Daily Bible Reading

How Do I Start?

Set aside a time each day that you can devote to reading God’s Word. Then pick up your Bible and start reading! For a helpful way to track your progress, click here to download a Bible Reading Record. It will allow you to read through the entire Bible at your own pace. Or, use this record to help you keep track as you implement one of the other plans listed here:

  • Book Order – Read from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 in the order in which the books of the Bible are arranged.

  • ChronologicalClick here to download the list of the books of the Bible in chronological order.

  • Classic – Read three passages of any length each day, starting with Genesis, Psalms, and Luke.

  • Immersion – Spend 1 to 1 ½ hours a day reading at a pulpit reading rate through the Bible. Use the Bible Reading Record to keep track. It is estimated that one will read through the entire Bible in about 60 days.

  • McCheyne Reading PlanClick here to get a Bible reading schedule for incorporating both family and personal devotions. Depending on your approach, it will take you through the Bible in one or two years.

  • Old Testament and New Testament – Read one passage of any length from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament each day.

  • One-Year Bible Reading PlanClick here to download a schedule to read through the Bible in one year.

  • Sixty-Day Survey Reading PlanClick here to download a plan that allows you to read highlights from the entire Bible in chronological order.

  • Three-Year Bible Reading PlanClick here to download a schedule to read through the entire Bible in three years.

Start your daily Bible reading plan now! No need to wait until the New Year – simply start! Record your Bible reading progress. On either the Bible Reading Record or a piece of paper you keep in your Bible or in a journal/notebook, record each passage you read with the date. You may wish to journal some thoughts about the passage you read as well.

Many people start reading the Bible, but then become overwhelmed. Remember, the goal is not to read the entire Bible in a year. The goal is to read the Bible! Whatever your pace, press on until you’ve read it all. Then begin it again! When starting again you can use the same plan or choose another one. Reading God’s Word each day never gets old.

Helpful Tips

  • There’s no better time, and there’s no reason to wait. Start reading the Bible today!

  • Set aside a specific time each day and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you and your schedule.

  • Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding; then be refreshed by the words you read!

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