"The Bible is not an option, it is a necessity.
You cannot grow spiritually strong without it."
- Billy Graham
About this Plan
This is a chronologically guided reading plan broken into a weekly schedule with free days (for those times when we fall behind and need to catch up)! You can download the entire plan in PDF.
Weekly Setup and Free Days
Let me tell you about the weekly breakdown first. So the plan is broken down to fit into just 50 weeks. And each week will cover a specific section of the Bible within the same Era (see next section). And because there are only 50 weeks, you get 2 free weeks; one mid-year and one at the end of the year. Why? Because life happens and we all need some wiggle room when we fall behind and need to catch up.
In addition to the 2 free weeks, within each week, the reading passages have been broken down to fit into just 5 days. Which means you get 2 free days each week to catch up or do some extra reading.
The entire plan is setup in such a way that the Biblical story is broken into 12 main Eras or time periods such that the passages will read in a chronological sequence as much as possible. I have borrowed this concept from Max Anders book “30 Days to Understanding the Bible in 15 Minutes a Day” (you can watch the first 2 minutes of this video to get more information or read about it in a PDF download).
I really hope this breakdown will help you to more easily follow along with the Biblical story as your take on this great challenge of reading through the entire Bible in a year.
In addition to breaking it down by time periods, I also am providing weekly summaries for the passages that should help you get an idea of the Bible passages covered even if you are unable to read all of it. This way it should feel like you are reading once continuous story line.
Reading the Psalms
The Psalms being in their own category get a bit tricky to break down. So, I am allowing for two options to tackle this. First, you have the option of reading 3-4 Psalms each week along with your weekly reading passages. However, when we are reading through the Kingdom era, two weeks (16-17) are set aside for focusing just on the Psalms. Here I also provide some great tips and information about the Psalms that will help you.
And now here is the entire plan. Be sure to use the hyperlinks that will take you to the weekly summary posts that will guide you further in your reading journey. You can also download the entire plan in PDF.
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