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:
- The Bible books are placed in chronological order according to event rather than according to the date of writing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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:
- Bible Reading Plans from BibleGateway
- Bible Reading Plans from Bible Study Tools
- Bible Reading Plans and Devotionals from YouVersion
- Bible Reading Plans from the Blue Letter Bible
- Bible Reading Plans from Bible Plan
- Bible Reading Plans from The Navigators
- One Year Bible Online
- Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System here or here
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:
One Year Bibles Arranged in Chronological Order