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Bible Reading Plans

Reading the Bible can be a difficult habit to develop. For many of us, it takes practice. It isn't written like most documents we read and then there are all kinds of strange names and so many of them! 

The reading plans below are intended to help you become more familiar with the Bible in as little as five minutes of reading a day.  We encourage you to start out small and gradually challenge yourself to read more as you get more familiar with the text. 

Click the title of each plan for your free download.

By reading one chapter a day and including days for reflection (or catch up) you can read the entire New Testament in one year.  The authors of this plan expect that all you'll need is to find five minutes, five times per week to complete this plan.  This is an excellent plan for those developing a Bible reading habit.  I obtained this plan from navigators.org.

Ready to take a bigger step?  Read two chapters a day.  When you're consistently reading 3-4 chapters every day, it's likely time to try either the "Cover to Cover" or "Chronological" plan.

This simple plan will guide you straight through the entire Bible in 1 year.

 

The challenge here is some days get busy and you may not get your reading in.  Don't feel like you need to try to "catch up." Instead, get back into scripture on the current day's reading.

Ready to take a bigger step?  Double the number of chapters you read each day.  When you're consistently reading the entire Bible two times every year, it may be time to try the "90 Day" plan.

Like the plan above, this one will take you through the entire Bible in 1 year.  However, I like this plan because it reduces the feeling of "haven't I read this before?" by taking you through the stories of scripture 1-by-1.  It places the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the prophets in context of when they were written.  This also introduces variety into your reading which can make it easier to stay interested in what you're reading.


The challenge here is some days get busy and you may not get your reading in.  Speaking from experience, don't feel like you need to try to "catch up."  Every time I did that I ended up feeling defeated.  Instead, get back into scripture on the current day's reading.  I obtained this plan from https://static.crossway.org/excerpt/6-esv-chronological-reading-plan.3.pdf.

Ready to take a bigger step?  Double the number of chapters you read each day.  When you're consistently reading the entire Bible two times every year, it may be time to try the "90 Day" plan.

Depending on your reading speed (and your attention span) some of these readings will take 30 minutes/day.  

This plan has been expanded to 90 days from the YouVersion 40 Day Bible reading plan.

Depending on your reading speed (and your attention span) some of these readings will take 30-60 minutes/day.  


This plan has been adapted from the YouVersion 90 Day Bible reading plan. 

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