Bible Reading Charts
You need to read the Bible. It will feed your spirit and mind. You cannot succeed as a Christian without this daily spiritual input.
Job said God’s words were more important to him than his necessary food (Job 23:12). David listed its benefits as more precious than gold and sweeter than honey (Ps 19:7-11). Jesus said you cannot live by bread alone but that you need every word of God (Luke 4:4).
Will you read it?
Here are three charts to help you:
A basic reading schedule of one chapter a day that avoids difficult sections.
A check-off schedule for keeping track of your reading of one chapter a day.
A check-off schedule for reading the entire Bible (1189 chapters) in one year.
Take time every morning to read meditatively and prayerfully to meet God (Ps 119:18).
Or read the basic schedule morning and evening to cover the Bible twice this year.
May God richly bless those who will take a few minutes every day to read His word.
Consider a Few Testimonies of Famous Men
John Adams: “The Bible is the best book in the world. It contains more of my little philosophy than all the libraries I have seen. So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.”
Daniel Webster: “I have read it through many times. I now make a practice of going through it once a year. It is a book of all others for lawyers as well as divines. I pity the man who cannot find in it a rich supply of thought and rules of conduct. If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
Benjamin Franklin: “Young man, my advice to you is that you cultivate an acquaintance with, and a firm belief in, the Holy Scriptures. This is your certain interest.
Andrew Jackson: “It is the rock on which our Republic rests.”
Queen Victoria: when explaining the glory of Great Britain to an ambassador sent by an inquiring prince, said, “Tell the prince that this (a Bible) is the secret of England’s greatness.”
Abraham Lincoln: “I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this book upon reason that you can and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book.”
Theodore Roosevelt: “Almost every man who has by his life-work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud has based his life-work largely upon the teachings of the Bible.”
Calvin Coolidge: “The foundations of our society and of our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible, that it would be difficult to support them, if faith in these teachings should cease to be practically universal in our country.”
Woodrow Wilson: “A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived himself of this (a knowledge of the Bible).”
Robert E. Lee: “The Bible is a book in comparison with which all others in my eyes are of minor importance, and which in all my perplexities and distresses has never failed to give me light and strength.”
General John J. Pershing: “I am glad to see that every man in the army is to have a Testament. Its teachings will fortify us for our great task.”
William E. Gladstone: “I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”
George Washington: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
John Ruskin: “Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.”
Charles A. Dana: “The grand old Book still stands; and this old earth, the more its leaves are turned and pondered, the more it will sustain and illustrate the pages of the Sacred Word.”
Patrick Henry: “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”
A retired Baptist pastor has prepared a daily devotional to take you from Genesis to Revelation with a few questions and observations for each day. The devotional is designed to be used alongside the one-chapter-a-day reading program recommended on this site. We highly recommend this reading program and daily devotional for those seeking to learn the Bible better.