Opposite Bible Reading Plans

I don’t have much to say other than I think it’s interesting that one reading plan has you read ten chapters a day, each in a different book of the Bible and another has you read one book of the Bible 20 times in a row before moving onto another book or using any outside materials to study that book. (I’ve read through Proverbs at least six times in the last few months and could see reading it 20 times.) And you will find many people who have said one or the other of these plans is the best they’ve tried and it changed their lives. I like both ideas.

How to Change Your Mind

  1. Choose a book of the Bible.
  2. Read it in its entirety.
  3. Repeat step #2 twenty times.
  4. Repeat this process for all books of the Bible.

James Gray on Mastering the Bible – Longer, original post on the idea above which is a good read in any case

Professor Horner’s Bible Reading Plan

The one I’m working on leans more towards the latter but has you read through eight chapters a day from four different books.

As someone else said, it doesn’t say in the Bible that we have to read through it once every year so there are all sorts of approaches we can take.

2 Responses to “Opposite Bible Reading Plans”


  1. 1 Andy Bowden

    One of the most effective reading plans I’ve encountered was in college: the prof had us read through the Gospel of John once a week during the semester. Each time we had to note a different detail about the book . . . the references to time/sequence/feasts, the references to fruit, the references to glory, etc. I’ve also found this to be a useful format for a study group.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    That sounds great. I can’t see our group doing it but I’m intrigued by the 20x idea and want to try it with at least one book.
    Jeff

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