Hey there, all my Jesus-curious friends. Let me just lay a hand on your shoulder and gently point you in a good direction. She Reads Truth. It’s a thing.
Interested in Jesus? The Bible? Jesus and the Bible?
Then She Reads Truth.
I don’t remember how I found them, but it’s been a minute. I’m a late bloomer believer, but I stumbled across them pretty early in my journey.
First, who they are. A group based in Nashville, TN, “a worldwide community of women who read God’s Word together every day.” They’ve created both a website and app that provide (free!) access to their ongoing Bible studies. These studies range from a week to 6 weeks or longer, and can cover a single book of the Bible, or a thoughtfully curated theme, with specially selected Scripture to support.
Here’s why She Reads Truth proves so dang helpful to me.
Because this Bible’s so big.
I have no idea what to do with it. It’s overwhelming. Have you seen the size of this book? The heft? The names?
She Reads Truth helped me find daily direction. We’re reading 1 & 2 Peter! We’re reading Isaiah! We’re reading Psalms of Rest! We’re reading Job! Join us!
(Sidenote: I did not read Job. Nope. I tried. It was a hard season, during Lent, and I tried. Job almost broke me. Maybe in a year or two, Lord.)
They invite women into the Word, to read defined passages, and then, if you’re so inclined (which I usually am), to read a thoughtful, brief accompanying essay.
Simple, easy, and literally making space to read the Bible every single day.
And they’ve started a podcast! Apparently it will be weekly, and will focus on the current study happening.
Now, full disclosure, they also produce some terrific swag. Study guides for purchase. Scripture cards. Prints with Scripture. Some really neat kids stuff, especially for the little ‘uns. One of my favorite memories is the afternoon Dorothy and I acted out The Book of Esther, the play, using the She Reads Truth paper dolls and paper stage. The characters are animals. I think Esther’s a rabbit? It’s precious. There’s video somewhere. If I find it, I’ll share here. Dorothy was Esther and I was everybody else.
However, those of us on a budget (like myself) can participate joyfully without spending a dime (though that paper Esther book, with the paper dolls and paper stage -worth. every. penny). Just get your Bible, and pull up the website for that day’s readings.
Now, for all I know, this happens all over Christian websites. Our church does assigned readings for Advent and Lent, and that’s great.
However there’s something about this group. I like their style. That’s the best I can figure. Also, they have a He Reads Truth. Fellas, get in on this. They’re putting down some good stuff.
I have almost no practice, no experience reading the Bible, and all day long, I need help remembering:
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.Psalm 73:28
That’s their work. Just telling of God’s goodness, by leading you to His Word. So simple! So genius! Highly recommended by this new Bible fan.