How to use this reading plan:
Explain This Bible Reading Plan:With this plan you will read through key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam to the church of the New Testament. This plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, and ending with Revelation.
What Translation should I use? We recommend reading the New King James Version. You can find it online in our Bible Study Helps section.
Does the Translation really matter? We believe you can learn the truth of God's word from any legitimate translation to read the Bible, but beware that some "translations" are not really translations at all, but are rather Paraphrased. That means someone read the Bible and wrote it in their own words. Now, at times that may be helpful, but anywhere the author was mistaken about a passage, you will be reading the authors opinion, not what the Bible actually says. These types of "translations" often present themselves as "thought for thought" translations instead of "word for word", and truly they belong in the commentary section of your library instead of the translation section. Some examples of these would be "The Living Bible", "The Book", "The New World Translation", etc.
Can I print this study plan? Yes! At the bottom of this page are links to printable MS Word and pdf document files which allow you to keep track of when you read each portion.
Do I need to start January 1st? No, you need to start today. If you begin today, you will finish 60 days from now.
What if I fall behind? If you fall behind, don't worry -- just pick it back up right away so as not to fall further behind. Most weeks the reading schedule is not so rigorous that you couldn't catch up with a little extra reading.
Should I do this alone or with someone? Many people find it helpful to choose a partner to help hold them accountable and encourage them in their spiritual life. It often helps for someone else to know what you are trying to do and ask you about your progress.
When should I read? We have found it helpful to read the Bible as early in the day as possible. This will give you the entire day to reflect on what you have read, it also indicates its importance as we normally do our most important tasks first. As one Evangelist commonly says, No Bible, No Breakfast. No Read, No Feed.
How is this reading plan organized? This plan is designed to have you reading some of both the Old and New Testaments each day.
Are there other Bible reading plans? Yes, there are many Bible reading plans available, some entire Bible reading plans, and some like this one are partial Bible reading plans (see other plans in our Bible Study Helps Section), or you can design your own. There are 1189 chapters in the Bible, so any plan that has you reading just over 3.25 chapters per day will get you through the Bible in a year.
|Day 1||Genesis 1-3, 5-9||Creation, Fall & Flood|
|Day 2||Genesis 12, 15, and 22||Abraham, Isaac|
|Day 3||Job 1-3 and 38-42||Story of Job|
|Day 4||Exodus 1-5, 12-14, and 20||Moses and the Law|
|Day 5||Leviticus 1, 10-11, 16, and 25-26||Law's of Israel|
|Day 6||Numbers 3-4, 6, and 11-14||Journey to the Promised Land|
|Day 7||Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, and 34||Moses' last sermon to the Israelites|
|Day 8||Joshua 1-6 and 23-24||Joshua leads Israel into the Promised Land|
|Day 9||Judges 1-4 and 13-16||Period of the Judges|
|Day 10||Ruth 1-4||Story of Ruth|
|Day 11||1 Samuel 7-10, 12||King Saul comes to power|
|Day 12||1 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31||King Saul loses power|
|Day 13||2 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17||King David introduced|
|Day 14||2 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18||King David leads Israel|
|Day 15||1 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29||King David|
|Day 16||Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139||Psalms of King David|
|Day 17||1 Kings 3, 6-12||King Solomon introduced|
|Day 18||2 Chronicles 5-10||King Solomon Leads Israel|
|Day 19||Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12||King Solomon's life lessons|
|Day 20||Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3||Wisdom from King Solomon|
|Day 21||2 Chronicles 14-16||Asa becomes King|
|Day 22||1 Kings 17-19, and 21||The Prophet Elijah|
|Day 23||2 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12||Elijah, Elisha, Kings|
|Day 24||2 Chronicles 24-26||Kings|
|Day 25||Joel 2, Jonah 1, Amos 3, Micah 1-2||The Minor Prophets|
|Day 26||Isaiah 1-2, 6, Hosea 1-4||Israel called to repentance|
|Day 27||2 Kings 17-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32||Hezekiah|
|Day 28||Isaiah 40 and 52-55||Consolation of Israel|
|Day 29||2 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35||Manasseh, Josiah|
|Day 30||Nahum 1, Zephaniah 3, Jeremiah 1-5, Habakkuk 1||More Prophecies|
|Day 31||Ezekiel 1-3, 18, and 33, Lamentations 3, Obadiah||Fall of Jerusalem|
|Day 32||Daniel 1-2, 4-6||Story of Daniel|
|Day 33||Ezra 3, 6-7, Haggai, Zechariah 1-2||Return, rebuilding of Jerusalem|
|Day 34||Esther 1-4, 7-8||Story of Esther|
|Day 35||Nehemiah 1-2, 4, and 6||Rebuilding the wall|
|Day 36||Malachi||Last Old Testament prophecies|
|Day 37||Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2||Birth of Jesus|
|Day 38||John 1, Mark 1, John 3-4||Early ministry of Jesus|
|Day 39||Luke 4-6, Mark 2-4||Teachings of Jesus|
|Day 40||Matthew 5-7||Sermon on the Mount|
|Day 41||Mark 10, Luke 8-12, Matthew 17-18||More teachings of Jesus|
|Day 42||John 13-17||Jesus' last Supper with the Disciples|
|Day 43||Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16||Death and resurrection of Jesus|
|Day 44||Luke 22-24, John 19-21||Death and resurrection of Jesus|
|Day 45||Acts 1-4, 8-10, 12-14||The Church is established and grows|
|Day 46||Galatians 3-6||Paul's warnings about true vs. false religion|
|Day 47||James 1-3, Acts 15||Teachings & life of James|
|Day 48||1 Thessalonians 2 and 4; 2 Thessalonians 3||Paul's letters on adversity and persecution|
|Day 49||1 Corinthians 1-2 and 13||Paul's writings on living, loving like Jesus|
|Day 50||2 Corinthians 4-5 and 8-9||Paul's writings on authentic Christianity|
|Day 51||Romans 5-8 and 12||Paul's letter on Christian doctrine, practice|
|Day 52||Philemon; Ephesians 4-6||Paul's writings on practical Christian living|
|Day 53||Colossians 1 and 3; Philippians 2 and 4||Paul's writings on growing in Christ|
|Day 54||1 Peter 1 and 4-5||Peter's first letter to the Church|
|Day 55||1 Timothy 1-3; Titus 2||Paul's teaching on Church leadership|
|Day 56||Jude; 2 Peter 1||Jude and Peter on true vs. false religion|
|Day 57||2 Timothy 3-4||Paul's last letter to Timothy|
|Day 58||Hebrews 10-13||Teachings about living for Jesus Christ|
|Day 59||1 John 1-3; 2 John; 3 John||John's letters on loving Christ & to friends|
|Day 60||Revelation 1-4, 19-22||Jesus Christ's revelation to John|