Monday, March 31, 2014

Block Time Bible Reading in Action

Late last year, I blogged about setting up a new Bible reading plan based upon reading time (see here, here, and here).  Of course, my final schedule is different than what I had originally proposed, but it works well for me.  In order to keep my thoughts focused, I also listen to the Bible on my Kindle as I read.  I use a Kindle version of the King James Bible without verse numbers so that it reads smoothly, and I listen on fast speed, so keep that into consideration when you see my finalized version below.

I decided to get up early and read a full hour at once, half an hour in the Old Testament (OT) and half an hour in the New Testament (NT).  Once I have read through the NT twice, I switch to reading the OT for a full hour until I complete it.  In 55 days, I read through the OT once and the NT twice.  This 2-month cycle gives me a little cushion if I need miss a day here or there for illness or other unforeseen circumstances.  Otherwise, using this plan I can read my Bible completely through in less than 2 months, take a small break, and start back up when the next month begins.

Day
OT
NT
1
Gen. 1-15
Matt. 1-12
2
Gen. 16-26
Matt. 13-22
3
Gen. 27-36
Matt. 23 - Mark 3
4
Gen. 37-46
Mark 4-12
5
Gen. 47 - Exod. 8
Mark 13 - Luke 4
6
Exod. 9-19
Luke 5-11
7
Exod. 20-30
Luke 12-21
8
Exod. 31 - Lev. 1
Luke 22 - John 5
9
Lev. 2-12
John 6-13
10
Lev. 13-21
John 14 - Acts 3
11
Lev. 22 - Num. 2
Acts 4-12
12
Num. 3-10
Acts 13-21
13
Num. 11-20
Acts 22 - Rom. 5
14
Num. 21-30
Rom. 6 - 1 Cor. 4
15
Num. 31 - Deut. 3
1 Cor. 5 - 2 Cor. 2
16
Deut. 4-13
2 Cor. 3 - Gal. 6
17
Deut. 14-26
Eph. 1 -  1 Thess. 3
18
Deut. 27 - Josh. 2
1 Thess. 4 - Heb. 2
19
Josh. 3-12
Heb. 3 - Jam. 5
20
Josh. 13-23
1 Peter 1 - Rev. 1
21
Josh. 24 - Judg. 8
Rev. 2-22



22
Judg. 9-18
Matt. 1-12
23
Judg. 19 - 1 Sam. 4
Matt. 13-22
24
1 Sam. 5-15
Matt. 23 - Mark 3
25
1 Sam. 16-25
Mark 4-12
26
1 Sam. 26 - 2 Sam. 6
Mark 13 - Luke 4
27
2 Sam. 7-17
Luke 5-11
28
2 Sam. 18 - 1 Kings 1
Luke 12-21
29
1 Kings 2-8
Luke 22 - John 5
30
1 Kings 9-17
John 6-13
31
1 Kings 18 - 2 Kings 3
John 14 - Acts 3
32
2 Kings 4-12
Acts 4-12
33
2 Kings 13-22
Acts 13-21
34
2 Kings 23 - 1 Chron. 6
Acts 22 - Rom. 5
35
1 Chron. 7-18
Rom. 6 - 1 Cor. 4
36
1 Chron. 19 - 2 Chron. 1
1 Cor. 5 - 2 Cor. 2
37
2 Chron. 2-14
2 Cor. 3 - Gal. 6
38
2 Chron. 15-27
Eph. 1 -  1 Thess. 3
39
2 Chron. 28 - Ezra 1
1 Thess. 4 - Heb. 2
40
Ezra 2 - Neh. 2
Heb. 3 - Jam. 5
41
Neh. 3-12
1 Peter 1 - Rev. 1
42
Neh. 13 - Job 5
Rev. 2-22


 (Switch to OT)
43
Job 6-27
Job 28 - Psalm 7
44
Psalm 8-36
Psalm 37-65
45
Psalm 66-88
Psalm 89-114
46
Psalm 115-146
Psalm 147 - Prov. 16
47
Prov. 17 - Eccl. 2
Eccl. 3 - Isa. 3
48
Isa. 4-21
Isa. 22-36
49
Isa. 37-49
Isa. 50-66
50
Jer. 1-11
Jer. 12-24
51
Jer. 25-34
Jer. 35-46
52
Jer. 47 - Lam. 2
Lam. 3 - Ezek. 12
53
Ezek. 13-22
Ezek. 23-43
54
Ezek. 44 - Hos. 3
Hos. 4 - Hab. 2
55
Hab. 3 - Mal. 4





NB:  This reading plan actually takes 57 days because each column in days 53 through 55 represent hour long readings, not half-hour as indicated.