Bible Reading Plans

Reading the Bible for yourself every day is a great way to grow spiritually!  Below are some options for different Bible reading plans. Find one that interests you and start today!

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

How to get the most your daily Bible reading plan in 7 minutes

  • Spend 30 seconds getting yourself ready by praying to God and thanking Him for what comes to mind.
  • Take the next four minutes to read a portion of the Bible. God has a message for you, and if you don’t read it, it is much harder to find that message!
  • Use the next two minutes to journal and see how you might apply what you’ve read in your day.
  • Finally, pray and ask for God’s help in living out His ways. At this time you can confess any sins you need to and thank God for His forgiveness through Jesus as well as bring up any other prayer needs that you have.

Get started with these 2-week Bible reading plans

Let's be honest, the Bible is a long read!  It's easy to get discouraged before you even start reading.  
So, below are 10, 2-week plans that break up the Bible into more manageable portions.
Click a title to jump to that reading plan.

The Life and Teachings of Jesus

Old Testament Overview

Prayers of the Bible

Women of the Bible

The Bible on Social Justice

Further 2-Week Studies

The Life and Times of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
Genesis 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33.
The Life and ministry of Moses and the Exodus:
Exodus 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 14, 16, 19, 32; Numbers 14; Deuteronomy 1, 2, 4, 31.
The Shepherd King David:
1 Samuel 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24; 2 Samuel 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18.

The Life and Teachings of Paul

On Becoming a Christian

On the Holy Spirit

Men of the Old Testament

On God and Nature

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More Bible Reading Plans

The plans listed below are downloadable PDFs, which we have organized into four categories:
1. Topical plans
2. Bible in a year plans
3. Less reading
4. More reading

Topical Plans

30 Days for New Christians
This reading plan hits the most important passages for a new Christian in just 30 days.  Over the month, you'll read passages from both the Old and New testaments.
60-Day Overview of the Bible
In this two-month plan, you'll get a a basic understanding of the main themes and events of the Bible.  Readings are usually no more than 1-2 chapters in length.
90-Day Tour of the Bible
Take your understanding of the Bible to a bit more detail. This three-month reading plan covers roughly 1-2 chapters per day, and takes you through the major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
30-Day Systematic Theology Crash Course
See how the basics of Christian theology hang together in this 30-day reading plan. Some days cover an entire chapter, but most days focus on a smaller passage of scripture. 
30 Days in Psalms and Proverbs
Take 30 days taking in the wisdom found in the books of Psalms and Proverbs! Depending on how fast you want to read through the plan, you can read BOTH books in the month, or spread the readings over two months.
30 of the Bible's Deep-Cuts
Explore some of the lesser-known passages of Scripture in this interesting plan.

180-Day Guided Tour
In 180 selected readings, you'll get a solid overview of the entire Bible.  The plan includes at least one chapter from each book of the Bible.  You can read the passage in 15 minutes a day.
101 Most Important Chapters
This reading plan takes you through 101 selected chapters (48-Old Testament and 53-Old Testament). These passages were chosen for their historical, prophetical, theological, or practical significance. 
30 Days With Jesus
Get a better understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This thirty-day plan walks you through the biblical account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

260 Essential Passages in 52 Weeks
Read the 260 most essential passages in Scripture in 5 readings per week. Each week also features suggested memory verses so you can hide God's word in your heart.

Bible-in-a-Year Plans

One Year Bible
Read through the Bible in a year.  You'll read a part of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs every day. This well-rounded plan is an annual favorite!
Gideons Bible Reading Calendar
From The Gideons International, this printable plan is compact and portable! Each day features a morning and evening reading, which allows you to finish reading the Bible in a year.
Four Genre Reading Plan
Every day, you will read from the Psalms and wisdom literature, the Pentateuch and History of Israel, the Chronicles and Prophets, and the Gospels and Epistles. Explore the full scope of God's Word every day.
Bible Unity Reading Plan
Each day, read a longer section in the chronological plan, and a short section from another part of Scripture. With only 25 days of reading per month, this plan allows you space to read something else on Sundays, or to catch up if you miss a day or two.
Five Day Reading Plan
This Bible reading plan leads you to read the entire Bible in one year, only reading five times a week. Read the Bible in chronological order (the Psalms have been placed chronologically when possible) to aid your understanding of the Bible story.
Blue Letter Bible: OT & NT Together Plan
It is important to understand the fullness of God's message to the churches, and a great way of doing this is reading the Old and New Testaments simultaneously. Read  from both Testaments from the beginning.
Weekly Genre Reading Chart
This plan divides up your reading into the main styles of biblical writing(Gospels, Law, Narrative (History), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Epistles)! Reading through the genre types can be a fun way to read without losing interest and giving up!
Blue Letter Bible: Blended Plan
This plan is designed to add variety to your reading of the Bible. The Blended Plan divides the Bible so that the you read books in a non-traditional sequence. For example, while you read the book of Isaiah, you also read the Gospel of Mark.
Kingdom Bible Reading Plan
Four readings per day give proportionate weight to the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament readings follow the arrangement of Jesus’ Bible (Luke 24:44––Law, Prophets, Writings), with one reading coming from each portion per day. 
Book At A Time Plan
This plan gives you two daily readings. The first alternates Old and New Testament books, giving you three or four chapters a day. The second reading takes you through a chapter of wisdom literature and Isaiah. Each month consists of only 25 readings. 
Blue Letter Bible: Chronological Plan
These readings are compiled according to recent historical research, taking into account the order in which the recorded events actually occurred. This is a fantastic plan to follow if you wish to add historical context to your reading of the Bible.
Blue Letter Bible: Historical Plan
In this plan, the order of the Old Testament readings is very similar to Israel's Hebrew Bible, progressing from Law to Prophets to Writings. The New Testament ordering is based upon research regarding the order in which the books were authored. 
Blue Letter Bible: Canonical Plan
This plan goes straight through the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation. You will be supplied with reading for each day of the week as a steady guide toward finishing the entire Bible in one calendar year.

Less Reading

5x5x5 Reading Plan
Read the New Testament this year in 5 minutes a day, 5 days per week. This reading plan will take you through all 260 chapters of the New Testament, one chapter a day. Also learn 5 different ways to dig deeper as you read and meditate on God's Word.
Two-Year Bible Reading Plan
This Bible reading plan is designed to guide you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.
Three-Year Guided Tour
This easy-to-follow plan takes you through the Bible, reading every word. Most days, you will read one chapter, or a combination of shorter chapters. This plan accidentally omits 1 John, so you will need to add it in to complete your reading of the entire Bible.

More Reading

Grant Horner's Bible Reading System
Each day you will read one chapter from each of ten lists. Since the lists vary in length, the readings begin interweaving in constantly changing ways. You will NEVER read the same set of ten chapters together again! Every year you’ll read through all the Gospels 4 times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters 4-5 times each, the Old Testament wisdom literature 6 times, all the Psalms at least twice, all the Proverbs as well as Acts 12 times, and all the way through the Old Testament History and Prophetic books about 1.5 times.
M'Cheyne Bible Reading Calendar
This classic plan will take you through the Old Testament once, the New Testament and Psalms twice over the course of a year. Daily readings are divided between "family" (ideal for family devotions) and "secret" (for personal study).