Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans

For Beginners

Daily Bible Reading Guide (American Bible Society) [VIEW PDF]
10 minutes / 1 chapter per day
Every month’s readings are based on a theme.
Special readings for Lent, Advent, and other significant days.

180 Day Guided Tour (Zondervan) [VIEW PDF]
10 minutes / 1 chapter per day
Chapters selected roughly in chronological order.

Recommended for Most People

Thematic Bible Reading Plan (DesJardins) [VIEW PDF]
30 minutes / 2-4 chapters per day
Developed by Craig DesJardins of Faith Presbyterian Church in Tacoma.
Read the whole Bible in a year.
Aligned to help you make associations between different parts of Scripture.

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan [VIEW PDF]
45 minutes / 4-5 chapters per day
By far one of the best and most popular reading plans.
Takes you through OT once; NT and Psalms twice in a year.
If you select first 3 readings only, you can read the whole Bible in a year.
Click here to read Don Carson’s article on The Gospel Coalition website about “The Excellencies of the M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan.”

Additional Plans to Consider

Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan [VIEW PDF]
25 readings/month; 2 readings for each of those days
– First reading alternates between OT and NT books; 3-4 chapters/day. The Gospels are spread throughout the year.
– Second reading takes you through a chapter or so of the wisdom literature and Isaiah.
Combined, these readings will take you through the entire Bible in one year.

Two-Year Bible Reading Plan (Stephen Whitmer) [VIEW PDF]
20 minutes / 2-3 chapters per day
OT & NT in once, Psalms and Proverbs four times in two years.
More details here.

Five-Day Bible Reading Program [VIEW PDF]
45 minutes / 4-5 chapters per day
OT & NT in once, Psalms and Proverbs four times in two years.
Read the whole Bible in a year, near chronological.
Read a review here.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan [VIEW PDF]
More details and resources for this plan can be found here.

Click here to read “Why using a Bible Reading plan can be beneficial?”