Find the Right Plan for You
The source of much spiritual dryness in the Christian life can be traced to one simple fact: many Christians do not have a systematic plan of reading through the Bible. In fact, many do not read the Bible at all, unless it is done in a “hit or miss” fashion. We have found that our ability to be faithful in our reading is enhanced if we have a guide, a chart where we can keep track of what we’ve read and where we are in the process.
Below we have several options: you can read through the Bible in one, two, or three years, read through the New Testament in a year, or read one chapter each day—365 of the most important chapters in the Bible. Whichever you choose, be faithful in follow-through. Always read the selection intended for any given day; if you miss a day make that reading up at a later time. Expect to be changed by the faithful and systematic reading of God’s Word!
- CS Lewis Institute Plan for Reading the Whole Bible. This simple plan will not only help you read through the Bible in a year, but read it on a more regular basis using a genre-based approach.
- Discipleship Journal: Book at a Time – Read through the Bible. This plan provides two readings for each day and takes you through the entire Bible in one year.
- Mc’Cheyne’s Calendar for Daily Bible Readings. Over the course of a year, this plan will take you through the New Testament and Psalms twice, and through the rest of the Bible once.
- Read through the New Testament in a Year. Using this plan, you’ll read a chapter from the New Testament five days each week, finishing the New Testament in 52 weeks.
- Read through the Bible in Three Years. This plan alternates between Old and New Testament books, with a reading scheduled for each day for three years.
- 365 Key Biblical Chapters. This plan takes you through a chapter each day for one year.
- Journey through the Old Testament. This plan takes you through a chronological reading of the key OT stories over 36 days.
- Journey through the New Testament. A follow-up to the OT Journey, this is a 25-day chronological reading of the key NT chapters.