One of my goals this year is to read the entire Bible, which has always felt a little bit daunting for me. There are certain books; you know the ones - that I always get stuck on. I can’t understand their purpose, or I just struggle staying interested. I’ve read large portions before, but this year I want to read the whole thing and I want to understand each book, I want to learn and grow.
There are all kinds of plans and guides out there for how to read the Bible, you can read it chronologically, cover to cover, or specific verses at a time that tie into a central theme. I have decided to use an approach outlined by Andy Naselli in his article on Better Bible Reading.
He lists each book and gives an approximate time that it takes to read through them (the shortest book for example is 2 John and 3 John at 2 minutes each, the longest are the Psalms at 5 hours). The idea is to read each book in one sitting so as to fully grasp the theological message and key points of every book. This is exactly what I was looking for and it's pretty manageable for a majority of the books but - full disclosure - I will be reading some of the longer ones like the Psalms over a few days instead of all at once.
Anyway, I’ve created some a trackers using Naselli’s information in case you want to try this method as well, also some note/journal pages I will be using to help me keep track of what I learn.
Click on the images or links below and save them to your desktop. Print “borderless” in black & white or colour. Enjoy!