Bible Study

Here are Your Free Bible Reading Plans

Choose a Bible reading plan that works for you. Develop the habit of spending time with God in His word, follow your plan, and be forgiving of yourself. If you fall behind, get up and keep going forward without looking back!

Previously, I wrote about why Bible reading plans are important, and I followed that up with a few Bible study tools to start the new year with.

This is where I’m going to share a number of reading plans with you. These are in 2 formats: those that are digital which you can use on your Android, Kindle Fire, or Apple device, or on your computer with email reminders, and those in PDF form that you can download and print to stick in your Bible or hang near your calendar.

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Digital Bible Reading Plans

These digital Bible reading plans are from Bible Gateway. I chose to share these because they do this extremely well across all devices. Most of these plans are designed to begin in January, but you can jump in on one at any time as the links will take you to the current day’s reading, except for the New Testament in 6 Months plan. All of these plans feature:

  • Reminders sent directly to your email
  • Record your reading progress with a Bible Gateway account (which is free)
  • Pause your plan any time to read at your own pace

Proverbs Monthly Plan

In this plan, you’ll read one chapter from the book of Proverbs each day. This is a good plan to repeat monthly in addition to another more encompassing Bible reading plan.

Duration: 31 days | Find the Proverbs Plan here

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

You’ll read through Psalms and the New Testament twice and the Old Testament once.

Duration: 1 year | M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan | PDF available

The Beginning Bible Reading Plan

Read the Bible from cover to cover, from Genesis to Revelation.

Duration: 1 year | Beginning Plan

Chronological Plan

Read the Bible in the order of it’s events and stories.

Duration: 1 year | Chronological Reading Plan | PDF Available

Historical Bible Reading Plan

This plan provides reading the books of the Bible according to the estimated date each one was written.

Duration: 1 year | Historical Reading Plan | PDF Available

Old and New Testament Daily

This plan provides a chapter from the Old and the New Testament every day.

Duration: 1 year | Old/New Testament Plan

Bible in 90 Days Reading Plan

This is a seriously intense plan. You’ll read the Bible in it’s entirety in 90 days.

Duration: 90 days | Bible in 90 Days

New Testament in 1 Year

Read the entire New Testament over the course of 12 months. Matthew-Revelation.

Duration: 1 year | NT in a Year Reading Plan

NT in 6 Months

This one begins on January 1st and covers the whole New Testament in 24 weeks.

Duration: 24 weeks | NT in 24 Weeks Reading Plan

Gospel in 40 Days

Read through each Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) once in 40 days.

Duration: 40 days | Gospel in 40 Days

40 Days With God for Personal Growth

40 daily Scripture readings that illustrate the character of God and the nature of faith.

Duration: 40 days | 40 Days With God

Bible Reading Plans for Download

These plans are available for download in PDF format and can be printed. Links are provided to each reading plan’s source.

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan

This plan is part of the Discipleship Journal by The Navigators. Here, you’ll cover the New Testament in 1 year by reading 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and there are instructions on 5 ways to dig deeper. This is a great New Testament reading plan that allows room for deeper reflection time with a relaxed 5 day schedule.

Duration: 1 year | Download

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

You’ll read through Psalms and the New Testament twice and the Old Testament once. Provided by Ben Edgington.

Duration: 1 year | Download

52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the entire Bible in a year by category that rotates between The Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels. Plan provided by Michael Coley.

Duration: 1 year | Download

Chronological Plan

Read the Bible in the order of it’s events and stories. Provided by Blue Letter Bible.

Duration: 1 year | Download

Historical Reading Plan

This plan provides reading the books of the Bible according to the estimated date each one was written. Provided by Blue Letter Bible.

Duration: 1 year | Download

All credit for these Bible reading plans go to their authors as noted, I take no credit in any of these resources.

My desire behind bringing these tools together in this post is that you will find a reading plan that fits your own personal needs, and that in committing to reading and growing in the word of God this year, you will have the tools and resources to do so.

And, if you need an accountability partner, you can hit me up for that as well. I’m here for you!

Which of these Bible reading plans will you choose, or will you use another one? Let me know in a comment below… and please share this resource!

7 thoughts on “Here are Your Free Bible Reading Plans

  1. Thank you for sharing these great resources! I think I’m going to take a look at the Chronological reading plan. I get so confused sometimes, about the timeline of the Bible, since it’s not written in chronological order. I’ve been doing my own version of Old/Testament/New Testament reading this past year. I’ve ended up reading through the New Testament 2x in the process. It will probably be 3x by the time I’m finished with the Old Testament. Right now, I’m working on two books that aren’t easy…Jeremiah and Revelation.

    1. Hey Dawn, those are difficult books to end on! Along the lines of Numbers lol ?
      I’m also considering the Chronological plan this year, I know my wife did that a few years ago and she really liked it, it would be a good one to do together. The other one I’m interested in is the Historical plan since I’m a geek about OT theology and Biblical archaeology.

      Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your input, happy new year!!

  2. Reading the Bible chronologically, in the order that events occurred, can help us understand its narrative more clearly and see it from a fresh perspective.

  3. I’m going to begin with 40 days with God for Personal Growth. I tend to be more nature-based and spiritual, however I feel a desire to connect more deeply with God. I’m hoping to gain more inner peace and faith by spending time with his word each morning. thank you for sharing all these resources!

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      That’s a solid place to start when taking your spiritual tendencies into consideration. I often find myself returning to what feeds my soul as well. Blessings to you as you dig deeper and move closer to God!

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