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365 Day Devotional Commentary


Buy It Once, Use It On These Platforms
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows Store
  • Windows Desktop
  • Mac OS


The 365-Day Devotional Commentary is a unique tool to help you deepen your personal walk with God and a unique aid to help you share the most intimate meanings of God's Word with others. It's not just a book of daily devotions. It's not just a Bible commentary. It's both--and more!

The 365-Day Devotional Commentary combines the explanation of Scripture provided by the traditional commentary with devotional insights into the personal meaning of God's Word for your life. It allows you to deepen your walk with God by a guided study of the entire Bible in one year, in manageable daily readings.

The flexible design of this commentary permits you to use it in a way that fits your need and schedule--pick it up in midyear; read only the "core" Bible passage and application if you have less time; enjoy the special holiday reading plans; start with the New Testament instead of the Old; use it to study a particular book or passage; use it to plan lessons or sermons; use it to guide family devotions.


The 365-Day Devotional Commentary covers the entire Old and New Testaments, with a clear focus on what each book and passage is saying to you, personally. For each day's reading you get:

  1. an overview of the whole passage
  2. background information and commentary on history, the meaning of key words, etc., to deepen your understanding of the passage
  3. devotional based on the core message of the passage which will help you focus on the personal meaning and application.

The 365-Day Devotional Commentary features:

  • Covers the entire Bible in 365 "easy reading," dated units. Offers 2 different 1-year reading plans:
    • PLAN A: Adventure Reading Plan, Genesis to Revelation - Begin with Genesis, and day-by-day trace the unfolding story of God's plan for humankind.
    • PLAN B: Variety Reading Plan: Alternate OT and NT readings - Keep your reading of Scripture fresh by balancing readings from the Old and New Testaments.
  • Highlights personal applications from every chapter
  • Explains the meaning and implications of key Bible terms and events
  • Identifies a "core passage" in each daily reading
  • Provides daily devotional readings, linked to each core passage, for personal use when time is limited
  • Gives an overview of each day's reading, showing how the text fits together
  • Features illustrations that enhance the substance of the biblical text
  • Includes additional "special reading plans": 30-Day Bible Overview, 30-Day Personal Relationship, Ten Days at Christmas, Seven Days at Easter, Forty Days of Lent

What's the best way to use this Commentary? Each time you do your Bible reading, FIRST, read the "Overview" in the Commentary to see how the whole passage fits together. SECOND, read the Bible itself, and refer to the Commentary when you want to explore the Personal Application of a passage or event that particularly interests you. THIRD, read the "Devotional," and spend some time in prayer.

On days you are hurried, read the "Overview," and turn directly to the "core passage" on which the day's "Devotional" is based. Read that passage and the Devotional only, and spend time in prayer.

See Sample Reading (links to PDF)

About the Author(s)

Lawrence O. Richards holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan, a Th.M. in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in religious education and social psychology from Garrett Biblical Seminary and Northwestern University jointly.

Dr. Larry Richards has taught in the Wheaton College Graduate School, served as a church minister of Christian education, and taught courses at various schools in the United States and overseas. He has developed Sunday school programs, conducted seminars and workshops, and Internet curriculum for Sunday school and home school.

He has written over 200 books, including Christian education texts, theological works, Bible dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, and commentaries; he has also written a number of devotional and enrichment books, as well as several specialty and study bibles.

System Requirements

Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 37.375 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running latest version of iOS. Download size: 37.375 MB. Android Requires Android OS 4.0 or later. Download size: 37.375 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 37.375 MB. Windows Store Download size: 37.375 MB. Windows Desktop Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 or later. Download size: 11.375 MB. Mac OS Requires macOS 10.13 or later. Download size: 37.375 MB.

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