Bible Reading Plans for 2012
I encourage you to make a “New Year’s Resolution” to methodically read your Bible in 2012. Here are some reading plans to help aid you in that effort:
Read the New Testament in a year (only 3 to 4 minutes a day, Monday – Friday only)
Read the Old Testament in a year (about 10 to 12 minutes a day)
Read the Entire Bible in a year (about 12 to 15 minutes a day)
Monthly reading plans (only 3 to 4 minutes a day)
The least effective way to read the Bible is to start on page 1 and read straight through to the end. The different sections, or “books,” of the Bible are grouped by category and not so much in chronological order, so a sequential reading does not make much sense.
If this is your first time reading the Bible, we recommend starting with the New Testament. If that seems a bit overwhelming, check out the monthly reading plans. (Save the Old Testament and entire Bible plans for later.)
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.