A Suggested Bible Reading Plan


Recent a brother-in-Christ was talking to me about his desire for a Bible reading plan and I talked to him about one I recently adopted after reading a book dealing with the topic of prayer which I have already recommended on this blog. (The book’s title is “If God already knows – why pray?” and the author’s name is Douglas F. Kelly. It can be purchased here, here and here)In Appendix A of the book is proposed a Bible reading plan which is very balanced:

“The following simple plan was passed on to me by an outstanding and consecrated Lumbee Indian preacher, Venus Brooks, of Pembroke, North Carolina. It has been helpful to many since Puritan times and was designed to cover the Scriptures in exactly 365 days.”

“Its special value is that it gives you a varied diet by exposing you to different parts of Scripture each day while providing continuity by causing you to return to the same section on the same day of the week all through the year. There is a further advantage in that it also helps you see the wonderful unity and remarkable interconnections of various sections of Scripture. For instance, a quotation that you read on Sunday in Psalms, may be picked up on Saturday in Hebrews.”

Sunday : read 5 chapters in Psalms (and then go on to the following books : Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon).”

Monday : read 3 chapters in Genesis (and the following books : Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy).”

Tuesday : read 3 chapters in Joshua (and the following books : Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings).”

Wednesday : read 3 chapters in Job (after finishing Job, then go to the following books : 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther).”

Thursday : read 3 chapters in Isaiah (and the following books : Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi).”

Friday : read 3 chapters in Matthew (and the following books : Mark, Luke, John, Acts).”

Saturday : read 3 chapters in Romans (and the following books : 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation).”

“Toward the end of the year, you will find that you complete some of the sections before others, because they are not all exactly the same length. Then just transfer your marker to one of the longer sections, and read from that section on two or more days a week until you are through.”


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