The Bible is a big book. But reading the Bible for just ten minutes a day will radically change your life. Where you should you begin reading? There are plenty of Bible reading plans that make it easy. Below are a few that we think are helpful.

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan (Beginner)
This plan allows you to read the entire New Testament in a year by reading for five minutes a day five times a week. With each reading there are five suggestions for how you can dig deeper into the passage and apply it to your life.

Navigators Bible Reading Plan (Intermediate)
This plan takes you through the entire Bible in a year by reading four small sections each day. Each month has only 25 days of reading so that you don’t get behind if you miss a day. This is the plan that we will include each week in our Sunday bulletin.

Robert Murray McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan (Challenging)
McCheyne was a godly Scottish pastor in the 19th century who created a challenging Bible reading plan for his own use. This plan takes the reader through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once each year.

So … choose a plan, determine a time, pray for God’s help, and read! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t understand something right away. Keep a pen and paper nearby to write down questions you have as you read. Ask a small group leader or a pastor to help answer your questions, or better yet, find someone to regularly discuss your Bible reading with as a way to have some accountability.

Want to hear God speak to you this year? Read the Scriptures!