2023 Five Day Bible Reading Program

A Chronological One-Year Reading of the Bible

This special Bible reading system allows you to read the entire Bible (or just the New Testament) in one year while only reading five times a week. Five readings a week gives room to catch up or take a day off to focus on other Bible reading or spiritual disciplines, and makes daily Bible reading practical and do-able. Many people have successfully reached their goal of regular Bible reading using the Schedule and you can too!

The Old Testament readings are placed as chronologically as possible (even the Psalms are read where they belong in Israel’s history when feasible, and this is why some prophets appear to be “out of order”). The only exception is Job, probably the oldest book in the Bible, but placed at the Schedule’s end because it is hard to fit elsewhere. The New Testament readings space the Gospels out throughout the year to keep the reader constantly coming back to the life and teachings of Jesus.

Always do the reading in the order it appears on the Schedule. For example, if a reading from Chronicles appears before Kings, read from Chronicles first. Check off each day's reading, and then check off each week in the Weekly Progress Register. You will be amazed at how soon you are deep into the year and still reading your Bible regularly! God’s blessings rest with those who will read, understand, and live by His Word. May this guide help you to that noble end. “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105). 

You can check out the weekly recap videos here:


They will summarize the reading if you missed some of it, and go over some questions to think and talk about in the weekly meeting. Feel free to join and chat even if you haven't read for that week.

We will meet weekly in person at the Stroop's house every Tuesday to fellowship and talk about the reading. The discussion for the study will start at 8pm but there will be snacks and chats starting at 7:30pm so be sure to show up early. For those of you that cannot make it in person and would still like to join, we will have the option to call in via Google Meet as well.