For those of you who will be undertaking the challenge of reading the Bible through in a year, we wanted to post different options for you to choose from. For many, reading the Bible through chapter-by-chapter from Genesis to Revelation can be difficult, so these different plans take different paths through the Bible, but they all cover the entire Bible in one year.
This plan was created by Robert Murray M'Cheyne and has become one of the most popular plans over the last few years. You will read daily from one of four different sections of the Bible: 2 different OT sections, 1 Gospel section, and 1 NT section outside of the Gospels.
This is a beautiful chart that is a chart of every chapter of the Bible. It does not give you specific days but rather lets you read at your own pace and mark off chapters as you go.
I (Bro. James) have been using chronological plans for the last 5-6 years. Chronological plans follow the historical date of the events in Scripture. The Bible is ordered by genre, not necessarily by how the events chronologically happened. With the chronological plan, you will read the events as they unfold in their chronological timeline.
This plan has you read chapter by chapter from Genesis 1 to Revelation 21.
5 DAY CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN (Bro. James' Favorite)
This plan is another chronological plan (though they for some reason stick Job at the very end). It is different than the previous one listed for two reasons: 1. It has an OT and a NT reading every day. This makes it easier to get through those difficult OT sections. 2. It only calls for you to read on Monday - Friday. This allows you to take a break for the weekend and study your sermon text or Sunday School material instead. It also gives you an ability to catch up if you get a little behind.
Also, there are several apps you can download to your phone. I know that the YouVersion Bible app is popular and has several plans. I, personally, use the ReadingPlan app. It houses all these plans or other plans can be downloaded to it. Instead of printing off a piece of paper to keep in my Bible, I keep track of my daily readings through the app. My ESV Bible app also syncs to the ReadingPlan app.