Make it a habit!

In our recent teaching series, "The Great 8," we discovered how TRUTH + HABITS + TIME = CHANGE. According to research done by the UCL (University College London), it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit. In other words, it takes 66 days before we tend to do something automatically simply because we've done that same thing over and over. Well, it just so happens that there are also 66 books in the Bible!


We invite you to join us in our Eat This! challenge that has nothing to do with consuming vast amounts of hot dogs and everything to do with making Bible study a habit in our lives. Each day, for 66 days, there will be three different courses that you can eat, depending on your time commitment. Most days, all three courses can be eaten in 30 minutes or less.

  • Appetizer: read a single verse from each book of the Bible that, when viewed collectively, can help you better understand the entire story of the Bible. (These verses are taken from Stan Guthrie's "God's Story in 66 Verses." You may want to purchase the book so that you can read the two or three pages that go with each verse.)

  • Main Course: read a chapter (or two) from each book of the Bible.

  • Dessert: watch a video from The Bible Project that will help you understand the entire book as well as how it fits into the story of the Bible. In addition, you can click on the book icon to read a synopsis of the book from OverviewBible.


Days 1-10 | Days 11-20 | Days 21-30 | Days 31-40 | Days 41-50 | Days 51-60 | Days 61-66



"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

(Matthew 4:4 ESV)


"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."

(Matthew 5:6 ESV)

Days 1-10

Genesis - 2 Samuel

  • Day 1 - Genesis

    Appetizer: 

    Genesis 15:6 (ESV)6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.


    Main Course:

    Genesis 1-2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Genesis 1-11)

    The Bible Project (Genesis 12-50)


  • Day 2 - Exodus

    Appetizer:

    Exodus 19:5 (ESV)5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;


    Main Course:

    Exodus 12


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Exodus 1-18)

    The Bible Project (Exodus 19-40)


  • Day 3 - Leviticus

    Appetizer:

    Leviticus 11:45 (ESV)45 For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”


    Main Course:

    Leviticus 19


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Leviticus)

  • Day 4 - Numbers

    Appetizer:

    Numbers 14:9 (ESV)9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”


    Main Course:

    Numbers 13-14


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Numbers)

  • Day 5 - Deuteronomy

    Appetizer:

    Deuteronomy 5:29 (ESV)29 Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!


    Main Course:

    Deuteronomy 28


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Deuteronomy)


  • Day 6 - Joshua

    Appetizer:

    Joshua 1:6 (ESV)6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.


    Main Course:

    Joshua 6


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Joshua)


  • Day 7 - Judges

    Appetizer:

    Judges 8:34 (ESV)34 And the people of Israel did not remember the Lord their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side,


    Main Course:

    Judges 2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Judges)

  • Day 8 - Ruth

    Appetizer:

    Ruth 1:16 (ESV)16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.


    Main Course:

    Ruth 1-2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Ruth)

  • Day 9 - 1 Samuel

    Appetizer:

    1 Samuel 2:35 (ESV)35 And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.


    Main Course:

    1 Samuel 17


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (1 Samuel)

  • Day 10 - 2 Samuel

    Appetizer:

    2 Samuel 7:16 (ESV)16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’ ”


    Main Course:

    2 Samuel 11-12


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (2 Samuel)

Days 11-20

1 Kings - Proverbs

  • Day 11 - 1 Kings

    Appetizer:

    1 Kings 11:11 (ESV)11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant.


    Main Course:

    1 Kings 18


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (1-2 Kings)


  • Day 12 - 2 Kings

    Appetizer:

    2 Kings 17:13 (ESV)13 Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”


    Main Course:

    2 Kings 22


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (1-2 Kings)

  • Day 13 - 1 Chronicles

    Appetizer:

    1 Chronicles 29:18 (ESV)18 O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.


    Main Course:

    1 Chronicles 17


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (1-2 Chronicles)

  • Day 14 - 2 Chronicles

    Appetizer:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


    Main Course:

    2 Chronicles 36


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (1-2 Chronicles)

  • Day 15 - Ezra

    Appetizer:

    Ezra 9:14 (ESV)14 shall we break your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?


    Main Course:

    Ezra 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Ezra-Nehemiah)

  • Day 16 - Nehemiah

    Appetizer:

    Nehemiah 1:11 (ESV)11 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” Now I was cupbearer to the king.


    Main Course:

    Nehemiah 1-2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Ezra-Nehemiah)

  • Day 17 - Esther

    Appetizer:

    Esther 4:14 (ESV)14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”


    Main Course:

    Esther 2-4


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Esther)

  • Day 18 - Job

    Appetizer:

    Job 42:6 (ESV)6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”


    Main Course:

    Job 1-2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Job)

  • Day 19 - Psalms

    Appetizer:

    Psalm 16:11 (ESV)11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


    Main Course:

    Psalm 23; Psalm 100


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Psalms)

    The Bible Project (Psalms - How to Read)

  • Day 20 - Proverbs

    Appetizer:

    Proverbs 1:7 (ESV)7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.


    Main Course:

    Proverbs 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Proverbs)

days 21-30

Ecclesiastes - Amos

  • day 21 - ecclesiastes

    Appetizer:

    Ecclesiastes 1:3 (ESV)3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?


    Main Course:

    Ecclesiastes 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Ecclesiastes)


  • Day 22 - Song of songs

    Appetizer:

    Song of Solomon 6:3 (ESV)3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.


    Main Course:

    Song of Songs 1


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Song of Songs)

  • Day 23 - Isaiah

    Appetizer:

    Isaiah 40:9 (ESV)9 Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”


    Main Course:

    Isaiah 53


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Isaiah 1-39)

    The Bible Project (Isaiah 40-66)


  • Day 24 - Jeremiah

    Appetizer:

    Jeremiah 31:33 (ESV)33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.


    Main Course:

    Jeremiah 1


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Jeremiah)

  • Day 25 - Lamentations

    Appetizer:

    Lamentations 3:22 (ESV)22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;


    Main Course:

    Lamentations 5


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Lamentations)

  • Day 26 - Ezekiel

    Appetizer:

    Ezekiel 36:22 (ESV)22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came.


    Main Course:

    Ezekiel 37


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Ezekiel 1-33)

    The Bible Project (Ezekiel 34-48)

  • Day 27 - Daniel

    Appetizer:

    Daniel 6:26 (ESV)26 I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end.


    Main Course:

    Daniel 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Daniel)

  • Day 28 - hosea

    Appetizer:

    Hosea 6:4 (ESV)4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.


    Main Course:

    Hosea 11


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Hosea)

  • dAY 29 - JOEL

    Appetizer:

    Joel 2:28 (ESV)28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.


    Main Course:

    Joel 2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Joel)

  • day 30 - Amos

    Appetizer:

    Amos 5:24 (ESV)24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.


    Main Course:

    Amos 9


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Amos)

Days 31-40

Obadiah - Matthew

  • Day 31 - Obadiah

    Appetizer:

    Obadiah 4 (ESV)4 Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord.


    Main Course:

    Obadiah 1


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Obadiah)

  • Day 32 - Jonah

    Appetizer:

    Jonah 4:2 (ESV)2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.


    Main Course:

    Jonah 1


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Jonah)

  • Day 33 - Micah

    Appetizer:

    Micah 6:8 (ESV)8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?


    Main Course:

    Micah 5


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Micah)

  • Day 34 - Nahum

    Appetizer:

    Nahum 1:3 (ESV)3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.


    Main Course

    Nahum 1


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Nahum)

  • Day 35 - Habakkuk

    Appetizer:

    Habakkuk 3:16 (ESV)16 I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.


    Main Course:

    Habakkuk 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Habakkuk)

  • Day 36 - Zephaniah

    Appetizer:

    Zephaniah 3:7 (ESV)7 I said, ‘Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.’ But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt.


    Main Course:

    Zephaniah 3


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Zephaniah)

  • day 37 - haggai

    Appetizer:

    Haggai 1:4 (ESV)4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?


    Main Course:

    Haggai 2


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Haggai)

  • day 38 - zechariah

    Appetizer:

    Zechariah 8:23 (ESV)23 Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ”


    Main Course:

    Zechariah 12


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Zechariah)

  • day 39 - malachi

    Appetizer:

    Malachi 1:11 (ESV)11 For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.


    Main Course:

    Malachi 2:17-4:6


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Malachi)

  • day 40 - matthew

    Appetizer:

    Matthew 16:15 (ESV)15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”


    Main Course:

    Matthew 5-7


    Dessert:

    The Bible Project (Matthew 1-13)

    The Bible Project (Matthew 14-28)