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.
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:
- 5 Day Bible Reading Program– Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week.
- 52 Week Bible Reading Plan – 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.
- 5x5x5 New Testament Reading Plan M-F– 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.
- Bible Reading Chart– Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic yet beautifully designed chart to track your reading throughout the year.
- Chronological Bible Reading Plan– Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.
- Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan – Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.
- ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan– Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and wisdom literature, Pentateuch and history of Israel, Chronicles and prophets, and Gospels and epistles.
- Every Word in the Bible 3-year Plan – Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.
- Historical Bible Reading Plan– 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.
- Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System– 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.
- Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan– Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.
- Straight Through the Bible Reading Plan – Read straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
- Tabletalk Bible Reading Plan– Two readings each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
- Legacy Reading Plan – 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.
- 2-Year Bible Reading Plan– Read the Old and New Testaments once and Psalms and Proverbs four times.
- 260 Bible Reading Plan – The F-260 is a two hundred and sixty day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know.
You can also find online Bible Reading Plans which allow you to choose your version and track your progress.
Want to understand what you’re reading? Considering reading an overview of the Bible.
- Ray Stedman’s Adventuring through the Bible
- RC Sproul’s Overivew of the Bible
- John MacArthur’s Introductions to each book of the Bible
Bible Study 101: Learn how to study the Bible
Bible Study Resources: Maps, charts, reference works, websites & tools
Happy New Year!