The New Testament Bible Reading Plan

New Testament is a great place to focus on when reading the Bible. The New Testament centers on the life of Jesus and the work of his followers.

Instead of reading straight through from Matthew to Revelation, our New Testament reading plan mixes the various books together for a more varied reading schedule.

View or print a PDF file of the 2017 New Testament reading schedule.

There are 27 books in the New Testament, written by various authors, the most prolific of which was Paul.

The New Testament contains:

  • Four biographies of Jesus, called the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), which document Jesus’ life and teaching from different perspectives and for different audiences.
  • The book of Acts covers the history of the early church and was written by Dr. Luke.
  • Twenty-one books are letters (called epistles) written by key followers of Jesus to various churches, groups, or people.
  • The concluding book is Revelation, known for its vivid end-time prophecy.

For more specific information, see the overview of books in the Bible.




2 thoughts on “The New Testament Bible Reading Plan

  1. Do you have a calendar for a New Testament Reading plan for 2016? I want to read a chapter a day, but if I get behind, I want to be able to catch up easily.

    • Becky, the above link to “View or print a PDF file of the 2016 New Testament reading schedule” provides a concise list for each day of the year, but it is not in the form of a traditional calendar.

      I pray that your Bible reading for the year goes well and your grow as a result. God bless!

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