A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year

A Life-Changing Journey Into the Heart of God

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You CAN Read the Bible in a Year

When Diane Stortz was invited to join a study to read the whole Bible in a year, she went for it. It changed her life, even though she'd been a Christian a long time. Now, more than ten years later, she still reads through the Bible every year with a group of friends.

"I didn't start to really know God until I made knowing him my goal as I read the Bible. Getting to know God changed me. It changed how I think and what I do. It changes me still."

God put the Bible together for you. Reading it through in a year helps create a rich experience and a focused understanding of what God wants to reveal about himself. And with week-by-week reading plans, easy-to-use reference material, and stories of encouragement from women like you, A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year is the perfect companion for this life-changing practice.

Gather your Bible and some good friends to join you in your journey, or go for it on your own. Either way, God will change you.

Diane Stortz has over twenty years of Christian publishing experience, including writing and editing. She maintains a blog site to encourage Bible reading and memorization (dianestortz.com). She and her husband, Ed, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.


I've been a pastor for almost four decades and this is without question the best Bible reading plan I've run across.

Mark Atteberry, pastor and award-winning author of Dream and So Much More Than Sexy

Diane Stortz has taken the concept of reading the Bible in a year to a whole new level. She's created a wonderful companion to help women explore the Bible in a small-group setting that inspires and delights. I love how she's organized the reading assignments, the weekly sections, and "checkpoints" that make the journey through God's Word rich and alive! I'm looking forward to using this wonderful guide to enrich my daily time seeking God's heart.

Dineen Miller, author of Winning Him Without Words and The Soul Saver

I am impressed with A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. The thoroughness and grace throughout is stunning! Diane has researched and compiled a resource that provides clear direction for soaking in God's transforming Word. I can't wait to put this to use personally and in ministry.

Donna Pyle, founder of Artesian Ministries and author of The God of All Comfort

Diane Stortz has provided a delightfully engaging and very helpful guide. I know many women who have been longing for a book just like this!

Laurie Aker, author, speaker, Bible teacher, and founder of Thistlebend Ministries, Louisville, Kentucky

This book masterfully connects history and prophecy of the Old Testament with the fulfillment of victory in the New Testament. The format is simple for individuals and motivating for group studies. It is powerful to see how God has moved in the circumstances of Diane's life to lead her and others to a profound understanding of the Scriptures.

Dee Ann Turner, vice president, corporate talent, Chick-fil-A

With a unique gift of insight, Diane Stortz makes reading through the Bible manageable and exciting. This book will have a powerful impact in your life if you accept her invitation to journey through the Word.

Linda Mirante, director of women's ministries and adult education, Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, Indiana; trustee, Cincinnati Christian University, and inspirational speaker.

A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year is a wonderful tool for women wanting to read and understand the Bible. The personal testimony is so relevant for today's busy women. An excellent small-group study guide with biblical history and factual information to enhance the reading plan.

Patricia Rohach, director of women's ministry, NorthEast Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky; founder and director, Women In Service for Christ

As a Bible study teacher and lecturer for over thirty years, I can attest to the fact that reading the Word of God with a systematic plan helps you to know not only your Bible and God's plan for his creation, but also to know your God in a personal way. Diane Stortz has presented a plan that is easy to follow and yields great rewards as you are guided to think about and meditate on what you read each week.

Carol Martin, coordinator, People of the Word Bible Study, Eastside Christian Church, Fullerton, California

Diane's passion for the Word is eclipsed only by her passion for the One who breathed it. The simplicity and warmth of her style makes the daily readings personal. Is there anything more powerful than a friend who's "with you"? I'm honored to call Diane a colleague, a mentor, my lifetime friend.

Robin M. Stanley, speaker, writer, life coach, and publishing consultant

Reading the whole of Scripture in the way laid out in this book lays a foundation...to be strengthened, expanded, and built upon throughout life. Diane gently takes her readers' hands...and...gives those hands to our God, who will write on their hearts. Her chapter notes and checkpoints give tools to dig into the Scripture while not overwhelming the reader...If you are going to endeavor to read the whole of Scripture in a year, then let Diane's book be your first of many.

Michael Dean, involvement minister, First Christian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Author

  1. Diane Stortz
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    Diane Stortz

    Diane Stortz is the bestselling author of several children's books and has over twenty years of Christian publishing experience, both writing and editing. She and her husband, Ed, live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more at dianestortz.com.

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