The source of much spiritual dryness in the Christian life can be traced to one simple fact: many Christians do not have a systematic plan of reading through the Bible. In fact, many do not read the Bible at all, unless it is done in a “hit or miss” fashion. We have found that our ability to be faithful in our reading is enhanced if we have a guide, a chart where we can keep track of what we’ve read and where we are in the process.
Below we have several options: you can choose a chart to read through the Bible in one or three years. Or, if you prefer, you can read through the New Testament in a year, or you can read one chapter each day—365 of the most important chapters in the Bible. Whichever you choose, be faithful in follow-through. Always read the selection intended for any given day; if you miss a day make that reading up at a later time. Expect to be changed by the faithful and systematic reading of God’s Word!
Discipleship Journal: Book at a Time -Read through the Bible. This plan provides two readings for each day and takes you through the entire Bible in one year.
Mc’Cheyne’s Calendar for Daily Bible Readings. Over the course of a year, this plan will take you through the New Testament and Psalms twice, and through the rest of the Bible once.
Read through the New Testament in a Year. Using this plan, you’ll read a chapter from the New Testament five days each week, finishing the New Testament in 52 weeks.
Read through the Bible in 3 Years. This plan alternates between Old and New Testament books, with a reading scheduled for each day for three years.
365 Key Biblical Chapters. This plan takes you through a chapter each day for one year.