Grant Horner's Reading Plan in Logos

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:01 AM

Good post from Tim Challies today on Professor Grant Horner's Ten Chapters Per Day  reading plan.

Since we can't yet order the reading plans in Logos to stick to CHAPTER divisions following the plan in Logos will not be structured by chapter boundaries, but since the program tracks the start and stop for you, that's ok. 

Briefly all you need to do is create a reading plan with the following  divisions:

Matt-John|Gen-Deut|Romans-Col,Heb|1 Thess-Philemon,James-Rev||Job,Eccl,Song|Psalms|Proverbs|Josh-Esther|Isaiah-Malachi|Acts

To read more, reference Tim's post above or check out the PDF in the post.  (I was going to attach it but couldn't find anything about copyright so was uncertain).

 

EDITED: to add Acts, and fix link.

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:04 AM

thanks for the synopsyis looks kind of interesting... I tried to visit page but my AV stops it from loading

(edit) yes it was the feedburner Thomas, thanks for the fix

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:20 AM

Sorry Dominic, It looks like Avast was choking on the feedburner address?  At any rate I've edited the link. 

Further, I'm adding the PDF here anyway , it doesn't look like a copyright violation from what I'm reading.  Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System.pdf

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David Lemmons | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 11:05 AM

Thomas,

I pasted in your configuration and spanned it over one year and over 90 days, but it is not near the same as Grant Horner's plan.  For example, it only has you reading Acts ONE time, rather than his 12.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 11:11 AM

Thomas Black:
Briefly all you need to do is create a reading plan with the following  divisions:

Did you add the plan to the wiki?

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 11:24 AM

 

David Lemmons:
I pasted in your configuration and spanned it over one year and over 90 days, but it is not near the same as Grant Horner's plan. For example, it only has you reading Acts ONE time, rather than his 12.

Sadly you are correct.  I realized that -and meant to note that this was a munge on the original.  This is a case where the plan needs finessing before I add it to the Wiki per MJ's sugestion.

 

@Logos:  would it be possible to code a plan into the program that would do this the way Grant Horner envisioned it?  I'm really liking this plan, in it's original intent of multiple readings per year.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 11:30 AM

MJ. Smith:
Did you add the plan to the wiki?
No, but as I went to look, someone else has done so with steps to replicate the program precisely!:  http://wiki.logos.com/Reading_Plans

 

Related posts:

 M'Cheyne and Horner reading plans for 2010 < http://community.logos.com/forums/p/8289/65833.aspx#65833 >

Custom Reading Plan <http://community.logos.com/forums/thread/30821.aspx >

Prof. Horner's Bible reading plan < http://community.logos.com/forums/t/3744.aspx >

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Kim Pagel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 4:47 PM

After reading this post I'm interested in setting up the Horner reading plan. I went to the Wicki and read it and still can't figure it out. Can anyone help me set this up?

Also, what is the risk running this plan. The Wicki tells you to run it at your own risk. Does this interfere with L4? Thanks for your help.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:08 PM

The risk Kim, is a concern because you are going to be playing on the inside of one of the files that Logos uses to run. 

Doing something wrong could result in instability (crashes) or at absolute worse case scenario the need to uninstall and reinstall Logos.  The latter may not be likely but the former is.

I haven't set up the plan myself yet, I just downloaded the SQLite browser so I could figure it out, but it seems that the directions on the wiki are pretty brief. 

What step are you on, and what trouble are you having?  Perhaps we can walk you through it.

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Aaron Sauer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:11 PM

I carefully followed the wiki instructions and it worked like a charm.

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Kim Pagel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 6:02 AM

Thomas Black:

The risk Kim, is a concern because you are going to be playing on the inside of one of the files that Logos uses to run. 

Doing something wrong could result in instability (crashes) or at absolute worse case scenario the need to uninstall and reinstall Logos.  The latter may not be likely but the former is.

Thanks Thomas for the offer to help. Given the risk, I think I will "pass" on the attempt to integrate this reading plan into Logos 4.

Kim

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Chris Roberts | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 11:11 AM

Thomas Black:
@Logos:  would it be possible to code a plan into the program that would do this the way Grant Horner envisioned it?  I'm really liking this plan, in it's original intent of multiple readings per year.

This wouldn't help with exact chapter divisions and such, but when I want a reading plan to include a book multiple time, it gets multiple entries in its group. For instance, imagine the odd reading plan that has me read Psalms once and Romans 6 times:

Psalms | Romans, Romans, Romans, Romans, Romans, Romans

In whatever timeframe you specify, it will have you read through Psalms once and Romans six times.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 11:30 AM

Chris,

I forgot about that.  Dividing the sections up and dividing against 365 tells you how many times each section is read. 

For example in this program it takes 89 days to read the gospels.  That's 4.1 times per year.  Therefore if I set it to read mt--jn,mt-jn,mt-jn,mt-jn  I get an approximation of the frequency.

Section Days to read Repeats
Gospels 89 4.1
Pentateuch 187 1.95
Early Epistles 78 4.68
Later Epistles 65 5.62
Wisdom 62 5.89
Psalms 150 2.43
Proverbs 31 11.77
Kingdom Lit 249 1.47
Prophets 250 1.46
Acts 28 13.04

If someone doesn't want to edit the sql file  they could approximate the program a bit better.  Though once again it would be without chapter breaks, and has some degree of innacuracy this way.  Simply divide this over one year/ 365 days.

Mt–Jn,Mt–Jn,Mt–Jn,Mt–Jn | Ge–Dt,Ge–Dt | Ro–Col, Heb, Ro–Col, Heb, Ro–Col, Heb, Ro–Col, Heb, Ro–Col, Heb| 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re, 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re, 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re, 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re, 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re, 1 Th–Phm, Jas–Re | Job, Ec–So,Job, Ec–So,Job, Ec–So,Job, Ec–So,Job, Ec–So,Job, Ec–So | Ps,ps | Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr,Pr | Jos–Es,Jos-Es | Is–Mal,Is–Mal | Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac,Ac

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:20 PM

I still want Logos to provide support for a large variety of reading plans where the plans are hand coded correctly and one only has to enter a starting date for everything to fall into place ... I'm thinking specifically of things like the Zondervan plans.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:35 PM

I agree MJ, I fear however that it will be a long(er) time coming than other fixes we're asking for.  Perhaps if I had a clue how to code such an item I'd offer to do one.  Smile

I say add Prof Horner's plan to the master list of "we want these coded please!" 

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Clinton Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:44 PM

Aaron Sauer:

I carefully followed the wiki instructions and it worked like a charm.

Worked for me too. Using excel to generate a new date range and ultraedit in column mode, I was able to quickly change the date range to start on August 23 and finish Aug 21, 2012 as my current reading plan ends on the 22nd.

Thanks to Robert Warren for generating the xml file.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 7:26 PM

Clinton Thomas:
Thanks to Robert Warren for generating the xml file.

You're welcome! I will add that Jon Rumble actually developed the technical scheme for the McCheyne plan (this was before Logos hard-coded it into L4) and I used monkey-see-monkey-do pattern recognition to develop a two-year Horner file using Excel and Notepad with the SQLite program. It ends rather raggedly, since the plan really isn't time-based, but of a continuous nature. 

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Scott Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 3:32 AM

Kim,

I have set up Grant Horner's, an ESV Chronological plan, and a New Testament in 30 days plan. I use the New Testament plan every day. I'm not saying you want have trouble, but I haven't and it is awesome being able to keep up with where I am on the computer with these plans that involve reading books out of order. Plus it shows up on my phone thorough Library.Logos. Not saying the risk isn't it there but it has been convenient.

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Clinton Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 12:04 PM

Robert M. Warren:
using Excel

Hi Robert,

I found a mistake in the XML file. Psalms 150 is never read after the first cycle. The rest check out fine.

Regards,

Clinton

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Aaron Sauer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 1:32 PM

Clinton Thomas:

I found a mistake in the XML file. Psalms 150 is never read after the first cycle. The rest check out fine.

Regards,

Clinton

Good catch, Clinton. Now who is going to fix it?

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