Do you track your Bible reading? Have you considered using Notion to track your Bible reading? Well that’s exactly what Theology Nights has set about doing in 2020. I know that other ChurchMag writers like Jesse and Blessing are big fans of Notion so I was interested to learn more about Notion and how I might like to use it for my own Bible reading tracking.
Check out the video.
The power of Notion
Notion is an “everything bucket” type app that manages to seamlessly merge a multitude of different document types. Text, spreadsheets, databases, wikis, tasks lists…oh and you can collaborate on them too. This gives it some advantages over other, more text and file based everything buckets (like Evernote) but it doesn’t have complete feature parity (OCR for example).
Notion and Bible reading: a match made in heaven?
As you can see from the video, with Notion, you can make a database that has every book the Bible and then every chapter of each book – along with some nice images. As it’s cloud based, you can use it anywhere, on any device and no matter what Bible reading plan and app you use.
The only thing I see missing in this Bible reading plan, is that you only have yes or no options, you can’t track reading sections multiple times, which might be handy if you are doing a Bible reading plan and your church is reading through certain books. Perhaps someone would like to add that option.
Should you track your Bible Reading?
I certainly get the appeal of tracking Bible reading – it’s nice to see what you’ve read, what you haven’t and it’s very powerful to look back and see you’ve read the whole Bible. At the same time, I sometimes wonder if this encourages an attitude of reading for the purpose of having finished, and not for being transformed.
There’s no reason that these have to be mutually exclusive – you can use a Bible reading plan as a path to follow and a spur to read on tough days while still having the right heart attitude, but I think it’s important for us to be aware of these issues.
What do you use to track your Bible reading?