Lent Challenge: ‘ Hear the Word’

This Lent season let’s set ourselves a challenge to listen to the whole of the New Testament read by the Christian actor David Suchet (well known to many in the role of Hercules Poirot!).

He has recorded reading the complete Bible (NIV) available on YouTube (New Testament is items 43-68 of the full playlist) or on mp3 CDs

Starting on Ash Wednesday (14th Feb), twenty five minutes per day, will finish by Easter, or twelve minutes per day, by Ascension/Pentecost.

Suggested schedule:

14th Feb, Ash Wednesday – start at Matthew 1:1

18th Feb – two thirds through Matthew’s gospel

25th Feb – in the early chapters of Luke’s gospel

3rd Mar – nearly finished John’s gospel

10th Mar, Mothering Sunday – in the early part of Romans

17th Mar – near the end of 2 Corinthians

24th Mar, Palm Sunday – near the end of Hebrews

31st Mar, Easter Day – have you finished listening to Revelation?