We started our children out on reading the Bible daily very early. Like many things, daily Bible reading is a habit. Whether or not you enjoy family Bible reading time (with or without narrations) eventually our children need to get into the Word themselves. We have a growing list of Bible study tools, including Bible reading plans on our Bible Study Tools page. Whatever you decide, it is good to mix things up a bit and keep Bible reading fresh. Here are 10 Bible reading plans updated for 2023:
Daily Bible Reading Guide 2023
From the American Bible Society, each month focuses on a specific theme.
Bible Study Journal
Each day you can print the journal page that includes the daily Bible reading, study questions, journal prompts, prayer requests, and an application challenge. The plan takes two years to complete.
Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan
In this plan from Navigators, you read from the New Testament and the Old Testament each day.
2023 Bible Reading Plan
This is a printable calendar that includes Bible selections for each day that you can check off. The readings are arranged thematically, but the entire Bible is covered.
In this plan, each week you will read from the epistles, law, history, psalms, poetry, prophesy, and gospels — one each day.
Chronological Bible Reading Plan
You will read through the entire Bible, but in chronological order.
Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan
Just as it says, one book of the Bible at a time. There are also days of reflection that can be used to catch up if necessary.
Daily Light on the Daily Path
Breaks things up with reading in both mornings and evenings.
Bible Reading Schedule 2023
I personally prefer daily Bible reading plans to keep me moving. But if you’d prefer not to have that type of pressure, this plan just lets you know what to read in a given week.
Bible Reading Chart
Or if you REALLY don’t want the pressure, just use this chart to check off the books of the Bible as you read them — the when is up to you.
One of the things I really enjoy is Bibles that are set up with a Bible plan to work through — often referred to as “daily Bibles.” Here are a few of my other favorites from this category:
The Devotional Bible
Last year my favorite resource was the The Devotional Bible with Max Lucado. I’m using the two-year plan, so am continuing on through this year. The slower pace has been a nice change of pace. Lucado includes thoughts and commentary from many well-known authors and theologians, as well as his own books. Really enjoying this one.
NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women
Last year’s read with an Old Testament, Psalms or Proverbs, and New Testament selection each day. Study notes are geared specifically to women.
Grace for the Moment Daily Bible
Set up with 365 daily reads from the Old Testament, Psalms, Proverbs, and the New Testament with notes from Max Lucado. Highly recommended!
One Minute Bible Day by Day
From Holman, this would work well for younger readers.
NIV Once-a-Day Bible
Arranged chronologically. Just be aware, it does take a long time to get to the New Testament!
NIV Lifehacks Bible
Truthfully, I wasn’t sure I was really going to appreciate this one simply based on the title. But the notes by Joe Carter were indeed very helpful. The reading plan walks you through the Bible in one year from front to back.
We frequently update our ever-growing list of Bible study tools. You’ll find many more options there.