Titus 1 2 3                                  
Philemon 1                                      
Hebrews 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13              
James 1 2 3 4 5                              
1 Peter 1 2 3 4 5                              
2 Peter 1 2 3                                  
1 John 1 2 3 4 5                              
2 John 1                                      
3 John 1                                      
Jude 1                                      
Revelation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  21 22                                    

If you read...
1. Three chapters a day, except five on Sunday, you will finish reading the Bible in about one year.
2. About 85 verses a day (or 63 O.T. verses and 22 N.T. verses), you will read the entire Bible in about one year.
3. One N.T. chapter a day, you will complete the N.T. in about 4½ months. Add the Psalms (two a day, if they are short, and Ps. 119 in two days) and Proverbs, it will take about half a year.
  [These numbers are given as guidelines only. You can adjust your reading schedule to fit your own purposes.]

Suggestions and helps for reading the Bible:

1. Don't expect to understand everything the first time you read it! This type of reading is best for getting a general overview of what the Bible says. Focus on general ideas and perspectives. If you find the Bible difficult to read, you may wish to use a different translation.
2. Some Old Testament passages (such as some of the ceremonial laws and rituals, and the genealogical lists) were important to Israel, but have less importance for us today. Such passages may be more difficult to understand or boring to read. When you get to these, you may want to read just one of these chapters a day, and spend the rest of your reading time in a different part of the Bible.
3. There is no need to race! It is more important for you to pay attention to the Bible and let it change you.
4. If you would like to read some passages twice, in the time you read the rest of the Bible once, place a diagonal in the box the first time you read it and another diagonal (to make an "X") the second time you read it.

First time:

/ Second time: X
5. It is a good idea to have a journal or notebook, to record observations and thoughts. You could combine it with a prayer journal, etc., if desired.

 Dennis Hinks 1999, 2004