The Annual New Testament Reading Plan is now available.
Read the New Testament in a year (only 3 to 4 minutes a day, Monday – Friday only)
Other reading plans to consider, include:
- Read the Old Testament in a year (about 10 to 12 minutes a day)
- Read the Entire Bible in a year (about 12 to 15 minutes a day)
- Monthly reading plans (only 3 to 4 minutes a day)
The least effective way to read the Bible is to start on page 1 and read straight through to the end. The different sections, or “books,” of the Bible are grouped by category more so than in chronological order, so a sequential reading is somewhat disconcerting.
If this is your first time reading the Bible, we recommend starting with the New Testament. If that seems a bit overwhelming, check out the monthly reading plans. (Save the Old Testament and entire Bible plans for later.)
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.