We just finished putting together a Bible reading plan for anybody interested! While we would usually recommend reading each book of the Bible in one sitting to best understand its context, we designed this plan particularly to help people discover how all 66 books of the Bible connect to make one overarching story. Here are the perks:
1) Holistic – Each day you read from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a piece from the Wisdom literature, a chapter from the Gospels and from a letter/book in the New Testament.
2) Historical Context – Wherever possible, we arranged it so that you read the prophets alongside the events going on in the historical books so you can better understand the context into which the prophets are writing. We also arranged it so that you read the corresponding Psalm alongside the historical event that David was going through when he wrote it.
3) Themes – Wherever possible, we . also arranged the Psalms and other books to match particular themes from other readings in that day. For example, Hebrews is read alongside Leviticus, Daniel alongside Revelation, etc. Additionally, we tried to arrange Psalms and other books to be read alongside their corresponding cross-references in the New Testament so you can better understand the context when the NT writers are quoting them.
This isn’t meant to be a “check off your list” Bible reading plan, but rather it’s meant for people who really want to understand the Bible, the major themes going on, and how all the little stories tie together into the one beautiful story God is telling. The plan lasts for a year and requires about 30 minutes of reading each day. In doing so you’ll read through the entire Old Testament, the Psalms twice, the Gospels 4 times and the rest of the New Testament twice.
We hope it’s helpful for whoever might want to use it. If you do, We’d love to get your feedback as we’d like to keep revising it.
To download the Bible Study Click HERE