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Bible Reading Plans

January 4, 2016, 1 Comment

One does not have to work along a Bible Reading Plan to have a strong devotional life. But for some people, it is a helpful to have a guide and some sense of accountability. Let me offer up a few suggestions for taking your devotional life seriously in the arena of structured Bible study and reading. Here are a few plans to consider.

Shorter Plans

90 Days Through the New Testament – A straight read through the NT

90-Day Chronological New Testament – Read the NT though the chronological story order.

90-Day Challenge – If you wish to read the entire Bible in three months, you’ll need to read approximately 13 chapters per day.

Reading Proverbs – As it has 31 chapters, you can simply read a chapter a day and finish in a month.

71 Days in Isaiah – In just over two months, you can spend time meditating on the prophet’s message.

A Month in Psalms – With 150 psalms, you could simply read three per day on a 31-day month while leaving one day’s reading devoted to Psalm 119 (the longest chapter in the Bible).

1-Year Plans

Straight Through – To read from cover to cover, it generally takes three chapters per day.

Two Daily Readings – Move through the entire Bible with two readings per day.

Genre’ Reading Plan – Each day of the week has a different genre’ of the Bible.

Entire Bible Chronologically – Many find it helpful to read the story of the Bible in chronological order.

Chronological – A second take on the chronological plan.

Thematic – This Bible reading schedule is thematic or connective in nature. The goal is to make as many associations as possible between the different parts of Scripture while still reading individual books of the Bible from start to finish.

Legacy Reading Plan – Rather than a daily checklist, this plan guides what books of the Bible to read over the course of each month.

5x5x5 – Read five minutes a day on five days of each week.


My current plan is to take the month of January to read and study Romans. Then, I’m going to embark on a 90-day read through the entire Bible. I have my own plan that is similar to the one above but that I constructed a few years ago. It is a challenging and worthwhile endeavor.

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1 Comment

  • Reply 4 Principles and 5 Plans to Read the Bible This Year – December 31, 2018 at 10:41 am

    […] a plan that will benefit you.There are no shortages of plans to use. In a previous post, I listed 14 different plans. Besides the ones listed there, here are a few others to consider […]

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