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Daily Bible Reading Program
Below are a list of links designed to help you get started with the Blue Letter Bible's Daily Bible Reading Program.
How to Create a Profile
1. Creating a profile with the Blue Letter Bible, and thereby gaining access to the Daily Bible Reading Program, is absolutely free. Simply click on the "Create a Profile" link on the Daily Bible Reading Program home page as shown above.
2. Once you click on the "Create a Profile" link, you will be directed to a simple form where you will enter your first and last names, a username, a password, your e-mail address and the version you most enjoy studying in. There are two fields for entering your security password (labeled "Desired Password" and "Confirm Password"). The values you put in these fields must match. This is to reduce the number of typographical errors since this value will become your password.
3. Click the "Submit" button and you're all set! An email will be sent to your e-mail address with your information for future reference. You are now ready to begin using the Daily Bible Reading Program!
How to Retrieve a Lost Username and/or Password
1. If you have forgotten either your username or your password you can retrieve the information by entering the e-mail address you provided when you set up your profile initially. To begin this process, click the "Did you forget your username and/or password?" link.
2. This link will direct you to a page that gives you an opportunity to enter your registered e-mail address. Enter your e-mail address in the space shown above (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: As the notice says, you must disable all spam blockers for the address listed. If you do not do this, the e-mail may be reported as spam and never get to you!
How to Edit Your User Profile / Information
1. Once you have logged into the Daily Bible Reading Program you will have the opportunity to edit the information you inputted upon creating a profile. Click the "Edit Profile" button to begin!
2. To edit your information, simply replace the appropriate fields with the new information and click the "Submit" button.
The username cannot include any spaces. If you insert a space, the information will not be changed and a message will be generated to alert you to this error.
If you choose to edit your password you much replace both the "Desired Password" field and the "Confirm Password" fields with exactly the same value. If a mistake is made the information will not be changed (a message will be generated letting you know if this has occurred).
Finally, you will notice the "Reading Version" at the bottom of the list. This only appears if you are currently subscribed to a reading plan and is the version in which you have chosen to read the Bible passages.
What is a Reading Plan?
A reading plan is a systematic approach to reading the Bible. The Bible is quite often a difficult book for people to tackle because of its great length and diversity. The different reading plans we offer here on the Blue Letter Bible intend to define a reasonable schedule for one to read through the entire Bible in a timely mannergenerally one calendar year. Some reading plans even offer a schedule that is based on research regarding date of authorship or chronological sequence of events.
How to Use the Reading Plan Manager
The following is a walk-through of the Reading Plan Manager page. This is the page that you will use to subscribe to a reading plan, manage that plan, and otherwise manipulate the functions of this program. In this tutorial, we will look at some of the very basic functions that are accessed from the page and seek to gain a general comfort with the layout of this page.
1. The Reading Plan Manager page is organized into four (4) main sections each separated by a space and their own title (these are often called "pods" on the world wide web). At the top of the Plan Manager, you will notice our first "pod" containing the first and last names of the user and the current date (as shown above).
You will also notice the "Edit Profile" button. Clicking this button will enable you to edit the information you originally entered when you created a profile. For more information regarding this feature, click here.
The other button, entitled "Logout," will successfully end your session and bring you back to the Daily Bible Reading Program's main page where you will need to login again if you wish to continue your readings.
2. The second section is where you will find information pertinent to the plan you have currently subscribed to.
For more information about how to subscribe to a reading plan, click here.
Once you have subscribed to a plan, this section is populated with a graph to track your progress through the Bible, information about your next passage and other features.
To read about this "Subscription Manager" section in further detail, click here.
3. The third section contains a list of articles that detail the various functions of the Daily Bible Reading Program. Remember, if these articles do not answer your questions, please feel free to e-mail us (Since we are only a small team of developers, make sure you have throughly researched your topic before e-mailing).
4. The fourth, and longest, section houses an index of all the reading plans that the Blue Letter Bible offers. Click on a title in the Table of Contents to read a short summary of the plan.
Under each plan summary you will find a button entitled "More Information." Click on this button to see the day-by-day schedule of readings. This is extrememly helpful in choosing the plan you wish to read through.
What is the Accountability Feature?
The accountability feature is designed to aid in the process of reading through the Bible. This feature keeps record of what readings should be completed day by day and therefore is able to remind readers of what must be read to stay on schedule. This is meant to enable the user's reading experience, but, if at any time it is determined to be a hinderance, the accountaibilty feature can be inactivated. Remember, this feature can also be reset at anytime thereby putting you back on schedule.
If you choose to reset the Accountability Feature when you switch to a different plan, the computer will reset its count of missed chapters so that you start the new plan on schedule. If you do not choose to reset the counter, then you may begin with numerous missed chapters.