Read Your Bible!
We encourge each of you to read the Bible systematically, from cover to cover. It is God's Word for you, and God will speak to you when you read it. To encourage regular, systematic reading, we have produced several different reading schedules. You can choose the one that fits your time and interest best. They are listed in order of difficulty (amount of reading daily). Each light blue title below is a Word or PDF file you may download and keep with your Bible. (Some computers will use a different typeface in Word than we used and the file will not print correctly.)
(To make a four-page booklet in WORD, print pages 1,4; turn your paper over in the printer and print pages 2,3; then fold in half. To make a four-page booklet in PDF, set your print settings to "booklet" and binding "right.")
This schedule will take you from Matthew to Revelation in one calendar year. Less than one chapter per day.
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and journal your time with God and His Word daily!
This schedule is primarily devotional. Agonize and rejoice with the Psalmists and intersperse your readings with practical Proverbs.
365 key chapters of the Bible have been selected. Read one chapter each day.
Both of these schedules will take you from Genesis to Malachi in one calendar year. The second schedule inserts the poetry and prophecy portions into the historical sections. (Some editorial decisions have been made on the timing.)
Read the Whole Bible in One Year (This is not a link)
If you want to read the entire Bible in one year, we suggest you follow both the New Testament and Old Testament schedules together. Or use the chronological schedule below.
This schedule takes you from Genesis to Revelation, but inserts poetry, prophecy, and teaching portions into the historical sections. (Some editorial decisions have been made on the timing.)