Grant Horner's Bible Reading Plan in Logos

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 9 2013 10:45 AM

Grant Horner developed a Bible reading plan where you read one chapter a day from each of ten lists. Each list covers a different section of the Bible. See here for more details.

There has already been quite a bit of discussion of how to do Grant Horner's Reading Plan in Logos. This is one thread.

An approximate reading plan is listed on the wiki.

Horner's reading plan, however, doesn't translate well to the Logos Reading Plan system. A major problem is that Logos forces you to stop reading each list at the same time (e.g., after one year). 

Horner intended that when you finish a list, you start reading it again, and you would never read the same combination of ten chapters again.

One way around this is to use the Logos bookmarks to mark each of the ten lists, but this confines your reading to your computer. I do most of my reading on my iPad.

Then it hit me: why not have a reading plan for each list?

So for each of Horner's ten lists, I made a reading plan. For example, the first list is Gospels. So I set the reference range to Mt-Jn and the finishing time to 89 sessions (there's 89 chapters in the Gospels).

You are supposed to read a chapter a day, but Logos wants you read equal portions each day, so it balances out the chapter length for you. That's not really a bad thing, and I can live with it.

Then I name it something like, "List 1: Gospels - 89 Days"  I put the 89 days there to remind myself what to reset the reading plan to when I finish the reading plan.

Alternatively, you could multiply the sessions by any number to make them go longer. For example, Acts is only 28 days. You could multiply it by 12 so that you wouldn't have to reset the plan every 28 days.

Then I pulled each of them into a favorites folder, "Grant Horner Reading Plan"

In the end, it's a few more clicks or taps to use it this way, but it's not bad and it comes closer to approximating Horner's reading plan on Logos.

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Chris Freeland | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2013 7:52 AM

Are you able to access reading plans on the iPad app? 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2013 8:01 AM

Chris Freeland:

Are you able to access reading plans on the iPad app? 

Hi Chris! Welcome to the forums. Smile

Were you asking about this plan, or more generally? The answer to a literal reading of your question is "yes." Reading plans can be accessed on the iPad app. This is dependent upon the resource being available on your device, however. If you were wanting to know more about the OP's suggestion, I <think> the answer is yes. It seems like he has just created a number of different reading plans to replicate another one. 

FYI - There is a forum dedicated to iOS questions and issues. http://community.logos.com/forums/74.aspx 

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Braxton Sheehy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 1 2019 4:08 AM

I just found out about this plan. I love it so far. You can get the plan written out for 100 years here: https://evangelism.org/professor-grant-horners-bible-reading-system/

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 3 2019 5:13 PM

I knew about Horner some time back, and I've decided to give it go.The only thing you really need is the list of ten book sets and just have at it. I think it's splendid so far. 

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 4 2019 7:30 PM

Could someone give me a hand with setting this up as a custom reading plan?  I'm trying to set it up according to the wiki but I must be missing a step.  Thanks!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 4 2019 7:50 PM

Brad:
Could someone give me a hand with setting this up as a custom reading plan?  I'm trying to set it up according to the wiki but I must be missing a step.  Thanks!

I am not currently able to troubleshoot this with you. If you don't get a good response, I would encourage you to post in the L8 forum. 

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 5 2019 4:52 AM

Brad:
Could someone give me a hand

Hi Brad:

I'll give it a shot. It might take me a few days. If you want the steps I intend to use, see this reply to a thread from a couple of years ago (should still work):  https://community.logos.com/forums/p/156538/944872.aspx#944872 . If you want to try and are able to convert the PDF in Braxton's reply above to Excel, please post the file here. If not, let us know and I'll try. If successful, I'll post the XL here with more complete instructions.

FYI:  The circa 2010 post linked above has a reference to a scheme that involves editing databases and creating XML files. That scheme became obsolete at the next revision and the instructions were removed from the Wiki.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 5 2019 8:13 PM

Robert M. Warren:
I'll give it a shot.

Hi Brad:

I was able to get to it fairly quickly. I think I figured out how to share the final reading plan, so I won't bore anyone with the details for creating it, other than to note I created a 10-year plan from the 100-year (!) PDF linked above. So, if you want a shorter plan, just abandon it when you're done.

Try this to get it:  Open this link:  https://fl.vu/d94pa7 (you need to be signed in). When you get to that page, see the 'Action' drop-down in the upper-right corner. Click the drop-down arrow and choose 'Get copy'. I think once you've done that you should see it in your Docs list in L8 (after it syncs). It's set to start 8/7/19 out of the box, but you can click Edit and change the start date by clicking the 'Wednesday' (or the date, if you try some days later).

I hope I didn't goof anything up.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2019 5:38 PM

The long term of the plan crashes on my phone and tablet. I'll have to test a shorter one later this week.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2019 5:56 PM

Brad I have this setup as reading plans. One plan for each list. I have a slight adjustment in that I pull Ps 119 out of Psalms list and have it in its own list where I read 8 verses each day. I’ll share when I am home tonight (6-8hrs from now).

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Glenn Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 7 2019 12:31 AM

Thanks, Robert!

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St Paul's Lutheran Church
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 7 2019 3:52 AM

I have now shared the 10+1 Reading lists.  The +1 simply takes Ps 119 out of the main Psalms reading list and assigns 8 verses per day as the reading, the natural segmentation of this Psalm based on its structure. That way you don't end up on Day 119 of the Psalms reading list having to read all 176 verses in that chapter.

When you first use the lists simply set the start date for each list. When you have completed a list, simply adjust the start date of that list and you are good to continue reading that list form the beginning again. For example When you complete Day 28 of the Acts list simply change its start date to the next days date and you will be ready for your second pass through the Acts list to begin the next day.

The downside of having 10 lists is more than offset the flexibility it offers.  To try an make a single reading plan, while it can be done if you really want to go there, it is complicated to create and maintain and offers no flexibility.

Having a separate plan of reach list allows you to change things up.  For instance, take List 10 again, you could change it so that you only read it Saturdays and Sundays and instead of setting it for 28 sessions you set it for 7 sessions so that you still complete that list in the same time frame but read 4 chapters twice a week instead of 1 each day.  At another point in time you might want to read larger chunks of text from the Pentateuch for a given pass through that list so you adjust the settings for that list.

The reading lists will show up in the public list as follows:

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 7 2019 7:17 PM

Robert M. Warren:
The long term of the plan crashes on my phone and tablet.

A 2-Year plan will sync to and open in both my phone and tablet without crashing the app (they're both low-end, so they're probably good coal mine canaries).

So, if you choose the Reading Plan route, here's the link:  https://fl.vu/r57sb8 . See the instructions in my reply above on 8/5/19.

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 8 2019 12:33 AM

Here is a spreadsheet I created to help me put together a 935 day modified Horner plan, which I use for Morning, Lunch, Afternoon and Evening readings a day of 3 chapters (Poetry/Wisdom/Other - OT - NT). I chose 4 readings sets as I did not like too many cards on Home Page, less overwhelming.

935 was multiple of Pentateuch that worked in the mobile app.

The numbers were used for checking I had the correct number of chapters (Total in M Column), usually I had to manually calculate the last block, which I did not make entirely easy as a few of the groups are multiples eg "Ro-Col, Ro-Col" = 130  just so the sheet was a little narrower.

B37 and below are the cells to copy and paste into the reading plan in Logos.

Might be useful for someone to play with.

4403.935Horner Bible Plan Modified.xlsx

Edit - I shared the plans also now for inspection

Morning https://fl.vu/t89iq

Lunch https://fl.vu/z79eq

Afternoon https://fl.vu/a35kc

Evening https://fl.vu/t39rz

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