My YouVersion 5-Day Bible Plan: When the needs of the world are overwhelming

I’m delighted to let you know that a Bible plan I wrote for YouVersion ( went live on their site today. It’s based on the parable of the Good Samaritan and can be accessed here:

I am really proud of this plan, I think it’s one of the better things I have written, and, in my view, it contains some unique ideas. I’d love to know what you think of it. If you complete it, then it would be wonderful if you could rate it.

When I wrote the plan, I based it on Luke 10:25-37, where Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan, a parable which has gone on to become so famous. I was also inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of the same parable. In his depiction, the Good Samaritan struggles in the foreground while the Priest and Levite are seen walking off. The two holy men are still within shouting distance, so I introduce the idea that if the Good Samaritan were to ask them for specific help, they may respond.

Those of you with a keen eye on this blog will know that I wrote about the Good Samaritan last summer. That post formed the initial preparation for this Bible plan, and then I refined my ideas after my publisher asked me to make a submission to YouVersion.

Please enjoy the plan!

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