Best Bible Reading Plans for 2019
Do you want to get started with reading the Bible in the new year? In 2019, you can choose from one of these carefully-selected Bible reading plans to regularly engage with the Bible as a most important part of your spiritual life.
Since the most popular Bible reading plans are already easy to find on a search engine (like the plans at Bible.com, BibleStudyTools.com, BacktotheBible.org, Bible Gateway, and esv.org), this article features other Bible reading plans to help you stay on track with your daily Bible engagement.
5 Bible Reading Plans for 2019
Daily Bible Reading 2019 - This download is easily the most popular feature at American Bible Society for many years, every year. Many like to download the PDF as a reading schedule to follow every day. Many others like to subscribe to the Daily Bible Reading email to read conveniently in their inbox every day. This reading schedule is also available in Spanish. Lectura diaria de la Biblia está también disponible en español. #partial
Let's Read the Bible Together is a 12-part series Bible reading plan compiled by Life.Church and it leads communities through reading the whole Bible together in 365 days. This Bible reading plan integrates with the free Bible app, so you can read the Bible conveniently from your mobile device. Or, you can read the plan daily at the Bible.com website. Share this URL and and bookmark it -> LetsReadTogether.tld.bible. #whole
Read Scripture app - install this Bible app on iOS or Android to join this year-long Bible reading plan supplemented with amazingly creative videos (produced by the Bible Project) that explain every book of the Bible, major theological themes of the Gospels, and tips on how to read the Bible. #whole
Bible in One Year - read the Bible daily with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of HTB Church in London and pioneer of Alpha course. Download the standalone app or use the reading plan in the free Bible app from YouVersion. #whole
Daily Audio Bible - Listen to the Bible read fresh everyday on their website or on the mobile app and journey along with a community that's been doing this for 10 years. #whole and #partial
The Best Way to Read the Bible
To be honest, there are many ways to read the Bible as indicated by the sheer number of Bible reading plans available out there. Most reading plans were created because just reading the Bible from beginning to end, from cover to cover, can feel tedious during the historical parts that may be harder to understand. And, there are Bible reading plans that take someone through the whole Bible in one year; there are other Bible reading plans that go through parts of the Bible in a week or a month or a certain number of days around a theme.
What is the best Bible reading plan for you? The best one is the one that you commit to using every day. Like that popular athletic shoe brand's advertising slogan says, "just do it."
How to Read the Bible in the New Year
What is the best way to read the Bible? Well, think about it. There are basically 3 ways to read the Bible every day:
1. using a printed Bible
2. using a mobile device with a Bible app
2. reading an email
Choose one of these ways–print, mobile, or email–and then do it once a day, every day. If one way doesn't work for you, for whatever reason that you're stalled or fall behind the plan's schedule, it's okay, just pick up where you left off and start again. And you can choose a different reading plan that is shorter than a year, because it's easier to reach a shorter milestone than a very long one. The point is not to be perfect; just keep going.
May God richly bless the reading of His Word in your life.