Last Updated on February 15, 2024 by Stacy Averette

If you’re looking for a simple Bible reading plan to follow this year, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’ve tried to read through the Bible before (and failed) I understand because I’d been a Christian for decades, attended church all my life, earned a degree in religion from a Baptist college, and earned 2 seminary degrees before I read through the entire Bible. I’m sharing the simple printable plan I follow plus a few tips that have helped me along the way.

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The Life-Changing Power of God’s Word

Nothing has changed my life more than consistently reading God’s Word. I keep reading not only to know what the Bible teaches about living this life well but to know God better. When I meet him face to face I want it to be the happiest, most glorious reunion I’ve ever experienced.

What started as a yearly goal over two decades ago has become an obsession and my favorite daily habit. I’d love the opportunity to encourage you on your Bible reading journey and share some helpful tips to get you to your goal with this simple Bible reading plan.

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If Reading Through the Bible is on your To-Do List may I offer some suggestions?

5 Tips to Help You Read Through the Bible

  1. Have a plan. Most successful projects start with a good plan. Click here for a printable copy of the simple Bible reading plan I use. This simple Bible reading plan is undated so you can start anytime and take as long as you need!
  2. Set a time. Our days are full of important tasks and reading the Bible can get crowded out by the demands of life. Decide what time of day is consistently best for you and keep that appointment with God.
  3. Choose a place. God’s Word is full of adventure, comedy, drama, and truth and I don’t want to miss any of it. Find your happy reading/listening place and go there.
  4. Just do it.
    • There are days that I don’t feel like reading the Bible. Yep. That’s the truth. I am prone to laziness at times. I want to lay in bed or drink coffee and listen to music or watch TV and eat.
    • There are days that I think I don’t have time to read the Bible.
    • Moreover, there are days when I don’t want to read the Bible, because the day’s reading is full of “begats” or something that seems irrelevant to my life. Read those passages anyway. Daily Bible reading is a habit worth developing and for every word you can’t pronounce or verse you can’t understand, there are a hundred that will make you say, “Wow” and change your day or even your life.
    5. Don’t quit. If you miss a day for whatever reason, let it go! Pick up with the current day’s reading only. Don’t try to catch up. Every day is a new day to read God’s Word and be transformed by it. If you skip a week or even a month, start there and finish strong. God’s Word is alive, active, and powerful. He gave it to us as a love letter to cherish, not a ball and chain to drag around.

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5

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