If you are a born again Christian, a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, then you very likely highly revere His Word, the Bible. But have you read it? I mean from cover to cover?
Maybe you’ve tried before and given up. After all, looking at reading the whole Bible can be a daunting thought. And no wonder. My large print Bible is 1,918 pages! Talk about whoa!
While the Bible is probably the biggest book you’ll ever read, you can do it. By using one of the printable Bible reading plans for one year you can break this seemingly impossible goal down into daily bite size pieces! And be successful!
So, whether you’ve never read the whole Bible before or are simply looking for a fresh way to read through God’s Word, one of these printable Bible reading plans for one year will guide you and help you stay on track to reach your goal!
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How Do I Choose a Bible Reading Plan?
There are so many Bible reading plans available to us today. But before you choose one you might want to consider these three things:
- How much time you have to read each day. This will help you determine whether a 90-day, or a one year, two year, or even three year plan is best for you. Personally, I feel that a year is long enough without being too long.
- How many days a week you want to read. Usually plans are broken down into assignments for either 7 days a week or 5 days a week.
- How you want to read. There are plans for reading from cover to cover, reading some in the Old and New Testaments each day, reading chronologically in order of events, and even using a Bible reading checklist to make your own reading plan.
If you want to read the Bible in a year, printable Bible reading plans will provide the encouragement and accountability needed. In this post you will be able to choose from several great printable Bible reading plans for one year.
Printable Bible Reading Plans for One Year
How can I read the entire Bible in one year? Again, the best way to read the Bible in a year is to have a plan. Without a plan it is so tempting to simply open our Bibles and read in random places. Or, stick to passages that are familiar and comforting.
But God has given us all of His Words for a purpose. And holds us responsible for knowing all of what He has told us in His Bible.
Therefore, we must make sure to read the whole counsel of God…at least once in our lifetime. But I know that once you have been successful once, you’ll want to read the Bible through again and again!
And you’ll be able to by using a different reading plan each year!
One Year Bible Reading Plan Genesis to Revelation
If you’re reading the Bible through for the first time, I recommend reading from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation. A one year Bible reading plan Genesis to Revelation will help you do that.
Or, you might like to make your own Bible reading plan by using the printable Bible reading checklist included in our Sweeter Than Honey Bible Study Bundle. This way you can decide to read a certain number of chapters a day, or a certain number of pages per day, or simply set yourself a certain amount of time to read each day. Then as you complete each chapter, mark your Bible reading checklist.
The first time I read through the Bible, I set an amount of time to read each day. I actually wanted to read it through as quickly as possible, so I set my time at 30 minutes a day. And you know what? At that rate I finished the whole Bible in just 3 months.
So, you see why I believe a year is a very doable time limit to reach this goal. Especially since most one year Bible reading plans only require around 10 to 15 minutes of reading per day, depending on how fast you read!
You might also like to check out our free printable Bible Reading Checklist located >> HERE.
Old and New Testament Bible Reading Plan
I like a Bible reading plan that allows me to read in both the Old and New Testaments each day. That way I can read a variety of scriptures and always get a blessing from the Word.
You know what I mean. Some passages just speak to us more than others.
Our Bible study bundle, Sweeter Than Honey Bible Study Journal, includes a printable Bible reading plan for one year that offers a great variety of reading assignments each day.
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And comes with an assortment of guided study worksheets and resources. Most days you will read a little from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs!
This one year Bible reading schedule divides the Bible into readings for 5 days each week. Personally, I like this plan as some weeks I may need a day or two for catch up!
Printable Bible Reading Plans Chronological
I think every Christian should read the Bible through chronologically at least once in their lives. This way of reading allows you to read the Bible in the order that the events of scripture occurred.
In other words, a chronological one year Bible reading plan puts all the scriptures together that talk about each particular event. This way you learn all that the Bible has to say about the events in different Bible character’s lives.
For instance, the events of King David’s life are recorded in several places in the Bible. In this reading plan you will be able to read of an event in the book of 1 Samuel and then read the Psalm David wrote while facing that situation. And/or read about the same event as recorded in 1 Kings.
This one year Bible reading plan printable will also help you understand the timeline of scripture. For instance, did you know that the Book of Job was actually written first?
A chronological one year Bible reading plan also will help you understand how the books of the major and minor prophets fit into the Bible timeline. You’ll learn which prophets lived during which kings’ reigns and just what was happening in Israel when these men of God lived.
Our study bundle, Read Through the Bible in a Year Chronologically, comes with a variety of study worksheets and resources to help you record the things God teaches you as you read His Word in this unique way.
You might also like to check out our free printable Chronological Bible Reading Plans located >> HERE.
More Printable Bible Reading Plans for One Year
Here are some more printable Bible reading plans for one year from some of my blogging friends. Check them out as well!
How do you plan to read the Bible through over the next 12 months? Which of the printable Bible reading plans for one year do you prefer? Let me know in the comments.