Why read the Bible in a year?
Some say the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result.” That’s not an exact definition but it can be these experience of those who try and fail to read the Bible cover to cover every new year.
To be clear, it’s a good thing to read all 66 books of the Bible in a year. Reading the Bible just 10 minutes a day will change your life. Not to mention, it’s proven that Bible reading is a keystone habit—people who read the Bible improve their chances of having a regular habit of prayer amongst other spiritual disciplines.
One reason many people try and fail to read the whole Bible in a year is that they don’t have people to help keep them on track. Studies show that most New Year’s Resolutions stall by February. However, people who do their resolution with someone else have far better rate of success.
So here’s the idea: Why not read the Bible in a year as a church? We better our odds of finishing the task and we might just find ourselves picking up a few other spiritual habits along the way.
Reading the Bible in a year may not change everything, but it’s bound to change something for the better. Why not make this the year you give it a try?
Make the Commitment
Everyone is welcome to our resources, but we’d like to see you make a commitment. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, you better your chances of success by doing it with other people. The same is likely true of reading the Bible in a a year.
Take a second to complete this form. In return, we’ll send you occassional updates and reminders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to change your life for the better in 2021. Make a commitment with us to read the Bible from cover to cover in one year.
Watch the Overiew
This plan is provided by the Bible Project and takes you through the entire Bible in one year. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies, census information, etc.
Psalms of Prayer
One Psalm is listed each day for you to slowly pray through, making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed through the book of Psalms 2.5 times. Videos Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a a short animated video on BibleProject website about that book’s design and message and what to look for as you read.
You can also sign up above to have those videos emailed to your inbox. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear throughout Scipture
Paper Reading Plan
A daily reading guide for Bible in a Year.
Mobile Reading Plan
A daily reading guide through YouVersion (audio is available).