The world’s best Bible reading plan(s)

June 27, 2012 — 5 Comments

January is the standard month for starting a Bible reading plan. [February is the standard month for giving it up.] But I know people who have started and finished a plan.  I read through the Chronological Bible once before, but since that was over five years, it’s definitely time to do it again.

I like the idea of starting halfway through the year.  And if you start today, you’ll get four days in before July begins, which makes a nice cushion.But keep in mind that it’s not a race. There’s always grace if you fall behind or put it aside for a few weeks.

By the way, I’m not the only one who has struggled with reading plans. Over at Ransom Fellowship, Margie Haack has a great post about her experience trying to get through one.

She eventually made up her own plan with the wonderful title: Bible Reading Program for Shirkers and Slackers.

Jack’s reading plan, reading the New Testament in one year while reading the Old Testament in two can be found here,

Here’s a plan that intersperses the Old and New Testaments  Bonus: it gives you Sundays off.

Plans galore at this site, including the Chronological Bible online. There a box on the right where you can choose which month you start with, in case you want to begin at the beginning.

If you don’t want to buy the Chronological Bible,you can print out the plan here.

Is there another plan you’ve enjoyed?

5 responses to The world’s best Bible reading plan(s)


    Thanks, Annie, for noting us Shirkers and Slackers. It took me 3 1/2 years last time through. I think I’m among a great company of pilgrims slowly slumping along. We’re blessed even as we read little by little, bit by bit. Margie


    I couple years ago, I found a plan online and followed it. It was such an enriching experience. But it required great commitment. Hmm. I wonder if those two are related :).


      Sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier [it ended up in the spam folder somehow]. And it’s a great insight–that enriching experiencing often ‘cost’ us something in terms of time and effort.


    Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s a comfort to be part of the pilgrim band and know God’s grace.

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