Have you decided to read through the Bible as one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s a great selection of plans to help you keep that resolution.
Online Bible Reading Plans allow you to choose your version and track your progress. There are also apps for your phone, which are constantly changing.
The Ligonier Ministries Blog complied a great list of different charts and plans to read through the Bible in a year. Here’s a sample of plans in their collection. Most are PDF downloads which you can stick in your Bible:
Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week.
Read through the Bible in a year with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: epistles, the law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, and Gospels.
Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.
Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic yet beautifully designed chart to track your reading throughout the year.
Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.
Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.
Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and wisdom literature, Pentateuch and history of Israel, Chronicles and prophets, and Gospels and epistles.
Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.
The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.
Reading ten chapters a day, in the course of a year you’ll read the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters four to five times, the Old Testament wisdom literature six times, the Psalms at least twice, Proverbs and Acts a dozen times, and the Old Testament history and prophetic books about one and a half times.
Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.
Read straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Two readings each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month and a set number of Proverbs and Psalms for each week. It aims to give you more flexibility while grounding you in specific books of the Bible.
Read the Old and New Testaments once and Psalms and Proverbs four times.
The F-260 is a two hundred and sixty day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know.
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Happy New Year!