Bible Reading Plans for 2016

by Adam Powers, M.Div.

January 12, 2016

As a new year begins many of you will begin Bible reading plans.  This is good, and this is challenging.

This is good because God’s Word is the very revelation of God to us, and in it God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).  Thus, we should endeavor to study it as much and often as we can, a Bible reading plan will help you do this in a structured manner.  And if you’re like me, structure helps a great deal.

This is also challenging because I’d guess that about 90% of Bible reading plans begun aren’t finished.  Why?  Life, lack of concern, laziness, sin, business, work, family, etc.  There are all sorts of reasons why people commit to reading the Bible and never finish.  It is a sad tale, but a true one.  Because of this pattern Genesis and Exodus are probably the most read books of the Bible.  But I encourage you to hang in there.  In about 10 minutes a day you read through the entire Bible in a year, or in 12 minutes a day you can listen to the entire Bible in a year.  We all, no matter who we are or what we’re in to, can find that time can’t we?  God is worth it.

Below is a helpful list from Nathan Bingham over at Ligonier to help you begin and finish a Bible reading plan.  Enjoy!

From Nathan Bingham:

Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2016 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below:

52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan

Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


A Bible Reading Chart

Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed, chart to track your reading over 2016.

Duration: Flexible | Download: PDF


Chronological Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


Every Word in the Bible

Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.

Duration: Three years | Download: PDF


Historical Bible Reading Plan

The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


An In Depth Study of Matthew

A year long study in the Gospel of Matthew from Tabletalk magazine and R.C. Sproul.

Duration: One year | App: Accessible on YouVersion. Download the app.


Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System

Reading ten chapters a day, in the course of a year you’ll read the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters four to five times, the Old Testament wisdom literature six times, the Psalms at least twice, Proverbs and Acts a dozen times, and the OT History and Prophetic books about one and a half times.

Duration: Ongoing | Download: PDF


Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.

Duration: One or two years | Download: Website


Straight Through the Bible Reading Plan

Read straight through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


Tabletalk Bible Reading Plan

Two readings each day; one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

App: Accessible in the Ligonier App (iPhone / iPadAndroidKindle Fire &Windows Phone) and YouVersion.


The Legacy Reading Plan

This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month, and set number of Proverbs and Psalms to read each week. It aims to give you more flexibility, while grounding you in specific books of the Bible each month.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


Two-Year Bible Reading Plan

Read the Old and New Testaments once, and Psalms & Proverbs four times.

Duration: Two years | Download: PDF

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Adam is a gradute of Reformed Theological Seminary and an adjunct professor at Trinity College of Florida.  He is also the senior pastor of SonRise Community Church in New Port Richey, Florida.  He blogs at adamwpowers.com

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