The Foundation – Readings and Resources

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We’re going back to basics to get the broad view of God’s love and the strong foundation God created for us. We want to receive God’s word as a gift and to reinforce the concept that the Biblical stories all point to Jesus, our first love.

This fall, we invite you to continue (or begin) personal spiritual practices by spending fifteen minutes a day with God in scripture, prayer, and solitude. Use this guide for your daily reading and enrich your time with recommended music and books.

Reading and Reflecting on Scripture
What does God want me to see in this passage?
Praying for Confession and Guidance
What does God want me to let go of to keep moving?
Listening and Solitude with God
What does God want to say to me?

The Foundation Playlist

Book Recommendations

Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Here and Now, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Life of the Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen
More, Greg L. Hawkins
The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner
Surrender to Love, David Benner
Desiring God’s Will, David Benner
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Messy Spirituality, Mike Yaconelli
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman
Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating
In Search of Guidance, Dallas Willard
Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning
The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen
The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, Howard G Hendricks & William D Hendricks
Draw the Circle: The 40 day prayer challenge, Mark Batterson
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, Ruth Haley Barton
Soul Keeping: Caring for The Most Important Part of You, John Ortberg
Living Christ’s Presence, Dallas Willard

Daily Readings

September 15: Genesis 1:1-9

September 16: Genesis 1:10-14

September 17: Genesis 1:15-24

September 18: Genesis 1:25-27

September 19: Genesis 1:28-2:2

September 20: Psalm 8:1-4

September 21: Psalm 8:5-9

 

September 22: Genesis 3:1-5

September 23: Genesis 3:6-13

September 24: Genesis 3:14-15

September 25: Genesis 3:16-21

September 26: Genesis 3:22-24

September 27: Psalm 130:1-4

September 28: Psalm 130:5-8

 

September 29: Genesis 11:1-3

September 30: Genesis 11:4-5

October 1: Genesis 11:6-7

October 2: Genesis 11:8-9

October 3: Psalm 104:24-26

October 4: Psalm 104:27-30

October 5: Psalm 104:31-34

 

October 6: Genesis 12:1-3

October 7: Genesis 12:4-5

October 8: Genesis 15:1-4

October 9: Genesis 15:5-11

October 10: Genesis 22:1-5

October 11: Genesis 22:6-8

October 12: Genesis 22:9-14

 

October 13: Genesis 37:1–4

October 14: Genesis 37:5–11

October 15: Genesis 37:12–22

October 16: Genesis 37:23–36

October 17: Genesis 41:1–7

October 18: Genesis 50:15–17

October 19: Genesis 50:18–21

 

October 20: Exodus 3:1–10

October 21: Exodus 3:11–16

October 22: Exodus 3:17–22

October 23: Exodus 13:17–22

October 24: Exodus 14:1-10

October 25: Exodus 14:11-22

October 26: Exodus 14:22-31

 

October 27: Exodus 16:1–5

October 28: Exodus 16:6–8

October 29: Exodus 17:1–7

October 30: Exodus 19:3–8

October 31: Exodus 20:1–7

November 1: Exodus 20:8–11

November 2: Exodus 20:11–21

 

November 3: Joshua 1:1–5

November 4:  Joshua 1:6–7

November 5: Joshua 1:8–9

November 6: Joshua 3:1–6

November 7: Joshua 3:7–13

November 8: Joshua 6:1–19

November 9: Joshua 6:20–27

 

November 10: 1 Samuel 17:1–7

November 11: 1 Samuel 17:8–11

November 12: 1 Samuel 17:31–37

November 13: 1 Samuel 17:38–40

November 14: 1 Samuel 17:48–50

November 15: 1 Samuel 17:51–54

November 16: 1 Samuel 17:55–58

 

November 17: Daniel 6:1-7

November 18: Daniel 6:8-15

November 19: Daniel 6:16-18

November 20: Daniel 6:19-24

November 21: Daniel 6:25-28

November 22: Psalm 119:57–60

November 23: Psalm 119:61–64

 

November 24: Jonah 1:1–10

November 25: Jonah 1:11–17

November 26: Jonah 3:1–5

November 27: Jonah 3:6–10

November 28: Jonah 4:1-6

November 29: Jonah 4:7-11

November 30: Hebrews 1:1–2


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