Bible Reading Plans for 2012
Between now and January 1st, 2012 I plan to provide several different Bible Reading Plans for you to choose from for the upcoming year. There are TONS of different plans available. Some I will list I have used/tried. Some I haven’t. Also, you need to know that most all of the links I will provide here will come from Justin Taylor’s blog who has provided a HUGE listing of available plans at his site here.
The first plan I want to highlight is called “The Bible Reading Plan for Shirkers and Slackers.” The name says it all! The beauty of this is that it has no date attached to a reading. It provides readings for every day of the week, BUT if you miss a day’s reading (which, if you are like me, ALWAYS happens), you can make it up next time (or whenever it is convenient).
Andy Perry accurately summarized the plan like this:
“Advantages to this plan include:
1. Removing the pressure to ‘keep up’ with getting through the entire Bible in a year.
2. Providing variety throughout the week by alternating genres.
3. Providing continuity by reading the same genre each day of the week.
“In a nutshell, here’s how it works:
Mondays: Penteteuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy)
Tuesdays: Old Testament history
Wednesdays: Old Testament history
Thursdays: Old Testament prophets
Fridays: New Testament history
Saturdays: New Testament epistles (letters)
“The advantage of this plan is that it provides guidance as we read each day but does not put us on an internal guilt trip if we miss a day – we just pick up with the next reading on the day it happens to be. Also, this plan allows us to see the many interconnections between sections of Scripture.
“Many Bible reading plans are good, but I find this one unusually helpful, for it combines two biblical values which seem to diverge in most plans: discipline and grace.”
To get the electronic version of this plan and/or the link to print out a hard copy, click here.