Chronological Bible Reading Plan (61 Days)

Would you like to read through the key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam and Eve to the church of the New Testament? This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, moving through the birth and history of the Israel nation, and ending with Revelation's prophetic words. It's all broken down into 61 easily-readable segments.

DayToday's Scripture ReadingDescription
Day 1Genesis 1-3Creation and Fall
Day 2Genesis 12, 15, and 22Abraham, Isaac
Day 3Job 1-3 and 38-42Story of Job
Day 4Exodus 1-5, 12-14, and 20Moses and the Law
Day 5Leviticus 1, 10-11, 16, and 25-26Instructions
Day 6Numbers 3-4, 6, and 11-14Journey to the Promised Land
Day 7Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, and 34Moses' last message to the Israelites
Day 8Joshua 1-6 and 23-24Joshua, Israelites enter the Promised Land
Day 9Judges 1-4 and 13-16Period of the Judges
Day 10Ruth 1-4Story of Ruth
Day 111 Samuel 7-10, 12King Saul
Day 121 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31King Saul
Day 132 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17King David
Day 142 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18King David
Day 151 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29King David
Day 16Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139Psalms of King David
Day 171 Kings 3, 6-12King Solomon
Day 182 Chronicles 5-10King Solomon
Day 19Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12King Solomon
Day 20Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3King Solomon
Day 212 Chronicles 14-16King Asa
Day 221 Kings 17-19, and 21Elijah
Day 232 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12Elijah, Elisha, Kings
Day 242 Chronicles 24-26Kings
Day 25Joel 2, Jonah 1, Amos 3, Micah 1-2Prophecies
Day 26Isaiah 1-2, 6, Hosea 1-4Prophecies
Day 272 Kings 17-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32Hezekiah
Day 28Isaiah 40 and 52-55Consolation of Israel
Day 292 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35Manasseh, Josiah
Day 30Nahum 1, Zephaniah 3, Jeremiah 1-5, Habakkuk 1Prophecies
Day 31Ezekiel 1-3, 18, and 33, Lamentations 3, ObadiahFall of Jerusalem
Day 32Daniel 1-2, 4-6Daniel
Day 33Ezra 3, 6-7, Haggai, Zechariah 1-2Return, rebuilding of Jerusalem
Day 34Esther 1-4, 7-8Story of Esther
Day 35Nehemiah 1-2, 4, and 6Rebuilding the wall
Day 36MalachiLast Old Testament prophecies
Day 37Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2Birth of Jesus
Day 38John 1, Mark 1, John 3-4Early ministry of Jesus
Day 39Luke 4-6, Mark 2-4Teachings of Jesus
Day 40Matthew 5-7Sermon on the Mount
Day 41Mark 10, Luke 8-12, Matthew 17-18More teachings of Jesus
Day 42John 13-17Jesus' upper room discourse
Day 43Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16Death and resurrection of Jesus
Day 44Luke 22-24, John 19-21Death and resurrection of Jesus
Day 45Acts 1-4, 8-10, 12-14The Church starts, scatters, expands
Day 46Galatians 3-6Paul's warnings about true vs. false religion
Day 47James 1-3, Acts 15Teachings and ministry of James
Day 481 Thessalonians 2 and 4; 2 Thessalonians 3Paul's letters on adversity and persecution
Day 491 Corinthians 1-2 and 13Paul's writings on living, loving like Jesus
Day 502 Corinthians 4-5 and 8-9Paul's writings on authentic Christianity
Day 51Romans 5-8 and 12Paul's letter on Christian doctrine, practice
Day 52Philemon; Ephesians 4-6Paul's writings on practical Christian living
Day 53Colossians 1 and 3; Philippians 2 and 4Paul's writings on growing in Christ
Day 541 Peter 1 and 4-5Peter's first letter to the Church
Day 551 Timothy 1-3; Titus 2Paul's teaching on Church leadership
Day 56Jude; 2 Peter 1Jude and Peter's writings on true vs. false religion
Day 572 Timothy 3-4Paul's example, encouragement to Timothy
Day 58Hebrews 10-13Teachings about living for Jesus Christ
Day 591 John 1-3John's letter on loving Christ, each other
Day 602 John; 3 JohnJohn's postcard letters to friends
Day 61Revelation 1-4, 19-22Jesus Christ's revelation to John

If you have completed this two-month Bible reading plan, congratulations! You can use the How to Read Your Bible biographical, survey, or comprehensive plans to read Scripture again. Remember, God delights to prosper those who take him at his Word. So keep reading!

Excerpted from How to Read Your Bible by David and Renée Sanford (W Publishing Group, 2005). Copyright (C) 2005 Sanford Communications, Inc. Used by permission. All Rights Reserved.