We could all benefit from more time in the Bible in 2023.
But, if you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to bite off more than you can chew. Then February rolls around and you’re already off schedule with your reading plan.
So to help you stay on track and plan your Bible reading for the year, here’s a list of great Bible reading plans broken down by how much time they require of you per day.
Just click the title for each to download the PDF. Most of these are also available in YouVersion if you prefer that.
5 MINUTES PER DAY PLANS
5x5x5 New Testament Only
Five minutes a day, five days a week, and it just goes through the New Testament.
3-Years 1 Chapter a Day
This is an easy-to-follow, 5-minute-per-day plan that will get you through the whole Bible at a slower pace, but it’s easier to keep up with.
Here’s a video that goes a bit deeper on the features of these 5-minute-per-day plans.
10 MINUTES PER DAY PLANS
Through the Bible in Two Years
Read through the Old and New Testaments once and Psalms and Proverbs four times over two years.
ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan
1-2 chapters a day. Nice printable layout to create a bookmark.
52-Week Plan with Theme Days
Read the Bible in a year but each day of the week is dedicated to a different genre. Epistles, Law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, or Gospels.
15+ MINUTES PER DAY PLANS
Robert Murray M’Cheyne Reading Plan
This is one of the most popular Bible-in-a-year plans. This version has no dates, just checkboxes for 365 days.
Read Five Days a Week
This plan will get you through the Bible in a year while taking weekends off.
This was the plan I did in 2022. I found it to be a lot more sustainable than 7-day-a-week plans.
The 2023 version will drop on December 26th, or you can get it earlier by supporting Five Day Bible Reading.
Chronological Bible in a Year
This plan takes you through the Bible in order of the historical order of events.
Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan
This is a 1-year plan that has you do about 3–4 chapters a day, but it does a little less jumping around than other plans. It also only has 25 readings per month so you can miss a few here and there.
Bible Reading Plan Generator
Don’t like any of the available options?
This is an awesome website that allows you to generate your own printable Bible reading plan according to whatever parameters you want to set.
Tips & Encouragement
Here are a few tips to help you stick with it for the whole year:
- Pick a plan you can stick with on your bad days
- Build grace into your plan (either with cheat days, or a plan for when you’ll make up missed days)
- Print your plan to avoid distractions from reading on a device
- Don’t give up if you get behind
Whatever you do, even if it’s just reading a chapter a day, I’d encourage you to make some kind of a plan to read your Bible daily in 2023.
You won’t regret it!
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