70 Bible Reading Plans

70 Bible Reading Plans

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Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. You may need to set aside a quiet space, and a few moments, but it’s a small step that will leap your forward in your faith. We have created a series of daily reading guides.

 

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Bible Reading Plan - Its Importance - God's Design for Communication
A Bible reading plan is critical to your development as a Christian. It may not always seem like it in this time-pressured world we live in, but spending time with God and reading His Word is the most important part of your day. If you want to know God's will for your life, the Bible is one of the primary ways God speaks to us. That's why the Bible is often called "God's Word".

Are You Just Beginning? You may be just beginning and not know how to study the Bible or even where to begin reading. We're here to help! After all, we all had to start somewhere! Here are a few pointers and suggestions on how to begin 10 Creative Bible Reading Methods!

Do you have a Bible reading plan? Getting Started -Bible Reading Plans
Each Bible reading plan is different in type and length. They are as varied as each individual so you have many to choose from. Consider the following options, but remember to choose one. Regular reading in God's Word is not optional. It's a necessity!
SUMMARY OF BIBLE READING PLANS 1 TO 70
New to the Bible or New Christians Bible Reading Plans - Each plan is different - Plans 1-12 here.
Blended Bible Reading Plans - Old and New Testament combined daily - Plans 13-17 here.
Classic One & Two Year Plans - From the Beginning Genesis to the end of Revelation in order - Plans 18-23 here.
Chronological One Year Plans - Read the events of the Bible in the order they occurred - Plans: 24-25 here
Genres (Literature) Style One Year Plans - Reading the different Genre types - Plans: 26-27 here.
Short Term Reading Commitments - Two week Plans for those with busy schedules - Plans 29 -41 here.
Children's Bible Reading Plans
- 10 minutes a day for Children and Family Bible Readings - Plans 42 -50.
Assorted & Diverse Excellent Bible Reading Plans - Variety of Books of the Bible Reading Plans - Plans 51-70

New to the Bible - New Christians - Beginners Bible Reading Plans 1 to 5.

Plan 1 Bible Reading Plan for Beginners the Gospel of John 5 minutes a day.

Recommend printing PDF and keeping a copy in your Bible.

Bible Reading Plan for Beginners takes into account the great number of people who are new to the Bible or do not have a strong background in the word of God. Or if you are like me, might not enjoy reading as much as some do. Now, there is another way 21 Day Challenge. This plan gives you a stepping-stone so that you do not have to read straight through every word of scripture the first time. It starts you with the Gospel of John. After you feel comfortable at this level, then you can go on to the next level. Our main goal is each reading plan is successfully to encourage you for reading God's Word.

If you're looking to take a first step in reading God's Word, our 21-day Challenge is for you. It's a simple way to begin making Bible reading part of your day go here.

Start with just 21 days-3 weeks, less than a month--and see how quickly the habit begins.
With the 21-Day Bible Reading Challenge, you'll walk with Jesus through the Gospel of John and engage God's Word on a daily basis. It's as easy as reading a chapter a day and it'll probably take less than 15 minutes a day. Go here http://questionsgod.com/gospel-of-john-reading-plan.htm.

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Plan 2 Bible Reading 21 day Plan on the Gospel of John (each lesson sent daily by email).

This plan is excellent for new Christians and for those searching and people on the go. Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. We have created a special series of study guides to go along with your daily reading on Gospel of John.
More information here on Bible Reading Plan #2 here.
Or sign up here for 21 Study Reading Guide #2 sent once a day by email for 21 days on the Gospel of John here.


Plan 3 -Bible Reading 31 day Plan for those just starting out.

This is an excellent Bible Reading plan to start out with, or use to refresh yourselves in Jesus. In just a few minutes a day for a month, you will be stronger in your faith and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Example:
Day 1. Jesus is Predicted: Isaiah 53
Day 2. The Birth of Jesus: Matthew 1:18-25
Day 3. John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus: Matthew 3:1-4:11

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Plan 4 Bible Reading Plan for those New to Christian Faith.

31 Days to Know God's Plan For You - Bible Reading Plan for those New to Christianity.
This Bible reading plan is a general overview of God’s encounter with humanity, our responses to Him and how He gives us Hope, Salvation and an Eternal Future. Designed for those with a busy life, just a few minutes each day for a month.

Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. You may need to set aside a quiet space, and a few moments, but it’s a small step that will leap you forward in your faith.
Example:
Day          Theme          Passage
Day 1.   The Fall of Humanity: Genesis 3:1–19
Day 2.   A People set for God: Genesis 12:1-3; 28:10–15; 32:22–28
Day 3.   The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:1–17

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Plan 5 - Bible Reading Plan of reading the 4 Gospels in 45 days.

This 45 Day Bible Reading plan focuses on the record of the life of Christ. You'll read through all four gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in 15 to 20 minutes a day in 45 days.

If you miss a day, we recommend you do that day next. Quality is better than quantity. It is better to receive from God’s Word and take a few extra days to finish the reading plan. It is not a race. Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. You may need to set aside a quiet space, and a few moments, but it’s a small step that will leap your forward in your faith.
Example:
Day 1 Matthew 1; Matthew 2
Day 2 Matthew 3; Matthew 4
Day 3 Matthew 5; Matthew 6

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New Christians - Shorter Bible Reading 90 Day Plans 6 to 8.

Plan 6 - Bible Reading Plan of reading the New Testament in 90 days.

A Plan To Read The New Testament in 90 days. It’s a Challenge well worth taking from Matthew to Revelation! The New Testament has 260 chapters, so if you read an average of three chapters of it a day, you can easily finish it within three months, even if you miss a few days.  The suggested reading schedule below can be a helpful tool to help you to reach your goal of reading the entire New Testament in 90 days.  If you miss a day or don’t finish the number of chapters that you planned for a particular day, don’t get discouraged.  Just keep going! 

Tips on Reading the Bible Daily
Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time. Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you. Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read!
Example:
Day 1 - Matthew 1; Matthew 2; Matthew 3
Day 2 - Matthew 4; Matthew 5; Matthew 6
Day 3 - Matthew 7; Matthew 8; Matthew 9


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Plan 7 - Bible Reading between Genesis & New Testament in 90 days.

This 90-day Bible reading guide integrates readings from Genesis, the foundational book of the Old Testament, with the three Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. On one side you’ll see God’s creative work and earliest interactions with His people; on other, you’ll get to know Jesus as Emmanuel, God with us, fulfilling the promises made even in Genesis.

Tips on Reading the Bible Daily
1. Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time, and there's no reason to wait. Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you.
2. Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read!
3. Highlight verses, take notes and bookmark your Bible!
Example:

Day                             Old Testament                   New Testament
Day 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genesis 1:1–31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 1:1–25
Day 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genesis 2:1–25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 2:1–23
Day 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genesis 3:1–24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 3:1–17
Day 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genesis 4:1–16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 4:1–25


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Plan 8 Bible Reading Plan from Genesis to Revelation in 90 Days.

The Bible in 90 Days - Reading Schedule. Read the Bible cover to cover by investing as little as 30 minutes a day. In 90 days (two grace days are included) and you will see the big picture of God 's great story unfold before you.

Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. You may need to set aside a quiet space, and a few moments, but it’s a small step that will leap your forward in your faith. We have created a special series to go along with your daily reading and prayer to complete the Bible in 90 days.

Most Christians know they should read God’s word. They understand that it is God’s message to them and He expects them to read it. However, for various reasons, many Christians find this duty a daunting task. It is a mountain they fear they cannot climb. The Bible seems so big. They do not understand how it is organized. The vocabulary and grammar are challenging. Many Christians just give up and never read the Bible—or at least never read it through.

This Bible Reading Plan is designed for those that enjoy reading and are strong readers.

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New Christians - Bible Reading 6 Month Plans 9 to 11.

Plan 9 - Bible Reading 6-Month Plan - New Testament from Acts to Revelation, Psalms, Proverbs & Ecclesiastes.

Over six months, this guide takes through the New Testament from Acts to Revelation. You’ll discover the amazing growth of the early Church, the foundational instructions for Christian living and the promise of God’s fulfilled future. This guide also integrates the worship and wisdom of Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes on a daily basis, for a balanced diet of instruction and intimate time with God. Recommend Printing out Bible Reading Plan #9 and keep a copy in your Bible.
Example:
Day                             Old Testament                    New Testament
Day 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Psalm 1:1–6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts 1:1–26
Day 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Psalm 2:1–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts 2:1–47
Day 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Psalm 3:1–8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts 3:1–26
Day 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Psalm 4:1–8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts 4:1–37

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Plan 10 Bible Reading 170 days Plan for Beginners.
The Bible Reading Plan for Beginners is a plan for reading about 40% of the Bible in 170 days (about six months). In this plan, you will read much of the Old Testament story, every chapter in  Psalms and Proverbs, the two gospels of Mark and John and several of the New Testament epistles (including Romans, Philippians, Titus and others).  You will not read the details of the ceremonial law, lengthy genealogies or difficult prophecies.  Instead of 1,189 chapters (the entire Bible), you will read 513 chapters.

Just to be clear all chapters are an important part of the Bible.  But some portions are better for beginners to read.  Then, you can go to a plan that includes the entire Bible.  At that point, much of it will be familiar to you and the rest will make more sense.
Example:
First day: Mark 1-2; Proverbs 1
Second day: Mark 3-4; Psalm 1
Third day: Mark 5; Psalm 2; Romans 1

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Plan 11 - Bible Reading Chart Plan in 6 Months.

Read through the Bible in 6 Months doing approximately 7 chapters a day. This Classic Bible Reading Plan begins "In the beginning..." at Genesis 1:1 and concludes with the very last in the Book of Revelation. If you have never read your Bible from cover to cover and would like to then this Classic Plan 11 is right for you.

IMPORTANT: Recommend this plan for strong readers that enjoy and can read a lot in one sitting.. If you are like me a slower reader would recommend below the one and two year Bible Reading Plans.

Bible Reading Plan - Genesis to Revelation– 6 Months – Weekly Schedule (approximately 7 Chapters a day).
Example:

Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 Gen 1-7 Gen 8-15 Gen 16-21 Gen 22-26 Gen 27-31 Gen 32-37 Gen 38-42
2 Gen 43-47 Gen 48- Ex 3 Ex 4-9 Ex 10-12  Ex 13-18 Ex 19-24 Ex 25-29
3 Ex 30-35 Ex 36-40 Lev 1-7 Lev 8-13 Lev 14-18 Lev 19-23 Lev 24-27
4 Num 1-4 Num 5-7 8-13 Num 14-17 Num 18-22 Num 23-27 Num 28-32


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New Christians / Christians - One Year Reading Plans 12 to 21.

Plan 12 - Beginners Bible Reading Plan - one year.

Survey the Bible in one year, reading only 15 verses a day!
Are you new to the Bible or like me a slower reader or a new and younger Christian, and are eager to survey highlights of the Bible. Beginner’s Bible Reading Plan #12 is a great way to start to have a successful journey with God with reading His Word (the Bible).

What parts of the Bible will I read? Readings are included from every book of the Bible. This plan includes about 4472 key verses out of 31,103 verses in the whole Bible. (That's over 14% or 1/7th of the Bible.)

How were the verses chosen? Passages were chosen that (a) trace the big story of the whole Bible with some of its central themes, (b) reflect the literary and topical diversity of the Bible.”

Example: This plan has 25 readings per month, with about 15 verses per reading.
God creates the world, but humans sin
Genesis 1:1-19..............................Creation week—Days 1-4 of Creation.
Genesis 1:20 – 2:3.........................Creation week—Days 5-7 of Creation.
Genesis 2:4-17..............................The Garden of Eden
Genesis 2:18-25............................The creation of Eve

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4 - Blended Bible Reading One Year Plans - Plans 13 to 16.

What it is: Blended Bible reading plans will help you read through the entire Bible in a year, but are arranged so that your readings are from the Old Testament and New Testament are intertwined.
Pros: Having readings from different books keeps you from getting bogged down in books like Leviticus and can help make sure that there is a successful reading that resonates and has variety with you every day.

This Blended Bible Reading Plan takes into account the great number of people who are new to the Bible or do not have a strong background in the word of God. Or if you are like me, might not enjoy reading as much as some do and to be successful need variety in your daily reading guide. If that is you we highly recommend a Blended reading Plan.

We have four Blended Reading Plans to choose from. Find the one that will make your Bible reading successful.

- (3 Books of Bible each day for one year) .
This plan is a Monthly chart.
Example:
Jan 1 Reading Genesis 1-2; Psalms 1-2; Matthew 1-2
Jan 2 Reading Genesis 3-4; Psalms 3-5; Matthew 3-4

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Bible Reading Plan #14 Blended - (3 Books of Bible each day for one year).
This plan has a Daily reading schedule.
Example:
Day 1 - Luke 5:27-39; Genesis 1:1-2:25; Psalm 1
Day 2 - Luke 6:1-26; Genesis 3-5; Psalm 2

What it is: Blended Bible reading plans will help you read through the entire Bible in a year, but are arranged so that your readings are from the Old Testament and New Testament are intertwined. Because each individual is different we have 4 different Blended Plans to choose from Plan 13, 14, 15 & 16.

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Bible Reading Plan #15 Blended - (3 Books of Bible one day and 2 Books of Bible the next day for one year).
This plan has a Daily reading schedule.
Example:
Day 1 - Psalms 148; Genesis 1-2; Ephesians 1
Day 2 - Genesis 3-4; Ephesians 2
Day 3 - Genesis 5-6; Psalms 12; Ephesians 3
Day 4 - Genesis 7-8; Ephesians 4

The Blended Plan divides the Bible so that the reader will read books in a nontraditional sequence. For example, while one is reading the book of Ephesians, also you are reading the book of Genesis and the Psalms. We highly recommend the Blended plan for reading the complete Bible in one year. Because each individual is different we have 4 different Blended Plans to choose from. Our only motive is whichever plan you choose, you will be successful in reading God’s Word.

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Bible Reading Plan #16 Blended - (2 Books of Bible each day for one year).
This plan has a Daily reading schedule.
Example:
Day 1 - Genesis 1-2; Matthew 1
Day 2 - Genesis 3-5; Matthew 2
Day 3 - Genesis 6-8; Matthew 3

This Blended Bible Reading Plan takes into account the great number of people who are new to the Bible or do not have a strong background in the word of God. Or if you are like me, might not enjoy reading as much as some do and to be successful need variety in your daily reading guide. If that is you, we highly recommend Plan #16 Blended reading Plan as it is the easiest to follow with reading one Book of Old Testament  starting in Genesis and one Book of the New Testament starting in Matthew.

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Bible Reading Plan #17 Blended Weekly Chart.

This Bible reading plan is designed to be more flexible and easier to read for you. So instead of having an assigned daily reading, you have your reading for the entire week. That way you can fit into your busy schedule, as sometimes we have more time on one day and not another. There are 5 readings for each week with each day a different Bible book.

This Blended Weekly Bible Reading Plan takes into account the great number of people who are new to the Bible or do not have a strong background in the word of God. Or if you are like me, might not enjoy reading as much as some do and to be successful need variety in your daily reading guide. If that is you we recommend Plan #17.
Example:
Week 1 -  (1/1-1/7) Genesis 1:1-18:19, Matthew 1:1-6:24, Psalms 1:1-7:17, Proverbs 1:1-2:5
Week 2 - (1/8-1/14) Genesis 18:20-31:16, Matthew 6:25-10:26, Psalms 8:1-12:8, Proverbs 2:6-3:15
Week 3 -  (1/15-1/21) Genesis 31:17-43:34, Matthew 10:27-14:13, Psalms 13:1-18:34, Proverbs 3:16-4:10

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Blended Bible Reading Plan17B

Blended Weekly Chart Small Print.
This Reading Plan is the same as Plan 17A except that is smaller Print and is only one page, great for copying and keeping a copy in your Bible.

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Plan 18 - The Classic Bible Reading Chart Plan.

Begins "In the beginning…" at Genesis 1:1 and concludes with the very last verse in the Book of Revelation. If you have never read your Bible from cover to cover and would like to, then the Classic Plan is right for you.

1-Year Plan. This plan goes straight through the Bible with reading for each day of the week as a steady guide toward finishing the entire Bible in one calendar year.

Example:

Week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

Genesis
1-3

Genesis
4-7

Genesis
8-11

Genesis
12-16

Genesis
17-19

Genesis
20-23

Genesis
24-25

2

Genesis
26-28

Genesis
29-30

Genesis
31-33

Genesis
34-36

Genesis
37-39

Genesis
40-42

Genesis
43-45

3

Genesis
46-47

Genesis
48-50

Exodus
1-4

Exodus
5-7

Exodus
8-10

Exodus
11-13

Exodus
14-16



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Plan 19 Classic Bible Reading Plan - Through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Reading the Bible daily not only helps you grow in your faith and walk with Jesus Christ, but will be an amazing source of encouragement throughout your day. You can read the Bible in one year with one of our Bible reading plans.
Beginning to End: Read the Bible from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation.
Example:

January

February

March

1 - Genesis 1-3

1 - Leviticus 1-3

1 - Deuteronomy 1-2

2 - Genesis 4-6

2 - Leviticus 4-6

2 - Deuteronomy 3-4

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Plan 20 Classic Bible Reading Chart on one page - One year Bible Reading Plan Genesis to Revelation.

Bible Reading Plan - Its Importance
A Bible reading plan is critical to your development as a Christian. It may not always seem like it in this time-pressured world we live in, but spending time with God and reading His Word is the most important part of your day. If you want to know God's will for your life, the Bible is one of the primary ways God speaks to us. That's why the Bible is often called "God's Word" or "The Word of God." Because God created the world and everything in it, reading the Bible is the best way to learn about ourselves and the world around us. The Bible is our complete source of truth. There are numerous books written about the Bible, but none can take the place of the Bible itself. 

New believers, as well as those who have been Christians for many years, cannot spend too much time reading the Bible. But for targeted growth, it's important to find a plan that works well for you. Once you've identified that plan, you need to be faithful to follow it.
Example: (Chart on one Page)
Day 1 - Genesis 1-4
Day 2 - Genesis 5-8
Day 3 - Genesis 9-12

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Plan 21Classic Bible Reading Chart (Larger on two pages) - One year Bible Reading Plan Genesis to Revelation.

Having a Bible reading plan is important because God's Word is seed for your growth, as well as for your personal evaluation and discernment. Hebrews 4:12 says, "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." 

Example: (Chart on two Pages)
❑ 1 Genesis 1-3
❑ 2 Genesis 4-7
❑ 3 Genesis 8-11

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Bible Reading Two Year Plans 22 to 23.

Plan 22 - Bible Reading Plan starting at Genesis to Revelation in two years.

Are you unsure where to begin studying the Bible? A Bible reading plan can help you focus and be consistent in your Bible study time. If your life is busy, this plan will help you get through the Bible at a pace that works for you. You’ll read a short selection each day and complete the Bible in two years. Recommend for those that have a busy schedules or if you are like me not a strong reader.
Example:
Day 1 - Genesis 1:1-31; Genesis 2:1-10
Day 2 - Genesis 2:11-25; Genesis 3:1-24
Day 3 - Genesis 4:2-26; Genesis 5:1-29

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Plan 23 - Bible Reading Plan starting at Genesis to Revelation in two years by date.

Two-Year Bible Reading Plan  ~ The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period. Begin your Bible reading journey! Keep track of your daily reading. Customize your reading plan schedule to fit your own pace. Highlight verses, take notes and bookmark. 

Example:
Jan 1
Genesis 1:1-2.3; Psalms 1
Jan 2 Genesis 2:4-4:26; Psalms 2
Jan 3 Genesis 5:1-6.8; Psalms 3

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Chronological Plans 24 to 25 - Reading the events of the Bible in order.

Plan 24 - Chronological Bible Reading Plan.

This Bible reading plan will take you through the entire Bible in an historical linear timeline order with the first events first to the last. Each line represents a day’s reading, you may progress as you do your devotions in any order you would like. This list will take one year if each line is read each day. If you read more on one day and less on another, you can still track your progress.
Example:
Jan 1: Gen 1-3; Jan 2: Gen 4-7; Jan 3: Gen 8-11
Jan 4: Job 1-5; Jan 5: Job 6-9; Jan 6: Job 10-13

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Plan 25: Chronological Bible Reading Weekly Chart Plan.

Welcome to a journey, a trip through the most famous and well-read book of all - The Bible. This plan is to follow a chronological order, which is worked out in date order, as they were written. Read the events of the Bible as they occurred chronologically. For example, the Book of Job is integrated with Genesis because Job lived before Abraham. Here is an example:
Example:
Week 1
Jan 1: Gen 1-3; Jan 2: Gen 4-7; Jan 3: Gen 8-11
Jan 4: Job 1-5; Jan 5: Job 6-9; Jan 6: Job 10-13

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Genres (Literature) Style Plans 26 to 27- Reading different Parts of the Bible each Week.

Plan 26: Genres (Literature) Style - Gospels, Law, Narrative (History), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy and Epistles.

Here is a Bible reading plan chart that is set up for you to go through the Bible in a year. But with a twist: It divides up your reading into the main types of Genres (literature) such as Gospels, Law, Narrative (History), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Epistles! That way you can go though the entire Bible by reading the different Genre types. This is a unique plan that will help keep your pace up and prevent you from losing interest and giving up! Reading Plan 52 Week Challenge.

Example:



Gospels

Law

History

Psalms

Poetry

Prophecy

Epistles

Week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

Matthew 1-2

Genesis 1-3

Joshua 1-5

Psalms 1-2

Job 1-2

Isaiah 1-6

Romans 1-2

2

Matthew 3-4

Genesis 4-7

Joshua 6-10

Psalms 3-5

Job 3-4

Isaiah 7-11

Romans 3-4

3

Matthew 5-7

Genesis 8-11

Joshua 11-15

Psalms 6-8

Job 5-6

Isaiah 12-17

Romans 5-6


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Plan 27: Genres (Literature) Style - Gospels, Law, Narrative (History), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy and Epistles.
Same as above but a smaller one page chart. Easy to keep a copy in your favorite Bible.

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Short Term Commitments - Plans 29 to 41 - Two Week Reading Plans

Introduction to the Bible. This is a place to begin reading the Bible. These two-week reading plans take you quickly into passages every Christian should know. New believers, as well as those who have been Christians for many years, cannot spend too much time reading the Bible. But for targeted growth, it's important to find a plan that works well for you. Once you've identified that plan, you need to be faithful to follow it.

Of all the reasons people mention for not reading the Bible, simple discouragement ranks highest. The Bible’s length alone is imposing; it is more like a self-contained library than a book. It includes sixty-six different books, by several dozen authors; it’s little wonder why people get confused and discouraged. These reading plans help break the Bible into more manageable portions. This is a place to begin reading the Bible. With 1189 chapters in the Bible, why begin with these? First, they are frequently quoted or referenced elsewhere. Second, they are relatively easy to read and understand.

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Reading Plan 29 - Two Weeks on the Life and Teachings of Jesus.
Day        Book Chapter       Chapter Title
Day 1
    Luke 1                    Preparing for Jesus’ arrival.
Day 2     Luke 2                    The story of Jesus’ birth.
Day 3     Mark 1                    The beginning of Jesus’ ministry.
Day 4     Mark 9                     A day in the life of Jesus.
Day 5.    Matthew 5              The Sermon on the Mount.
Day 6     Matthew 6              The Sermon on the Mount.
Day 7     Luke 15                   Parables of Jesus.
Day 8     John 3                     A conversation with Jesus.
Day 9     John 14                   Jesus’ final instructions.
Day 10   John 17                   Jesus’ prayer for his disciples.
Day 11   Matthew 26           Betrayal and arrest.
Day 12   Matthew 27            Jesus’ execution on a cross.
Day 13   John 20                   Resurrection.
Day 14   Luke 24                   Jesus’ appearance after resurrection.

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Reading Plan 30 - Two Weeks on Becoming a Christian.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1     Genesis 3                The first sin creates a need.
Day 2     Isaiah 52                 Salvation prophesied.
Day 3     Isaiah 53                 The role of the suffering servant.
Day 4     Luke 15                   Three stories about God’s love.
Day 5.    John 3                      Jesus explains “born again.”
Day 6     John 10                    The good shepherd.
Day 7     Acts 8                       Conversions spread outside the Jewish community.
Day 8     Acts 26                     Paul testifies of his conversion before a king.
Day 9     Romans 3                 God’s provision for sin.
Day 10   Romans 5                 Peace with God.
Day 11   Galatians 3               Salvation unavailable by obeying the law.
Day 12   Ephesians 2              New life in Christ.
Day 13   1 Peter 1                    Future rewards of salvation.
Day 14   2 Peter 1                    Making your salvation sure.

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Reading Plan 31 - Two Weeks on the Life and Teaching of Paul.
Day        Book Chapter        Chapter Title
Day 1     Acts 9                       The conversion of Saul.
Day 2     Acts 16                     Paul’s Macedonian call and a jailbreak.
Day 3     Acts 17                     Scenes from Paul’s missionary journey.
Day 4     Acts 26                     Paul tells his life story to a king.
Day 5     Acts 27                     Shipwreck on the way to Rome.
Day 6     Acts 28                     Paul’s arrival in Rome.
Day 7     Romans 3                 Paul’s theology in a nutshell.
Day 8     Romans 7                 Struggle with sin.
Day 9     Romans 8                 Life in the Spirit.
Day 10   1 Corinthians 13      Paul’s description of love.
Day 11   1 Corinthians 15      Thoughts on the afterlife.
Day 12   Galatians 5                Freedom in Christ.
Day 13   Ephesians 3               Paul’s summary of his mission.
Day 14   Philippians 2              Imitating Christ.

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Reading Plan 32 - Two Weeks on the Old Testament.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1     Genesis 1                 The story of creation.
Day 2     Genesis 3                 The origin of sin.
Day 3     Genesis 22               Abraham and Isaac.
Day 4     Exodus 3                  Moses’ encounter with God.
Day 5.    Exodus 20                The gift of the Ten Commandments.
Day 6     1Samuel 17              David and Goliath.
Day 7     2Samuel 11              David and Bathsheba.
Day 8     2Samuel 12              Nathan’s rebuke of the king.
Day 9     1Kings 18                  Elijah and the prophets of Baal.
Day 10   Job 38                       God’s answer to Job.
Day 11   Psalms 51                 A classic confession.
Day 12   Isaiah 40                  Words of comfort from God.
Day 13   Daniel 6                    Daniel and the lion.
Day 14   Amos 4                     A prophet’s stern warning.

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Reading Plan 33 - Two Weeks on Prayers of the Bible.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1
     Genesis 18               Abraham’s plea for Sodom.  
Day 2     Exodus 15                Moses’ song to the Lord.
Day 3     Exodus 33                Moses meets with God.
Day 4     2 Samuel 7               David’s response to God’s promises.
Day 5.    1 Kings 8                  Solomon’s dedication of the temple.
Day 6     2 Chronicles 20        Jehoshaphat prays for victory.
Day 7     Ezra 9                       Ezra’s prayer for the people’s sins.  
Day 8     Psalm 22                  A cry to God for help.  
Day 9     Psalm 104                A prayer of praise.
Day 10   Daniel 9                   Daniel’s prayer for the salvation of Jerusalem.
Day 11   Habakkuk 3             A prophet’s prayer of acceptance.  
Day 12   Matthew 6               The Lord’s prayer.
Day 13   John 17                     Jesus’ prayer for his disciples.
Day 14   Colossians 1             Paul’s prayer of thanksgiving.

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Reading Plan 34 - Two Weeks on the Holy Spirit.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1
     Judges 14                The Spirit gives Samson strength.  
Day 2     1 Samuel 10             King Saul’s experience.
Day 3     Matthew 3:1-4:10    Role in Jesus’ baptism and temptation.
Day 4     John 14                     Jesus promises the Spirit.
Day 5.    John 16                     The work of the Spirit.
Day 6     Acts 2                        The Spirit comes at Pentecost.
Day 7     Acts 10                      The Spirit guides Peter to accept Gentiles.
Day 8     Romans 8                 Christians’ victory in the Spirit.
Day 9     1 Corinthians 2         Wisdom from the Spirit.
Day 10   1 Corinthians 12       Gifts of the Spirit.
Day 11   1 Corinthians 14       Gifts of tongues and prophecy.
Day 12   Galatians 5                Life in the Spirit.
Day 13   Ephesians 4               Unity and gifts.
Day 14   1 John 4                      Signs of the Spirit.

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Reading Plan 35 - Two Weeks on Women of the Bible.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1
     Genesis 2                     Eve, the first woman.
Day 2     Genesis 18                   Sarah laughs at God’s promise.
Day 3     Genesis 24                   Rebekah’s marriage to Isaac.
Day 4     Genesis 27                   Rebekah, the manipulative mother
Day 5.    Judges 4                       Deborah’s leadership frees her people.
Day 6     Ruth 1                          Ruth and Naomi’s deep friendship.
Day 7     1 Samuel 1                  Hannah prays for a son.  
Day 8     1 Kings 17                   A poor widow and the prophet Elijah.  
Day 9     1 Kings 21                   Jezebel, an emblem of wickedness.
Day 10   Esther 2                      Esther is chosen as queen.  
Day 11   Esther 4                      Esther’s courage at the risk of death.
Day 12   Luke 1                         Mary and Elizabeth receive great news.
Day 13   Luke 2                         Mary gives birth to Jesus.
Day 14   John 11                       Mary and Martha and their brother’s death.

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Reading Plan 36 - Two Weeks on Men of the Old Testament.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1
     Judges 6                 God calls Gideon to rescue his people.  
Day 2     Judges 7                 Gideon conquers his fears—and his enemies.
Day 3     1 Samuel 3             God calls young Samuel.
Day 4     1 Kings 3                 Solomon is given wisdom.
Day 5.    1 Kings 19               Elijah runs for his life.
Day 6     2 Kings 5                 Elisha heals a powerful foreign general.
Day 7     Isaiah 6                    God calls the prophet Isaiah.
Day 8     2 Kings 18                King Hezekiah under military siege.
Day 9     2 Kings 19                Isaiah speaks God’s word to King Hezekiah.  
Day 10   2 Chronicles 34       Josiah sets his nation back on course.
Day 11   Nehemiah 2            Nehemiah courageously begins rebuilding a wall.
Day 12   Jeremiah 38             Jeremiah, in prison, refuses to change his message.
Day 13   Daniel 1                   Daniel risks his life in captivity.
Day 14   Daniel 5                   Daniel’s word to participants in a royal orgy.

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Reading Plan 37 - Two Weeks on God and Nature.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1
     Genesis 1                God creates the earth.
Day 2     Genesis 2                God creates human beings.
Day 3     Proverbs 8               Wisdom’s view of creation.
Day 4     Genesis 7                 God preserves the species.
Day 5.    Job 38                       The greatness of nature.
Day 6     Job 39                       The wildness of nature.
Day 7     Job 40                       God’s mastery of nature.
Day 8     Psalm 8                    Praise for the Creator.
Day 9     Psalm 98                  Nature joins in the praise.
Day 10   Psalm 104               God sustains the earth.
Day 11   Isaiah 40                 The ruler of all creation.
Day 12   Romans 8               The “groanings” of our present state.
Day 13   Isaiah 65                 Preview of a restored earth.
Day 14   Revelation 22         The end of history.

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Reading Plan 38 - Two Weeks on Social Justice.
Day        Book Chapter         Chapter Title
Day 1     Exodus 3                  God hears the cries of the slaves.
Day 2     Leviticus 25              The Year of Jubilee, a time of economic revolution.
Day 3     Ruth 2                       A poor woman finds help.
Day 4     1 Kings 21                Elijah speaks to a land-grabbing, murderous king.
Day 5     Nehemiah 5             Nehemiah demands justice for the poor.
Day 6     Isaiah 5                     Warning to fun-loving materialists.
Day 7     Isaiah 58                   Worship that God appreciates.
Day 8     Jeremiah 34              Freedom for slaves.
Day 9     Amos 2                      Sins against God by his own people.
Day 10   Amos 6                     Warning to the complacent.
Day 11   Micah 6                    What the Lord requires.
Day 12   Luke 3                      John the Baptist tells how to prepare for Jesus.
Day 13   Matthew 6               Jesus speaks on material things.
Day 14   James 2                   How to treat the rich and the poor.

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Reading Plan 39 - Two Weeks on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Day        Book Chapter         
Day 1
     Genesis 12
Day 2     Genesis 13
Day 3     Genesis 15
Day 4     Genesis 17
Day 5.    Genesis 18
Day 6     Genesis 19
Day 7     Genesis 22
Day 8     Genesis 24
Day 9     Genesis 27
Day 10   Genesis 28
Day 11   Genesis 29
Day 12   Genesis 31
Day 13   Genesis 32
Day 14   Genesis 33

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Reading Plan 40 - Two Weeks on Moses and the Exodus.
Day        Book Chapter
Day 1     Exodus 2
Day 2     Exodus 3
Day 3     Exodus 4
Day 4     Exodus 7
Day 5     Exodus 12
Day 6     Exodus 14
Day 7     Exodus 16
Day 8     Exodus 19
Day 9     Exodus 32
Day 10   Numbers 14
Day 11   Deuteronomy 1
Day 12   Deuteronomy 2
Day 13   Deuteronomy 4
Day 14   Deuteronomy 31

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Reading Plan 41 - Two Weeks on King David.
Day         Book Chapter         
Day 1      1 Samuel 16
Day 2      1 Samuel 17
Day 3      1 Samuel 18
Day 4      1 Samuel 20
Day 5      1 Samuel 21
Day 6      1 Samuel 22
Day 7      1 Samuel 24
Day 8      2 Samuel 6
Day 9      2 Samuel 7
Day 10    2 Samuel 11
Day 11    2 Samuel 12
Day 12    2 Samuel 13
Day 13   2 Samuel 15
Day 14   2 Samuel 18

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Children's Bible Reading Plans 42 to 50

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Plan 42 - Six Children's Bible Reading Plans
(younger children).
Ten minute day challenges are a simple Bible reading plan designed to help children develop a basic understanding of Scripture and a love for reading God’s Word. These 6 plans are a 30 day reading plan. Remember: Children imitate what they see. If they see you enjoying God’s Word, it’s very likely they will too.

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Plan 43 - Four Children's Bible Reading 90 Day Plans (Excellent plans for children and Teens).
Many of the guidelines for great kids’ devotions start with a level of simplicity that we as adults sometimes take for granted. Ten minutes is a great goal for a beginner’s reading time. Consider the following 4 plans when encouraging kids toward establishing a 10-minute Bible reading time. Each plan is 90 days long.

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Plan 44 - Children's Bible Reading 52 Week Plans 1st Year.
This is an excellent plan for older children and Teens. Plan 44 has 10 minutes Morning and Evening Readings for each day for 52 weeks. There are lines to use as a short journal and questions at the end of each week. Each week consists of 2 pages which we recommend you print out and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
Sunday
Morning Reading: Exodus 1v1-6
Write: Exodus 1v7

Evening Reading:  Mark 1v1-8
Question: What did John the Baptist preach? (v. 4)

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Plan 45 - Children's Bible Reading 52 Week Plans 2nd Year.
We recommend after finishing Plan 44 to start on Plan 45. This is the second year 52 week plan. This is an excellent plan for older children and Teens. Plan 45 has 10 minutes Morning and Evening Readings for each day for 52 weeks for the second year. There are lines to use as a short journal and questions at the end of each week. Each week consists of 2 pages which we recommend you print out the pdf and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
Sunday
Morning Reading: Deuteronomy 28v25-29
Write: Deuteronomy 28v2

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Plan 46 - Children's Bible Reading 52 Week Plan on the Gospel of Luke & John.
This is a plan for older children and Teens. Plan 46 has 10 minutes once a day Readings for 52 weeks. There are lines to use as a short journal and one question at the end of each week. Each week consists of one page which we recommend you print out and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
Sunday
Reading:  Luke 1v1-4
Question: Why did Luke write? (v. 4)

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Plan 47 - Children's PRIMARY Bible Reading 52 Week Plan 5 Verses a Day.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND: This is an excellent plan for younger and older children. Especially children that are not strong readers or get distracted quickly. Plan 47 has 5 verses a day readings for 52 weeks. This plan concentrates on the highlights of the Bible and is developed for primary age children but great for older children also. Has only two pages that we recommend you print out and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
One month on Birth of Jesus, next month Ministry of Jesus, next month David, next month Paul, next month Moses, etc.

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Plan 48 - Children's INTERMEDIATE Bible Reading 52 Week Plan 15 Verses a Day.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND: This is an excellent plan for children. Plan 48 has 15 verses a day readings for 52 weeks. This plan concentrates on the highlights of the Bible and is developed for intermediate age children but great for all ages. Has only two pages that we recommend you print out and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
One month on Joseph, next month Gospel of John, next month Romans, next month Daniel, next month Acts, etc.

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Plan 49 - JESUS CHALLENGE -Children's & Adults Bible Reading 40 Week Plan.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND: This is an excellent plan for EVERYONE, especially for those new to Christianity. Plan 49 has daily readings for 40 weeks. This Jesus Challenge plan concentrate on everything about Jesus. Has only two pages that we recommend you print out and use as family or individually for your children.
Example:
Week 1 Who is Jesus?
1. Truth beyond facts John 1:1-18
2. Living Like Jesus Philippians 2:1-11
3. It's all about Jesus Colossians 1:15-23
4. What is God Like Hebrews 1:1-4
5. The Big Church 1 Peter 2:4-10
Week 2 Need for a Savior

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Plan 50 - Kids Devotional Bible Reading 90 Day Plan.
Excellent plan for children ages 6 to 10 doing a chapter a day for 90 days. Each chapter highlights the main stories of the Bible.
Example:
Genesis 1 - God creates the world
Esther 2 - Esther becomes queen
Luke 2 - Birth of Jesus, etc.

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Assorted Bible Reading Plans 51 to 70

Plan 51. Bible Reading 30 Day Plan in Psalms & Proverbs.
As Christians, we believe that the Bible is God’s primary communication for us. We understand that spending time in His Word is important to our Christian experience, growth and maturity. Yet, for various reasons, many of us do not spend time with Him as we intend.
Example:
30 day Bible Reading Plan in the Psalms.
Day      Theme                    Passage
1           Blessing                    Psalm 67, 72, 84, 128
2           Calling to God          Psalm 4, 5, 22

30 day Bible Reading Plan in the Proverbs.
Example:1. Proverbs 1; 2. Proverbs 2

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Plan 52 - 30 Bible Story You've Probably Never Heard.
A 30 day Bible Story reading plan that has 30 Bible Stories that you probably have not read.
Example:
Day     Theme                                                       Passage
1         Fire and Birds: God Lays Down the Law    Numbers 11
2         Miriam: Leprous as Snow                           Numbers 12

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Plan 53 - Old Testament Bible Reading 22 Day Plan.
A 22 Day short journey in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy in the first 5 Books of the Bible and Book of Joshua.
Example:
Day Event/Theme Passage
1 The Universe Is Created Genesis 1-2
2 Adam, Eve and a Slimy Serpent Genesis 3-4

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Plan 54 - Chronological Bible Reading in 61 Days.
Would you like to read through the key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam and Eve to the church of the New Testament? This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, moving through the birth and history of the Israel nation, and ending with Revelation's prophetic words. It's all broken down into 61 easily-readable segments.
Example:

Day

Today's Scripture Reading

Description

Day 1

Genesis 1-3

Creation and Fall

Day 2

Genesis 12, 15, and 22

Abraham, Isaac

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Plan 55 - Overview of the Bible in 15 minutes each day for 60 Days.
Excellent for those to New to the Bible and/or New Christians. Can also be used for family Bible Reading with your Children.
Example:
Day 1 In the Beginning Genesis 1:1-2:25
Day 2 Sin enters the Picture Genesis 3:1-24

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Plan 56 - Survey Bible Reading for 61 Days.
Want to read highlights from every book of the Bible? It doesn't take long! The advantages of this approach include simplicity, comprehensiveness, and brevity. As you read, ask the Lord to help you understand, personalize, and apply his Word. Then be sure to thank God for what he's going to do in each area of your life.
Example:

Day

Today's Scripture Reading

Day 1

Genesis 1-3, 12, 15, 22

Day 2

Exodus 1-5

Day 3

Exodus 12-14, 20


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Plan 57 - A Tour of the Bible in 90 day Reading Plan.
A 90 Day Reading Plan to give you an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Highly Recommend this excellent Bible Reading Plan for those new to the Bible, Searching, New Christians,stronger Christians and those with children for Family Reading Time.
Example:
Day - Event/Theme/Person - Reading
1 The Universe Is Created - Genesis 1-2
2 Adam, Eve and a Slimy Serpent - Genesis 3-4

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Plan 58 - New Testament Bible Reading in 90 Days.
A New Testament Bible Reading Plan starting at the Gospel of Matthew right through to Book of Revelation in 90 days.

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Plan 59 - Kid's Bible Reading Plan in 90 Days.
A fifteen minute challenge is a simple Bible reading plan designed to help children develop a basic understanding of Scripture and a love for reading God’s Word. Remember: Children imitate what they see. If they see you enjoying God’s Word, it’s very likely they will too. Provide a quiet space with limited distractions. Get an age appropriate, easy to read translation of the Bible. NIV, NLT or ESV are great for kids. Encourage your child to write or draw in a journal answering: “What is happening” & “What is God telling me”?
Example:
1. Genesis 1 God Creates the World
2. Genesis 3 Adam and Eve Sin
3. Genesis 4 Cain and Abel

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Plan 60 - Biographical Bible Reading Plan in 121 Days.
Highly Recommend for New to the Bible and New Christians. Want to read Bible highlights from Adam to Zechariah? It's easy! The advantages of this approach include ease in seeing the story of the Bible and becoming acquainted with the entire Who's Who of the Bible. As you read, be sure to thank God for what he's going to do in and through you during the months ahead!
Example:

Day

Key Figure

Today's Scripture Reading

Day 1

Adam

Genesis 1:26-2:17

Day 2

Eve

Genesis 2:18-3:24

Day 3

Abel

Genesis 4:1-18


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Plan 61 - Reading the Psalms in 150 Days .
A Reading of Praise and Wisdom. By reading less than 10 minutes a day for 150 days, you can go through the books of Psalms. The psalms are the beautiful songs of the Hebrew people. All you need to do is read one psalm each day. Then you will be ready for a new plan and you will already have started the positive habit of reading the Bible each day.
Example:
Day 1 Psalms 1
Day 2 Psalms 2

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Plan 62 - Guided Tour of the Bible in 180 Days.
The plan offers a kind of bird’s-eye-view. The daily readings consist of 180 selected passages, including at least one chapter from each of the Bible’s 66 books. You can read the chapter in 15 minutes per day” Since “A Guided Tour” is arranged in 180 separate readings, most people will find it convenient to read one designated passage each day. If you miss a few days, don’t worry. Just resume reading when you can.
Example:
The Plot Unveiled
Day 1. Genesis 1 : A Book of Beginnings
Day 2. Genesis 2: One Shining Moment
Day 3. Genesis 3: The Crash

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Plan 63 - Chronological New Testament Bible Reading in 120 Days.
Would you like to read through the key stories of the New Testament in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan for you? This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events in chronological order in the New Testament. It's all broken down into 121 easily-readable segments.
Example:
Day 1 Luke 1
Day 2 John 1:1-14
Day 3 Matthew 1

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Plan 64 - New Testament Bible Reading in 90 Days.
A New Testament Bible Reading Plan starting at the Gospel of Matthew right through to Book of Revelation in one year.
Example:
JANUARY
1 Matthew 1 0
2 Matthew 2
3 Matthew 3.1-4.11

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Plan 65 - Distributed or Genres (Literature) Style - Each week read the Gospels, Law, History, Psalms, Prophecy & Epistles.
Here is a Bible reading plan that is set up for you to go through the Bible in 52 weeks.. But with a twist: It divides up your reading into the main types of Genres (literature) such as Gospels, Law, Narrative (History), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Epistles! That way you can go though the entire Bible by reading the different Genre types. This is a unique plan that will help keep your pace up and prevent you from losing interest and giving up! Reading Plan 65 - 52 Week Challenge.
Example:

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week Month Pentateuch History Poetry Prophecy Gospels N. T. Letters Psalms
1 January Genesis 1-3 Joshua 1-5 Job 1-2 Isaiah 1-5 Matthew1-2 Romans1-2 Psalms 1-3
2 January Genesis 4-7 Joshua 6-10 Job 3-4 Isaiah 6-10 Matthew 3-5 Romans 3-4 Psalms 4-6


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Plan 66 - Life Journal Daily Bible Reading in 12 Months
Most days will read two chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament. This is an excellent way of reading the Bible without getting bogged down in certain Books of the Old Testament.
Example:
January 1 Genesis 1-2; Luke 1
January 2 Genesis 3-5; Luke 2
January 3 Genesis 6-8; Luke 3

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Plan 67 - Reading the Bible in Historical Order ( an Linear Timeline Order) in one year.
Read the books of the Bible as they occurred in the Hebrew and Greek traditions (the order in which they were written). For example, the Old Testament books in the Hebrew Bible do not occur in the same order as they do in our English Bible. The New Testament books are arranged according to their date of writing as well.

This Bible reading plan will take you through the entire Bible in an historical linear timeline order with the first events first to the last. Each line represents a day’s reading, you may progress as you do your devotions in any order you would like. This list will take one year if each line is read each day. If you read more on one day and less on another, you can still track your progress.
Example:
JANUARY
Jan 1: Gen 1-3
Jan 2: Gen 4-7
Jan 3: Gen 8-11

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Plan 68 - Through the Bible in 222 Days with Variety Bible Readings for Strong Readers.
This Bible Reading Plan has 4 to 6 Chapters a day to read. Recommend for stronger readers.The best thing about this plan as each day you read from the Old Testament and Books of Wisdom and the New Testament.
Example:

Day of Reading Old Testament Books of Wisdom New Testament Check When Read
1
Genesis 1-3 Job 1 Matthew 1  
2
Genesis 4-7 Job 2 Matthew 2  
3
Genesis 8-10 Job 3 Matthew 3  


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Plan 69 - Water For the Thirsty - The Word Simply Refreshing - .
"...Come! Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life."

SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE.
As Christians, we believe that the Bible is God’s primary communication channel. Yet, for various reasons, many of us do not spend time with Him as we intend. The Water For The Thirsty Bible Reading Plan is a tool designed to assist individuals with overcoming some of the obstacles which hinder us from spending quality time with God, in His Word. It also serves as a resource for those seeking a deeper level of intimacy with the Lord.
Example:
Jan 1 Luke 1 .........................................Genesis 1-2 ................................Proverbs 1...................................
Jan 2 Luke 2 .........................................Genesis 3-4 ................................Proverbs 2...................................
Jan 3 Luke 3 .........................................Genesis 5-6 ................................Proverbs 3...................................

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Plan 70 - Record your Bible Reading Progress .
As you go through the Bible, you can record your Bible reading progress! You can also start at any time of the year, with any book, as you are not obligated to dates or sequence.
Example:
Genesis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Exodus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

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Creative Bible Reading Methods - Important!

BIBLE STUDY METHODS.

Getting Started - Bible Reading Methods: Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. We have created a series of reading methods. Each Bible reading method is different in type and are as varied as each individual so you have many to choose from. Consider the following options, but remember to choose one. Regular reading in God's Word is not optional. It's a necessity! Check out all our Bible Study Methods here.

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BIBLE READING - STUDYING METHODS.

Bible Reading and Studying Methods is for learning how to expound, guide and interpret the Bible for all its worth. We do this through learning the tools and skills to help us observe the text, dig out the meaning, and then apply it to our everyday living with this approach at Bible Reading Method here.

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BIBLE REDING CHEAT SHEETS

Cheat Sheet is a concise set of notes used for quick reference. Cheat Sheet can be done on many different levels. The shorter version is good for a brief devotional. The more extensive reading cheat sheets is wonderful for digging into the mind and heart of God.

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10 CREATIVE BIBLE READING METHODS

1. Choose a Bible version that’s understandable and easy to read.
Here’s the flat out truth: If we don’t understand it, we won’t read it. 
The Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek. One of the earliest translations to English was the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, but today we have a variety of versions to choose from. Some translations focus on being more precise and are best for Bible study, while others focus on readability and are great for devotions. 

If you’re a beginner, I recommend the New International Version (NIV) Bible. Myself I use the New International Version Devotional Bible (NIV Devotional Bible) or for more a mature Christian the NIV study Bible.  Most Pastor use the NIV Bible. To purchase a Bible over the internet we recommend Christian Book. Com here.
Some of the other popular, easier-to-read translations include: New American Standard (NAS), New Living Translation (NLT), English Standard Version (ESV), New King James Version (NKJV).
You can also download a Bible app like YouVersion here or read the Bible at Biblegateway online in several languages from around the world. This makes it possible for you to choose the best Bible version for you. These are great tools for beginners and veterans alike.

2. Find a quiet place where you can be alone with God.
A quiet "time" is important too. The fewer distractions, the better. Some of you may have such busy lives that you need to fit it in whenever you can. This is totally normal! Make sure that whatever time you decide to read your Bible that you are in a place where you can focus and reflect on God’s Word. If you miss some days, do not try to catch up. Simply pick up where you left off.

3. You don’t have to start at the beginning.
The Bible contains 66 separate books compiled into one book. The 39 books of the Old Testament are the story of God and his people before the coming of the Jesus.

The 27 books of the New Testament pick up the story beginning with the birth of Jesus. If you’re new to the Bible, the best place to start is the Gospel of John. This book (the fourth book in the New Testament) is John’s eyewitness account of the life of Jesus. As one of Jesus’ closest disciples, John’s account is both riveting and informative. 

We highly recommend our Bible Reading Plans here designed to fit individual needs from 21 days to one year plans to be successful for those with busy schedules.

Plan 1 Beginners Bible Reading Plan – Gospel of John - 21 days 5 minutes a day here.

Plan 2. New Christians Reading Plan - Gospel of John – 21 days 15  to 20 minutes a day more information here or sign up here for 21 guides sent once a day by email for 21 days here.

John’s purpose in writing is to help us believe, making it the ideal place to start. “These things were written to help you believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”(John 20:31). 

4. Pick a book of the Bible and work your way through it.
If you’re anything like me, you need a Bible reading plan or you’ll waste precious minutes thumbing through the Bible, never quite landing. So pick one book of the Bible and read a little each day, one chapter, perhaps. 

For example if you read one chapter of Gospel of John a day, (which will take no more than 5-10 minutes) you’ll read John in its entirety in 21 days. Check out our two reading plans on Gospel of John #1 and #2 at our Bible Reading Plans here.

After reading Gospel of John, move on to the other gospels –
Matthew, Mark or Luke. Next read Philippians, Ephesians and Colossians, which provide practical encouragement and instruction for living the Christian life.

Next Romans is jam-packed with essential doctrine. Genesis explains how everything began. Psalms is filled with heartfelt prayers that offer encouragement for every season of life.

Work your way through one book at a time, and you’ll never find yourself fumbling for where to read again. 

IMPORTANT: We have a Bible Reading Plan for everyone here.
From 21, 31, 45, and 90 days long and many one year plans. Each plan is designed for the individual and your spiritual success in reading God’s Word (The Bible).

5. Begin your time with prayer.
Pause before you open your Bible and ask God to speak to you. Remember, the Bible is God’s Word; it is God’s love letter written to His people, which includes you.

Ask God to help you understand His Word. Ask God to use His Word to teach you, to direct you and even to re-direct you, when necessary. Ask Him to use His Word to help you know Him and love Him. 

Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find Me, if you seek Me with all your heart.”God loves to reveal himself to those who seek Him.

6. Read a little every day.
Read Scripture, think about it, pray about it, and take notes on what you learn. Then review and read more. You'll be amazed how God will speak to you through His Word.

Getting God’s Word into your life doesn’t have to take long. Start small—five or 10 minutes is better than none. Sometimes less is more, especially when reading less means you’ll actually remember more.

Chose a time and place that’s convenient for you. Many people read their Bible first thing in the morning, choosing to spend time with God before daily distractions get in the way. But if mornings are not your thing, don’t sweat it. 

That 
you read God’s Word is more important than when you read God’s Word.

7. Write it down.
As you read the Bible ask two questions:
What does this teach me about God?
What does this teach me about how I should live?

No doubt, as you read you’ll find one or two verses that seem to leap off the page. Maybe they speak to an issue you’ve been grappling with; maybe they answer a long held question; maybe they give you comfort or encouragement; maybe they provide an example to follow or avoid. 

When a verse resonates with you, stop and write it down, word for word. Pause to let the message sink in because these words are God’s words to you. This practice has cemented God’s Word into my thoughts in countless ways.

Sometimes I keep the verse with me throughout the day when I am walking, driving, cooking...  Sometimes I ask God to help me remember it when I need it. Sometimes I memorize it. Be intentional about getting God’s Word into your thoughts and you’ll soon see your relationship with God thrive and your life change.

Stay focused on what God is saying through his Word that intersects with your everyday life. This is not about speculation, private interpretations or manipulating God’s Word to say what you want it to say. This is about bringing Christ to your everyday life based on the truth of God’s Word rightly interpreted.

The more you expose yourself to the Bible, the more it will expose itself to you!  

The Bible was never meant to merely inform us; the Bible was meant to transform us.

8. Have a simple plan of action for how to study the Bible & where to begin.

A simple Bible study method using the acronym S.O.A.P. is very easy to remember and follow to give you a start! It can be used with any daily Bible reading plan.
S.O.A.P.
S
for Scripture
Open your Bible to today’s reading (according to whatever plan you are following here). Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
O for Observation
What struck you and caught your attention in what you read?
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture?
Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words.
A for Application
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P for Prayer
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

Another Simple Bible Reading Method You Can Use
The following is a bible reading method . It is very simple: Pray, Read, Think, Pray.

9. Gather a few tools.
Pencil or pen, paper or notebook, Bible. You may want to use a Bible Commentary, Topical Bible’s and Dictionaries here to help you locate verses on a certain topic in which you're interested or Bible character. Others may include using a preplanned Bible plan such as you find on our site here. They are designed for a successful Bible reading for you. Online Bible study tools can also help you learn how to study the Bible. 

10. Take Action - Just Do It -  Challenge Yourself!
The Bible is the main source of our knowledge about God. It is His inspired and authoritative Word that has the power to build faith , hope and truth into our lives. The following successful Daily Bible Reading Programs will help you to work through the Bible systematically so that the Word of God dwells richly in your life and produces joy in your heart. We have a plan for each individual situation from 5 minutes to 20 minutes a day, from 21 day plans, to one year plans.  For those with busy schedules, to those that are new or consider themselves a Christian veteran, for those that are slow readers or fast readers, we have a plan for each individual here at Bible Reading Plans here.
Take Action - Just Do It -  Challenge Yourself!

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