God Sightings: The One Year Companion Guide is where Group Publishing’s influence is the most felt. They have designed a 52 session guide for individual reflection, probing, and journaling that is designed to accompany the weekly readings from the God Sightings Bibles. The first session, for example, is entitled “The Start of Something Big” and encourages readers to look for God’s delight of new starts in their own lives. Upbeat, accessible text encourages further thought on the week’s theme, focal scripture passages are shared, and plenty of space for writing answers to focused questions is provided. I love the full color, modern design of each and every page in the guide.
Perhaps most unique however is God Sightings' attempt to take Bible study into the realm of online interactivity on a large scale. Forums are provided for discussing responses to each daily reading as well as a place for general interactions as participants learn to spot God at work in their lives.
A common New Year’s resolution for Christians is to read through the Bible in a year – maybe you’ve already stumbled and missed a few daily readings, or you just haven’t started yet. Don’t let the fact that it’s the middle of January stop you — just jump in; make this the first year of many that you discover God’s hand at work in your life.