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Jan 1, 2018 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

Read through the Greek Gospels in 2018!

In 2018 I plan to read the Greek Gospels in a Year. Will you join me?

I’ve created a reading plan, which divides the Gospels into three months each, with readings scheduled for Monday through Friday. This leaves weekends open to catch up, review, or take a break.

Since study of grammar and vocabulary makes for good "cross-training" (as Prof. Rob Plummer calls it), there is also a weekly reading suggestion for an accompanying Greek textbook: Rod Decker’s Reading Koine Greek.

The plan also includes suggested passages for ​lectio divina each week, an ancient way of reading Scripture that goes back to at least the Middle Ages. Lectio divina is Latin for “divine reading” or “holy reading."

Finally, the plan concludes with 16 tips for Scripture memory, for readers who want to add that component in 2018.

You can download the Greek Gospels in a Year reading plan here as an Accordance User Tool (or here as a PDF). The User Tool is a free module I created that integrates seamlessly with your Greek New Testament and Decker's grammar in Accordance, if you own them.

2018 Greek Gospels in a Year

Click/tap the image above for a closer look at Abram K-J's reading plan as an Accordance User Tool, as well as associated Accordance resources.

Would you like to join me and others? Leave a comment at Accordance Bible Software’s “Greek in a Year” forum.

Here's to a good year in the Greek Gospels!

Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He writes at Words on the Word.


Apr 13, 2017 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

How to Read a Book in Accordance


Ever wonder what separates a title in Accordance Bible Software from ebooks or even other Bible software platforms? In the video below, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones highlights four features of digital texts in Accordance:

  1. Hyperlinks, hyperlinks, hyperlinks!

  2. The expandable/collapsible Table of Contents sidebar

  3. Search Fields to better focus your search

  4. Advanced: Amplify/Research to get from the book you’re reading to the rest of your library

According to Abram, after mastering these features, "You’ll never read or study a work of theology or biblical studies the same way again. Accordance makes Kindle look like a codex."

In addition to being a longtime Accordance user and a frequent instructor for our free Accordance webinars, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is also Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, Mass. He writes at Words on the Word: