The new year is a great time to jump-start your daily Bible reading. Here are some of the top Bible reading plans I recommend:
- New Testament. In just five minutes a day, you can read the whole NT in a year. This is a great plan for newer believers just starting the discipline of Bible reading.
- Book-at-a-Time. Alternate between Old Testament and New Testament books with this plan, with a few catch-up days at the end of each month. This has been one of my favorite plans over the last several years.
- Chronological. Read the stories of the Bible in the order they occurred.
- M’Cheyne reading plan. For the more ambitious, read through the OT once and the NT twice in one year using this classic plan by Robert Murray M’Cheyne.
- Horner reading plan. To mix things up a bit, try reading ten chapters a day at a quick pace using this plan by Grant Horner, English professor at The Master’s College. Tim Challies has written about this plan here and here.
- Straight through. There’s nothing wrong with still reading straight through, about three chapters a day, from Genesis to Revelation. But be warned, you will be tempted to get bogged down, not arriving into the New Testament until September.
- Daily Bible. Try the The MacArthur Daily Bible to read an OT, NT, Psalm, and Proverb passage each day with helpful study notes.
- Bible Study. Check out one of our Bible Studies in the church library by John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, or David Jeremiah. Use it to guide in your daily Bible reading.
- Customize. Want a smaller goal or a different way to read in 2011? Just contact me, and I’ll use Logos Bible Software to create a reading list for you with customized reading, dates, etc. to meet your needs!