Bible Reading Plans

Here’s a list of websites, PDFs, and apps that include lots of one year Bible reading plans.

If you’re finding it hard to keep to your daily Bible reading, perhaps starting a plan will help. Although I personally prefer the straight-through approach (Genesis to Revelation), a lot of people prefer some variation. I would encourage you to try a one-year plan, but if it’s just proving to be too much, you can shift to two years, or something that better fits your schedule. The main thing is just to keep up the daily reading: it keeps God’s word in your ears every day.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Joshua 1:8

M’Cheyne’s Plan

One of the most famous one year Bible reading plans comes from the famous Scottish pastor Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-43). He designed it for his congregation, saying “Those believers will stand firmest who have no dependence upon self or upon creatures, but upon Jehovah our Righteousness. We must be driven more to our Bibles, and to the mercy-seat, if we are to stand in the evil day.”

He divides it into family and private readings, although you can do both of them together. The plan is an interesting design that incorporates the OT once and the NT and Psalms twice (I believe).

Download a page-per-month PDF

Download a 2 page PDF

Online plus automatic emails.

This is a complete site dedicated to different types of Bible Plans. They include online listings as well as automatic emails as reminders. Although they have more than one Bible-in-a-year plan, they also have a variety of other plans. Here are their full-year plans (their M’Cheyne was linked above):

Bible in a Year (Straight through)

Read the Bible Chronologically (or dual OT/NT selections)

YouVersion Bible App

There are an endless number of plans for every possible interest on the YouVersion app and their website, However, you can search for Bible in a year plans. Although I would encourage you to read a physical Bible, if you need to track yourself this way or just sometimes need a portable option, this is great.

Bible in a Year on

On the App, click on Plans at the bottom, then search for “Bible in a Year”

Ligonier PDFs

Ligonier Ministries has collected a fantastic list of Bible Reading Plans on PDF that include numerous Bible in Year options.

List of PDF Plans

Bible Reading Plan Generator

Although this is linked on the Ligonier site, it was at the bottom, so I thought it might be useful to call it out. You can plug in all sorts of parameters and even make your own calendar that you can print or pull into iCal or CSV.

Visit the Bible Reading Plan Generator