Free Bible in One Year Reading Plans – Printable

If you are serious about spending more time reading the entire Bible in one year you have come to the right place. Intentional, daily readings of God’s Word reveal the big picture of God’s story.

These free printable Bible reading plans take you through the whole Bible in a year. Print the one(s) you like and get started reading Scripture on a regular basis.  

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan

Whether you are making a new year’s resolution or simply committing to read the Bible on a daily basis, this plan takes the guesswork out of it.

Each day’s reading takes you straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Each day’s assigned reading methodically works through the entire book in one year. 

​I have used this plan on and off for years. Some years I switch things up and use one of the other plans. The whole point is to spend daily time in God’s Word.

Simply work through this bible reading schedule and God will grant you a better understanding of Him and His plan for your life. Download HERE.

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One Year in the Psalms

Perhaps reading through all the books of the Bible feels intimidating. I certainly understand! Reading through the Psalms provides many different topics that paint an incredible canvas of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness.

This Bible reading plan walks you through the book of Psalms in one year. Some days your reading is one powerful verse; others it’s a short psalm. The Psalms hold some of the most beautiful words that we can use to praise the Lord. 

The Psalms touch on every human emotion imaginable. Over half of the Psalms were written by David. Extraordinary! Also, about one-third of the Psalms are laments that contain sorrow, questioning God, and much more.

This slower reading pace allows breathing space for God’s Word to sink deep into your soul. You can start this Bible reading chart any time of the year and devour the psalms a little bit each day. Download HERE.

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Historical Overview One-Year Bible Reading Plan

This Bible reading plan offers a basic outline of the Old Testament readings and New Testament readings, then fills in readings with more detailed books. You will read the entire Bible!

The Old Testament follows a historical overview, then moves to the prophetic literature, followed by the wisdom literature, and Psalms (some twice). 

If you are drawn to history, then this plan is for you. It provides the Scriptures around certain events to better understand that particular time period or event. 

The New Testament readings with Christ’s birth and then moves into Acts (Luke’s sequel). Then you move into Ephesians, and pastoral epistles, followed by the rest. 

It may feel different to read through the Bible using this method. However, if you are already familiar with Scripture, this will shake things up! It’s just one of the different ways Scripture can be read. Download HERE.

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Read the Bible at Your Own Pace

This one-year plan will guide you through the Word of God at your own pace. This a great way to go if you have a super busy schedule and cannot commit to reading every day of the week. 

It’s also a great choice if you are in a season of life with extra time. You can read for as long and as much as you like any day of the month. 

Some days may go faster than others, but the whole point is to stay in God’s Word regularly. His wonderful truths instruct, guide, and teach us. The Bible provides the encouragement we need to shine His light in a dark world.

During this journey through His Word, ask God each day to speak directly to you from Scripture. You will be blessed whether you read a whole book of the Bible in one sitting, an entire chapter, or just a few verses. 

They key is to approach your time in the Word with expectation. His story is our story and He has many things to teach us. Download HERE.

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Read the Bible in 90 Days

Many people have never read the Bible cover to cover. This 90-days of reading will help you attentively read through the entire Bible.

Remember that this is not a competition with yourself just to check the “read” boxes. You will see God move in fresh ways if you commit to listening as you read. Pray each time you read to hear what God wants to you hear from His Word.

This is not a bible study method. This is reading Scripture almost like a novel. You are reading to catch the overarching story of God’s story. Absorb what you can and trust God for the rest.

Setting a daily reading goal is important because each day’s reading takes an average of 45-60 minutes. I highly recommend actually reading the Bible rather than listening to an audio version since distractions easily happen.

You’re on an important mission! So it’s crucial to grab additional reading time whenever possible. While waiting to meet friends. Waiting for the oven to pre-heat. Waiting in your child’s school car pick-up line. Perhaps arrive at church early and read in the pew before worship begins. Every ten minutes helps! Download HERE.

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90-Day Chronological Bible Reading Plan

This is similar to the historical Bible reading plan above. However, it differs from other daily Bible reading plans in two ways. 

First, the daily readings are in chronological order according to when each book and part of Scripture was originally penned. For instance, one day’s reading in the Old Testament includes chapters from Psalms, 2 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles to put them in the proper timeline.

Second, this plan provides a unique overview of Old Testament history by following the dates each book was written. You will be flipping back and forth in New Testament passages, as well. 

In some places, one chapter of the New Testament book of Acts is “interrupted” by various chapters from 1 Corinthians and 1 Thessalonians. For instance, your first New Testament reading day includes chapters from Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John!

This plan keeps the time periods in order, which provides a wonderful new perspective of real-life events as they were recorded. This is the best option for history lovers. Download HERE.

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Consider Journaling

One of the practices that I’ve incorporated over the years as I read through the Scriptures is to take notes. That may seem odd, but it has provided a significant spiritual blessing. 

Each morning as I read through the day’s assignment, I jot down something that I learned for the first time. Sometimes, the words speak directly to what I’m going through in my life at the time. 

I keep those notes with me throughout the day. During quiet moments throughout the day, I pull out my note and re-read it. That practice has provided extra time to meditate on the Lord’s words throughout my day. 

I’ve learned that the extra meditation time allows me to recall the details and lessons in Scripture more readily. It provides time to think through the context and overarching story of those passages. 

Most importantly, God has used journaling to grow my faith exponentially. It has inspired me to write and publish Bible studiesdaily devotions, and much more

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Bottom Line

No matter which plan you choose, each one (except the Psalms plan) will take you through the entire Bible. The plans make your Bible everyday blessings waiting to be discovered. 

These plans are for new believers and veteran Christians. Make one your own plan and get started. Simply print 2-sided, fold it over, and tuck your handy checklist in your Bible. It can serve as a bookmark for where you need to read next.

Through hard times, good times, and every time in between, include a Bible reading plan in your Bible study tools kit. You will learn just how much God and Jesus Christ love you.

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