Bible Reading

Chronological Bible Reading Schedule

Read the whole bible in a year, reading about 15 minutes per day.

This is the schedule that has been used on Purposeful Singleness for many years. Unfortunately the daily email mailing is no longer available. However, you can use the following links to download and print bookmarks of the schedule, one for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament, which are convenient to use in your Bible to mark where you’re currently reading:

Characteristics of this schedule:

  1. The Bible books are placed in chronological order according to event rather than according to the date of writing.
  2. The schedule is arranged so that the reader reads through both the Old and New Testaments simultaneously. By the end of the year, the reader will have read through the entire Bible.
  3. For the most part, passages for each day are divided according to paragraph or breaks in the text. Where this is deviated from, an asterisk has been placed next to the reference to show that the thought continues in the next day’s reading.
  4. The Gospel of John has purposely been placed between Mark and Luke to give a break in reading the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) which are written very much in the same manner, and to put Luke’s two books together

An Alternative

I also highly recommend Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible. It is published in the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation, which I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy. You can purchase it in hardcover, paperback, or Kindle version (which you can read via free apps from Amazon for your PC, Mac, as well as your Android or Apple smartphones

Other Bible Reading Plans

If you would like to explore other plans and schedules, consider one of these from other websites:

One Year Bibles for Kindle or in Print

If you would prefer to read through the Bible in a book divided into daily Bible readings, there are a quite a few available, both in print and for the Kindle or Kindle apps, which are available for your computer as well as Apple and Android phones.

One Year Bibles:

The One Year Bible NLT
List Price: $18.99
Price: $12.98
You Save: $6.01
The One Year Bible NIV
List Price: $18.99
Price: $17.88
You Save: $1.11


One Year Bibles Arranged in Chronological Order


Kindle One Year Bibles


  1. Pat says

    I’ve been using your chronological Bible reading schedule for many years. The compact format made it simple for me to print and keep in my Bible.

    Is it possible to get the pdf’s for one year?

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