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Best Bible Reading Plans for 2022

Do you want to grow in your love for God? Do you want to become more like Jesus? Do you want to learn wisdom? Do you want to lean how to love? Jesus gives us the key.

Just before Jesus died he prayed. This was precious time; time was a commodity  He was running short on. Yet, Jesus prayed. He prayed for his disciples. What did He pray for them?

15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
The New King James Version Jn 17:15–19.

Jesus prayed that his disciples would be sanctified by the truth. Where would they find this truth? The Scriptures.

Our Lord's desire is not for us to be taken out of this world. No. Our Lord's desire is that while we remain in this world God would make us more like Jesus. Jesus's prayer for your life is that you would be cleanesed. That you would be conformed to His image. The triune God's desire is that you would have the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

So the question remains. Will you read the word? Will you study God's word?

List of 2022 Bible Reading Plans

Morning & Evening Bible Reading Plan

I LOVE this Bible Reading plan. In fact this is the plan I used my first time going through the Bible. You read a larger chunk of the Old Testament in the Mornings and a smaller portion in the Evenings. Breaking up the readings makes the plan accomplishable. You start your day in God’s redemptive plans in the past and end your day with Jesus. I highly recommend this plan.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

5 Day Bible Reading Plan

“The Five Day Bible Reading Schedule's secret is that you only have to read five times a week, not every day. This allows time for catching up, taking a day off, read other parts of the Bible to prepare for Bible class, etc.  Read the entire Bible or just the New Testament - it's your choice and it is easier than ever to accomplish!”

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

Professor Grant Horner’s Reading Plan

This plan is unlike any other. If you really want to read broadly and get contextualization then this is your plan! It it not for the faint hearted but those who want to be deeply watered. Each day consists of 10 chapters in various genres of the Bible. Every year you’ll read through all of the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters 4-5 times each, the OT wisdom literature six times, all the Psalms at least twice, all the Proverbs as well as Acts a dozen times, and all the way through the OT History and Prophetic books about 1 1⁄2 times!

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

52 week Bible Reading plan

This plan will take you through a different genre of the Bible each day. Sunday - Epistle, Monday - Law, Tuesday - History, Wednesday - Psalms, Thursday - Poetry, Friday - Prophecy, Saturday - Gospels. This plan is really helpful if you have gotten bogged down before by having to read through books like Numbers or Isaiah in large chunks before. The plans strength is that it will give you something fresh to read each day of the week. However, that is also one of the weaknesses. By reading something a week ago you might not make connections with previous chapters in context as easily.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

5x5x5 New Testament Bible Reading Plan

This plan comes from the Navigators with this helpful instruction:

5 minutes a day | If you’re not currently reading the Bible, start with 5 minutes a day. This reading plan will take you through all 260 chapters of the New Testament, one chapter per day. The gospels are read throughout the year to keep the story of Jesus fresh all year.

5 days a week | Determine a time and location to spend 5 minutes a day for 5 days a week. It is best to have a consistent time and a quiet place where you can regularly meet with the Lord.

5 ways to dig deeper | We must pause in our reading to dig into the Bible. Below are 5 different ways to dig deeper each day. These exercises will encourage meditation. We recommend trying a single idea for a week to find what works best for you. Remember to keep a pen and paper ready to capture God’s insights.

Underline or highlight key words or phrases in the Bible passage. Use a pen or highlighter to mark new discoveries from the text. Periodically review your markings to see what God is teaching you.Put it into your own words. Read the passage or verse slowly, then rewrite each phrase or sentence using your own words.Ask and answer some questions. Questions unlock new discoveries and meanings. Ask questions about the passage using these words: who, what, why, when, where, or how. Jot down some thoughts on how you would answer these questions.Capture the big idea. God’s Word communicates big ideas. Periodically ask, What’s the big idea in this sentence, paragraph, or chapter?Personalize the meaning. When God speaks to us through the Scriptures, we must respond. A helpful habit is personalizing the Bible through application. Ask: How could my life be different today as I respond to what I’m reading?

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: New Testament | Download the PDF

Weekday Bible Reading Plan

This is a wonderful plan that gives you flexibility on the weekends. Monday through Friday you’ll read portions of the Scriptures. Yet, the plan gives you flexibility to take the weekends off or use them to catch up.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

Bible Reading Chart

Don’t want to be tied down to a certain number of chapters per day? This is a helpful chart to check off the list as you go.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

Chronological Bible Reading Plan

Maybe you’ve read through the Bible before and have wondered when the Psalms would have been written. Or wished that you knew how Hezekiah & Isaiah went together. How did the minor prophets fit into the story of the Bible. This is a really helpful Bible reading plan for those who are curious. Just a warning this plan has many who have LOVED it and many who have not.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

Discipleship Bible Reading Plan

A little disclaimer - I love this plan. The Navigators have done a wonderful job of creating a plan that balances keeping context without getting too bogged down in one genre. That does mean you’ll be reading through large chunks of the Prophets and the Psalmist. It takes disciple to get through this one but many have found it very helpful.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

3 Year Bible Reading Plan

Take your time - soak it up. Not one to rush through your reading. Do you hit the Psalms and want to just slow down? This a very helpful plan to get you through the Bible in 3 years by reading 1 chapter each day. Here’s what the creators say about it:

This plan will take you completely through the Bible, reading every word. Rather than taking only a year for this project, which requires 3 chapters to read every day. That can be too much, unrealistic, and discouraging for some. In this plan you get to read one chapter a day. (Short chapters have been combined, so sometimes you’ll read two.)

Duration: 3 Years — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

2 Years through the Bible

Think you can go quicker than 3 years? Great! Here’s a great plan for 2 years. It also has days built in to catch up which can be very helpful.

Duration: 2 Years — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

M'Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

McCheyne’s plan is a classic for a reason. If you would like to include your entire family in your Bible reading this is a very helpful resource. You can read part by yourself in your devotions and then in the morning and evening read other portions with your family. It is amazing how often this plan has readings that correspond to one another.

Duration: 1 Years — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

Straight Through the Bible Plan

This is a really easy philosophy. Take up the book and read. Start at Genesis and end at Revelation. Cover to cover in 1 year.

Duration: 1 Years — Amount: Whole Bible | Download the PDF

1 Year Through the Old Testament

If you would like to challenge yourself to read the Old Testament in 1 year you’ll find this helpful. This plan, like most Old Testament in a year plans, can be heavy on some days a light on others. Just budget you time since somedays you will have more reading than on other days.

Duration: 1 Years — Amount: Old Testament | Download the PDF

1 Year Though the New Testament

If you’re new to the faith or you just want to slow down and chew over the words of the New Testament this will be helpful. You’ll read 1 chapter a day for 5 days of  the week starting at Matthew and ending with Revelation.

Duration: 1 Years — Amount: New Testament | Download the PDF

Deep Dive Bible Plans

These Readings through smaller parts of the Bible are great for those with limited time but want to read deeply

Old Testament Bible Reading Plans

The Law (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

This plan will take you through the foundation of Biblical understanding. The Law, Books of Moses, or Pentateuch are essential to understanding the rest of the Bible.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 5 Books | Download the PDF

Historical Books (Joshua to Esther)

Spend the year reading about God’s covenant faithfulness, the highs and the lows of Israelite devotion, and see the redemptive sweep of Biblical history.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 12 Books of Biblical History | Download the PDF

Poetry & Wisdom (Job to Song of Solomon)

The Poetry of the Scriptures shed light on the profound depth of human emotion in light of God and His promises. The Wisdom literature give practical principles for godly living the come from a heart that loves the Lord.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 5 Books of Poetry & Wisdom | Download the PDF

All The Prophets (Isaiah to Malachi)

Delve deep into the prophetic writings of the Scriptures. Hear God’s words to His people and to the nations as He spoke through His prophets.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 17 Books of Prophecy | Download the PDF

Major Prophets (Isaiah to Daniel)

Major & Minor prophets is not means to be a qualitative distinction but quantitative. It is not that the major prophets are better or more important but that their writings are generally longer. That said, enjoy a year exploring the depths of the prophets. See how the Christ is prophesied so clearly in Isaiah. Soak in the gospel through the prophet Jeremiah. And stand in wonder of the visions in Ezekiel.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 5 Book of Prophecy | Download the PDF

Minor Prophets (Hosea to Malachi)

This is a wonderful Bible reading plan full of variety and Messianic hope. Hear of God’s covenant love in Hosea. See God send the gospel to the gentiles in Jonah. And hear the voice proclaiming His covenant faithfulness in Malachi.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 12 Books of Prophecy| Download the PDF

New Testament Bible Reading Plans

Read the Gospels (Matthew to John)

Spend time this year looking at who Jesus is, what He has done, and what hope there is for the world today.

We did the plan live throughout 2020! Check it out by clicking the link DEVOTIONS above.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 4 Books | Download the PDF

Gospels & Revelation (Matthew to John + Revelation)

Learn about the Alpha and the Omega. During this year you’ll see the promises of the Old Testament come to fullfilment in Jesus. You will also be blessed to see the Son of Man sitting on His throne being worshiped by the heavenly hosts.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 5 Books | Download the PDF

Jesus & Paul (Matthew - Hebrews)

This Bible reading plan will take you through all the gospels. You will learn of the Christ and His eternal kingdom. Then you will see how that gospel spread to the furthest reaches of the known world. Your heart will also be challenged and blessed as you study God’s instruction to the Churches in Christ.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 19 Books | Download the PDF

Paul’s Letters (Romans to Hebrews)

Paul’s letters are foundational to the Christian church. Working through these books will give you the foundation of Jesus in your faith and point you to Jesus as the cornerstone of the church. Paul’s letters to the church and pastors are absolutely necessary to understanding God’s will for your life.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 13 Books | Download the PDF

Hebrews to Revelation

Your soul is going to be enriched as you read about Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith. In Hebrews see how the whole Old Testament points toward and is fulfilled in Jesus. You’ll receive instruction from the book of James for your life. John will point you to Jesus time and again. Revelation will show you Christ in His splendor.

Duration: 1 Year — Amount: 9 Books | Download PDF

Note #1

This list is currated by Sharon RP Church. Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church is located in SE Iowa within driving distance from Burlington, Columbus Junction, Mediapolis, Middletown, Morning Sun, Mt. Pleasant, and Winfield.

Note #2

We did not create many of these plans. Most of the Bible Reading Plans have their creators’ information in the plan. Creators own all intellectual copyrights to their works.  In compiling this list of Bible Reading Plans Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church is not giving approval to any ministry, church, or organization but merely listing resources which they have provided online for use.

Bryan Schneider

Bryan Schneider

Husband to Olivia. Father of Nathan, Deborah, Daniel, & Ellie. Blessed to serve Sharon RP Church (sharonrpc.org). Loving Rural life.

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