The Essential 100 Challenge (The E100) is an effective Bible reading program built around 100 carefully selected short Bible passages — 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. It enables people in your church to get the big picture of God's Word and in the process develop a daily Bible reading habit.

Most pastors, regardless of their denomination or theological perspective, want their people to read the Bible regularly. The problem is most people get bogged down with traditional through-the-Bible reading plans so they just give up. The E100 Challenge is simple, achievable and creates a contagious enthusiasm for reading the Bible.

Our prayer is that God will use your leadership and this program to ignite a Bible reading revival in your church. We have tested The E100 Challenge in hundreds of churches across the country and pastors all tell us the same thing: “The E100 Challenge is the one Bible reading program people actually enjoy and complete.” In short...The Challenge works!

Based on feedback from pastors, we’ve designed The E100 Challenge to be flexible. It works with any Bible translation and any time frame.


The E100 Bible passages are usually one to two chapters in length and can easily be read in 10 minutes or less. The E100 Challenge takes a reader through all of the major types of biblical writing including Historical books, Poetry and Wisdom Literature, the Prophets, the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation.

The Bible passages in The E100 Challenge are organized into 20 sets of five readings each. You have the option of preaching from one of the five passages from the previous week. Sermon outlines for The E100 passages are provided on a FREE CD enclosed with your first order from the E100 store.

The bottom line is The E100 is the Bible reading plan your people will love to complete!