Bible Reading Plans

Many good outlines for reading through the Bible in a year are available. Here, we have listed several of the most popular plans, along with a brief explanation and a link to a PDF version of the plan. 

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Read by Type of Biblical Literature (Click Here for Outline)

The Bible contains several types of literature. The outline of this plan schedules the student to read Epistles on Sunday, The Law on Monday, History on Tuesday, Psalms on Wednesday, Poetry on Thursday, Prophecy on Friday, and the Gospels on Saturday.


Chronological Bible Reading Plan (CLICK HERE FOR OUTLINE)

The Chronological Plan attempts to schedule readings according to the time they actually occurred. For example, since many scholars believe Job to be one of the oldest books, the schedule places the Book of Job between the eleventh and twelfth chapters of Genesis 


Discipleship Journal Plan (CLICK HERE FOR OUTLINE)

The Discipleship Journal plan is outlined according to a "Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan." The outline provides two readings for each day. The first reading alternates between Old and New Testament books, giving you three or four chapters a day. The Gospels are spread throughout the year. The second reading takes you through a chapter or so of the wisdom literature and Isaiah. The two readings together take you through the entire Bible in one year. The schedule for this plan has boxes you can make to keep track of your progress.


Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms (CLICK HERE FOR OUTLINE)

This plan is a more simplified version of the Biblical Literature plan mentioned above. This outline schedules selections from the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Book of Psalms for each day.


Professor Grant Horner's Bible-Reading System (CLICK HERE FOR OUTLINE)

Professor Horner's plan is probably better suited for more advanced students of Scripture (though he began using it immediately following his conversion). This plan schedules Bible reading by ten lists of passages and has the student read one chapter from each list each day. The system provides several significan benefits when compared to the other outlines. The system is not technically a "read the Bible in a year" plan, although those following it will read through all of the Bible annually with some parts of Scripture being read multiple times in a year. Those who continue to follow the plan in multiple years will read different passages together in each successive pass through the lists. This approach enables believers to compare Scripture with Scripture and to learn how various passages relate to each other.