Dan’s Recommended Bible-Readings Plans

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‘STARTER’ PLANS – If you’re new to the daily discipline of Bible reading…

  1. The Bible-Reading Plan for Shirkers and Slackers provides a plan for reading each day of the week but gives you slack if you miss days – you just pick up with the next reading on the day it happens to be.
  2. Every Word In The Bible is a three-year plan for reading through the entire Bible, reading one chapter each day and alternating between the Old Testament and New Testament.
  3. Stephen Witmer’s Two-Year Bible Reading Plan covers the entire Bible in two years, reading the Old and New Testaments once, and the Psalms and Proverbs four times.
  4. Rachel Wojo’s easy and creative Children’s Bible-Reading Plans are a great way to get your kids or grandkids started in a regular Bible-reading discipline.

ONE-YEAR PLANS

  1. The 5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan covers the entire New Testament in a year, reading only five days each week with two days set aside for catch-up.
  2. The 52 Week Bible Reading Plan covers the Bible in one year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, Gospels.
  3. The ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan covers the Bible in one year, with four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles.
  4. The Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan covers the Bible in one year, with two daily readings alternating between the NT and OT. To prevent the frustration of falling behind, each month consists of only 25 readings, which gives several days to ‘catch-up’.
  5. The ESV Chronological Bible Reading Plan covers the Bible in one year in the order the events occurred chronologically.
  6. The ‘Bible-Eater’ Plan will get you through the Bible in one year, with the helpful bonus of the ability to take 4 days off per month! You read 2-3 chapters per day in the OT and 1 chapter per day in the NT. There are several quarterly readings to do to keep on schedule with the days off.

BIBLE-READING PLANS THAT WILL STRETCH YOU

  1. The Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan takes the reader through the OT once and the NT and Psalms twice per year. This means reading about four chapters a day, taken from different parts of the Bible.
  2. Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System takes the reader through 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 OT History and Prophetic books about one and a half times.
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