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Bible Reading Plans

The Bible is to be a cherished source of guidance, comfort, correction, and training. To the Christian, the Bible is more important than anything this world offers. This truth is clearly seen in Psalm 19:7-11. Martin Luther certainly embodied this when he journaled: “For a number of years I have now annually read through the Bible twice. If the Bible were a large, mighty tree and all its words were little branches I have tapped at all the branches, eager to know what was there and what it had to offer." Whether at the beginning of a year or in the middle, consider climbing this mighty tree year after year by adopting one of these Bible reading plans.


Chronological Plan

Read the Bible according to the timeline of creation and human history. This plan guides the reader through the entire Bible in the chronological history of God's people (Israel and the Church). For instance, in the Old Testament this plan places the Psalms and the Major and Minor Prophets into the context of the history books of 1 & 2 Samuel through 1 & 2 Kings. In the New Testament the 13 Letters of Paul are placed where they fit into the context of the book of Acts. In the end, this plan helps the reader follow how the entire Bible moves toward the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Click HERE to download a large print version

Click HERE to download a small print version (ideal to print, cut and keep in your Bible)


Traditional Plan

Read the Bible from cover to cover over the course of a 12-month cycle. This plan keeps the reader in the Old and New Testaments with readings from four places in the Bible each day. Many readers appreciate this plan because it keeps them in the whole Bible throughout the year rather than concentrated books for long periods of time.

Click HERE to download schedule #1

Click HERE to download schedule #2

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