Posted by Mark Perry

Reading the Bible is kind of like exercise. We know it’s good for us, and we should enjoy just getting out and being active, but the reality is that without some sort of disciplined schedule, it probably won’t get done. While we can enjoy picking up our Bibles and reading here and there, without a systematic program of reading, it probably just won’t happen.

WBC’s elders encourage each person to read the Bible systematically every year. For younger children, reading smaller sections might be more appropriate. For teens or first timers, reading through the New Testament in a year is a great start: just 5-10 minutes a day will make that happen. Perhaps a different schedule might cast a new light on familiar passages. Or maybe you would like to challenge yourself by reading through the Bible in six months or even 90 days. Below are several plans and options that can help you make that a reality in 2013.

The ESV has put together a great selection of reading schedules that can be printed out and put in your Bible, or sent to your computer or devices in a number of different forms (RSS, iCal, email, etc.).

Here is a bevy of different plans.

Here’s an aggressive but rewarding schedule for reading through the entire Bible in 90 days (or just the New Testament in 90 days).

Listen to the Bible read aloud or read different versions side by side here.

You can’t say there aren’t a lot of options out there! Read the Bible this coming year. “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word” (Ps 119:9).