Published on December 26, 2023 by Honza Pokorny
Just as the end of the year is a time for reflection on what has happened, the start of the year is a time for new beginnings. It’s a time to draw a line and start fresh. We think about new resolutions and habits. If you are like me, bible reading is on your mind this time of year. There are many great options for structuring your bible reading, and I have created a list below to give you some ideas.
This is a 19th century reading plan that has been loved by countless Christians since its inception. In the space of one year, it takes you through the Old Testament once, and the New Testament and Psalms twice. You read in four different places at once.
Your can find some printable options here.
This is a chronological reading plan. Give it a try if you have never used one because it will shake you out of your routine.
Printable PDF here.
This is a New Testament only plan and it takes you all the way through in 5 days a week, 5 minutes a day. This could be useful to those of us who don’t have much time to read (e.g. new mothers) or those who like to meditate on what they read at length.
You can get the printable sheet here.
This is a serious plan. It has you reading ten chapters a day. It divides the Scriptures into ten groups, and each day calls for a single chapter from each group. Each day will have you reading in the gospels, the Torah, the Psalms, the epistles, the prophets, … the full spectrum.
If the last option wasn’t grueling enough, try this plan. It tries to get you to realize that you need the bible as much as you need food. It calls for reading after every meal. In 2024, you will read the New Testament 12 times, the Old Testament twice, Psalms 4 times, and Proverbs 12 times.