The Quiet Time Companion: A Daily Guide Through the Bible, Edited by Ro Willoughby

The Quiet Time Companion

A Daily Guide Through the Bible

Revised Edition

Edited by Ro Willoughby

The Quiet Time Companion
  • Length: 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: November 10, 1999
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 1189
  • ISBN: 9780830811892

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Down through the years, those who have been close to God have met with him daily. The Quiet Time Companion can help you begin and make the most of your own daily meetings with God.

Offering a fresh approach to Bible study each week (with eleven different approachs in all), this book will help keep your quiet times stimulating and challenging. You'll learn a variety of Bible study skills that will last a lifetime!

With The Quiet Time Companion you'll gain a thorough overview of the whole Bible as you move through two years of structured and unstructured meetings with God. Each week you'll find five Bible studies designed to occupy about twenty minutes daily. These include

  • whole book studies overviewing major themes
  • detailed studies of short passages
  • topical studies on important aspects of the Christian life
  • character studies of fascinating people in the Bible
  • word studies of key biblical concepts

You'll also find suggestions for activities and projects to give you a change of pace each weekend.

Divided into eight sessions of thirteen weeks each, The Quiet Time Companion can also be used easily by small groups and Sunday school classes.

Here is a great opportunity to get started meeting with God every day.



Note from the editor

How to use this book

Your checklist

Season 1
Week 1: Acts 11--15 (Background)
Week 2: Peter (Character)
Week 3: Luke 9 (Meditation)
Week 4: The name of the Lord (Bible theme)
Week 5: Habakkuk (Prophecy)
Week 6: Genesis 12--50, part 1 (Bird's eye)
Week 7: Genesis 12--50, part 2 (Bird's eye)
Week 8: Psalm 103 (Poetry)
Week 9: Love (Lifestyle)
Week 10: Jeremiah, part 1 (Background)
Week 11: Jeremiah, part 2 (Background)
Week 12: Human nature (Bible theme)
Week 13: The letters of John (Letters)

Season 2
Week 1: Mark's Gospel, part 1 (Story)
Week 2: Mark's Gospel, part 2 (Story)
Week 3: Mark's Gospel, part 3 (Story)
Week 4: 1 Timothy (Letters)
Week 5: Kings and Chronicles, part 1 (Background)
Week 6: Kings and Chronicles, part 1 (Background)
Week 7: Relationships that last (Lifestyle)
Week 8: Micah, Nahum, Obadiah and Zephaniah (Prophecy)
Week 9: Genesis 1--11 (In depth)
Week 10: Timothy (Character)
Week 11: Revelation 2 (Meditation)
Week 12: Light (Bible theme)
Week 13: An international faith (Lifestyle)

Season 3
Week 1: Ruth (Character)
Week 2: John's Gospel (Bird's eye)
Week 3: Ezekiel, part 1 (Prophecy)
Week 4: Ezekiel, part 2 (Prophecy)
Week 5: Nehemiah (In depth)
Week 6: Hebrews (Bird's eye)
Week 7: Death and grieving (Lifestyle)
Week 8: The exodus (Background)
Week 9: The second coming (Bible theme)
Week 10: Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, part 1 (Letters)
Week 11: Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, part 2 (Letters)
Week 12: Mattew 5 (Meditation)
Week 13: Daniel (Background)

Season 4
Week 1: Under authority (Lifestyle)
Week 2: Jonah (Character)
Week 3: Ecclesiastes (Bird's eye)
Week 4: Luke's Gospel, part 1 (Story)
Week 5: Luke's Gospel, part 2 (Story)
Week 6: Luke's Gospel, part 3 (Story)
Week 7: The cross (Bible theme)
Week 8: John 15 (Meditation)
Week 9: Repentance and forgiveness (Bible theme)
Week 10: Growth and maturity (Lifestyle)
Week 11: The judges, part 1 (Background)
Week 12: The judges, part 2 (Background)
Week 13: Songs at Christmas (Poetry)

Season 5
Week 1: Guidance (Lifestyle)
Week 2: Hosea and Gomer (Character)
Week 3: Romans 8 (Meditation)
Week 4: Amos (Prophecy)
Week 5: Lamentations (Poetry)
Week 6: Haves and have-nots, and other issues (Lifestyle)
Week 7: Acts 1--11 (Bird's eye)
Week 8: Galatians (Letters)
Week 9: The Messiah (Bible theme)
Week 10: What about other religions? (Bible theme)
Week 11: The church at Corinth, part 1 (Background)
Week 12: The church at Corinth, part 2 (Background)
Week 13: Proverbs (Bird's eye)

Season 6
Week 1: Psalms of the king (Poetry)
Week 2: Men and women (Lifestyle)
Week 3: Romans, part 1 (Letter)
Week 4: Romans, part 2 (Letter)
Week 5: Solomon (Character)
Week 6: Leadership in the church (Lifestyle)
Week 7: Songs of the Servant (Prophecy)
Week 8: Job (Bird's eye)
Week 9: The resurrection of Jesus (Bible theme)
Week 10: Isaiah 55 (Meditation)
Week 11: 1 Peter (Letters)
Week 12: God the judge (Bible theme)
Week 13: Selections from Leviticus (In depth)

Season 7
Week 1: Loneliness (Lifestyle)
Week 2: James (Letter)
Week 3: Jacob (Character)
Week 4: Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (Prophecy)
Week 5: The sacraments (Lifestyle)
Week 6: Conversion (Bible theme)
Week 7: Numbers, part 1 (Bird's eye)
Week 8: Numbers, part 2 (Bird's eye)
Week 9: The Sermon on the Mount (In depth)
Week 10: Parables of the kingdom (Story)
Week 11: Joshua, part 1 (Background)
Week 12: Joshua, part 2 (Background)
Week 13: Deuteronomy 7 (Meditation)

Season 8
Week 1: Work (Lifestyle)
Week 2: Moses (Character)
Week 3: Travels with Paul (Background)
Week 4: 1 Samuel, part 1 (Background)
Week 5: 1 Samuel, part 2 (Background)
Week 6: 2 Samuel 7 (Meditation)
Week 7: Philippians (Letters)
Week 8: Colossians (Letters)
Week 9: Hopes and fears (Bible theme)
Week 10: Some Old Testament women (Character
Week 11: Dilemmas of life and death (Lifestyle)
Week 12: Hezekiah (Character)
Week 13: Revelation 21--22 (In depth)


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Willoughby was editor for a writing team including Julie Cameron, Colin Duriez, Alistair Hornal, Mary-Jane Kirkland, Helen Mynors, Susan Penfold, Claire Powell, Deborah Reed, David Stone, Steve Walton, Phyllis Wells and Robert Willoughby.