We invite each Brookside attender to join us in reading through portions of the Bible every day.

Spending time in Scripture daily is so worthwhile! Not only will you come to know the characteristics of God more, you will also grow in Christlikeness. We can't encourage it enough!

This year, we wanted to refresh our approach to 365 in a desire to direct people into a more intentional devotional time with the Lord. To participate with us, if you desire, click the button below to purchase Tim Keller’s book The Songs of Jesus. Our Psalms reading plan follows Tim Keller’s approach through the Psalms (you can still participate with 365, even if you choose not to do the optional Keller book). What an encouraging thing to do together as a church body! Not only will we be reading the same Bible passages each day but we can also follow along in our devotionals as well.

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The buttons below will open a copy of the reading plan to download. You can also download the BrooksideOmaha app, where you'll get the reading plan right on your phone and can listen to the day's Scripture. 

WITH 365, you'll be reading 1-2 total chapters from the Bible MOST DAYS.

Don't know how to find your way around the Bible?
Every Bible has a Table of Contents in the front.That will help you navigate around this (long!) and wonderful book.

If you have questions about what translation to read (there are lots of good ones out there!), we usually start by pointing people toward the New International Version (NIV), the English Standard Version (ESV), or the New Living Translation (NLT).


But as you approach the Bible, how you can approach this time reading God’s Word intentionally, and get something out of it every day? This is where we’re big fans of the habit of journaling as you read.

Trying using the R.E.A.P. method of journaling as a way to stay attentive to God’s Word and focus on what you’re learning.


Read the passage carefully. Before you read, write down the Bible passage you’re reading at the top of the journal page, and ask that God would guide your reading and help you get to know Him better as you read His Word.


Reading God’s Word isn’t a passive exercise. In this step, write down at least 1-2 things that stand out about the passage. For example, this can be a verse or two that grabs your attention, a truth about who God is or what He’s doing, questions that come to mind as you read, a dominant theme or repeated idea in the passage…basically anything notable you observe and don’t want to miss.


Write out how you can apply what you’ve learned from this passage. Sometimes application isn’t something you do, but something you remember or reflect on.


Write out a short prayer to God to close your time in Scripture.


There are so many ways to explore God's Word on your own, but here are a handful of credible and powerful tools we recommend!

  • J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays, Journey Into God’s Word: Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible, 2nd ed. Zondervan Academic, 2020.
  • Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen, The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story, 2nd ed. Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Robert L. Plummer, 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible, 2nd ed. Kregel Academic, 2021.