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Bible Reading Plans for 2017

How do you hope to read God’s Word in 2017? A little more than last year? Read one book many times? Read it the whole way through? Plan to read it the whole way through and then get past Leviticus this year? Whether you plan to read from the entirety of God’s Word or focus on smaller sections, having a plan is a great idea. Bible reading plans can help you set a manageable pace. I’d like to encourage you that being deliberate and having a goal for Bible reading isn’t legalism, it’s wisdom.

Below you will find a compilation of Bible reading plans compiled from ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans and ESV.org. I’d encourage you to consider how you plan to read God’s Word in 2017, and decide if one of these plans is the best move for you. The ESV app is a wonderful tool to help you. After you select a plan the calendar will automatically take you to the correct chapters. Whatever you choose, make 2017 a year that the Word of Christ lives in you richly!

52-Week Reading Plan | PDF
Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.

5x5x5 Reading Plan | PDF
Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.

Chronological Reading Plan | PDF
Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.

ESV Daily Reading Plan | PDF
Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms & Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch & History of Israel, Chronicles & Prophets, and Gospels & Epistles.

Every Word in the Bible (3 years) | PDF
Read through the Bible one chapter at a time alternating between the Old and New Testaments.

Historical Reading Plan | PDF
The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.

Professor Grant Horner’s Reading System | PDF
Reading ten chapters a day, in the course of a year you’ll read the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters four to five times, the Old Testament wisdom literature six times, the Psalms twice, Proverbs and Acts a dozen times, and the OT History and Prophetic books about one and a half times.

Robert Murray M’Cheyne Reading Plan | Website
Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.

Straight through the Bible | PDF
Read straight through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

The Discipleship Journal Reading Plan | PDF
Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, and Acts.

The Legacy Reading Plan | PDF
This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month, and set number of Proverbs and Psalms to read each week. It aims to give you flexibility, while grounding you in specific books each month.

Two-Year Reading Plan | PDF
Read the Old and New Testaments once, and Psalms and Proverbs four times.


You can find more compiled information at ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/ 


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