In a couple weeks, the year will end, and with it, my year-long journey reading straight through the Bible. It is my second time reading straight through in a row. The first was over a period of 75 days, using an accelerated 90 day reading schedule. It was like taking an airplane ride.
I saw the 'lay of the land' including main themes and how parts were inter-related.
This time, the 365 day reading schedule is more like a car ride passing through states, watching the landscape change from hills, plains, mountains, deserts, to finally sandy shores on a cross country road trip.
It takes about four times longer. With the slower pace, I see more details.
Years ago, when I spent 16 weeks studying the four chapters of Philippians in depth, that was like taking a stroll among one part of the landscape, stopping to examine every rock, tree, and leaf.