9 Top Bible Reading Plans
As the new year starts this week, you may be considering starting a Bible reading plan to help motivate you in your Bible study. I love a list, especially when you can mark your progress, so Bible reading plans appeal to me. Here are nine unique variations, from beginner to advanced, requiring a small commitment of time or a large commitment.
This plan has four daily readings, two from the New Testament and two from the Old Testament. I like that the plan builds in some “catch up” days, with only 25 readings each month. It will take you through the entire Bible in one year.
Take a focused look at the life and teachings of Jesus with this plan. This plan takes just 45 days which makes it ideal if you are feeling intimidated by a long-term commitment to a plan.
For the very ambitious, tackling the entire Bible in 90 days provides a unique chance to see the whole Bible and its themes. I’ve done this and found it incredibly rewarding.
Go through the Old Testament once and the new Testament twice in one calendar year using this reading plan.
Covering about 40% of the Bible, this plan focuses on the stories of the Old Testament and the Psalms, Proverbs, Mark, John, and most New Testament letters.
Each day of the week is dedicated to a different genre from the Bible: Epistles, Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy and Gospels. If you need variety, this may be a perfect plan for you. Like many of the others, this plan takes you through the entire Bible in a year.
This app offers 150 reading plans and 10 languages. Their most popular plan is the Life Application Study Bible Devotion. A scripture verse and brief devotional helps you apply what you are learning in Scripture.
Our local Christian Radio Station is offering a great reading plan right now. You will read 99 key New Testament passages. The plan is a great place to start if you are new to Scripture reading.
The church we attended when we lived in Wisconsin is launching a year focused on falling in love with Scripture. I love their reading plan because it requires 5 readings a week and gives you two days to catch up. I find falling behind very discouraging when I try plans like this. Also available on this page are reading plans for your preschool and elementary aged kids so you can learn together.
Whatever you plan to do in the new year, a reading plan is a great goal. Any reading you do in Scripture is beneficial. So even if you fall behind or stop at some point, some reading is better than no reading. As II Timothy 3:16 says,
Which plan appeals to you most? Are there other plans you love? Let me know in the comments!