Bible Reading Plans

When read daily, it only takes about 10 minutes a day to read the Bible through in a year!  Spending a little more time and really meditating on the Scripture being read is beneficial too.  Don't get discouraged if you commit to read daily and you miss a day or two here and there, just enjoy the current's day's Scripture.  God's Word never returns void! (Isaiah 55:11)

If you've never read the Bible through  ...  There are little nuggets throughout the Scripture that you may be missing!

You say you have already read the Bible through  ...  The Bible is the Living Word and each time you read it different things can stand out to you.  There are interesting things even in the Levitical laws.

For an idea to immerse  yourself in the Word instead of (or in addition to) reading through the Bible, see below.

You don't have to start on January 1  --  START TODAY !!

Read the Bible through in one year in any order  -  mark off each chapter read

                                                                                    (3 chapters on weekdays & 4 on weekends)


Read the Bible Chronologically in one year

                (from Back to the Bible)

Daily -- Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs

Immerse Yourself in the Word!

* Ask God to open your heart to His Word and to illuminate the text to you.
* Choose a book of the Bible (you might begin with smaller books).
* At your normal pace, read it in its entirety (preferably in one sitting).
* Read it over and over again, maybe twenty times (try several times in one sitting).
Hints: -Read for comprehension, ignoring the division of chapters and verses and treating each book as one coherent unit.
              -Skip the commentaries for now. After reading the book in its entirety attempt to summarize in your own words its theme and major points.  Also, ignore the chapter and verse divisions while reading the book.
               -After several readings, the book may become dry and lose its flavor, but persevere and you’ll discover the treasures that repeated readings can provide.  Keep in mind that not every book will be equally rewarding, but “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

               -Idea source:

The article recommends the ESV (English Standard Version - a literal translation in modern language) or possibly the NIV.  The New American Standard Version (NASV), also a literal translation,  may also be a good choice.   According the the article, a paraphrase version should not be used for this type of reading and the familiar rhythms and cadences of the KJV may, upon repeated readings, get in the way of comprehension.

alternate idea: read 5 chapters approximately 20 times a month (Ps. 119 = one day)

              or down the schedule on this page

                   and read on even days +

                             the 15th & 29th of month (= 202 days)

Permissions to distribute in PDF form: BetterThanSacrifice - granted at bottom of PDF file    |    Bible Challenge - download on linked page

                                                                                Chronological - by email 4/7/18

Bible app


Bible Challenge  - read 6 chapters a day

              (from Christ Church -

    alternate Schedule ideas: read everyday for 202 days  --or--

                                                        read on even days + the 15th & 29th of month (= 202 days)