For 2013, I have been contemplating what the reading plan could, or should be. One of the frustrations of trying to read the entire Bible in one year is there is very little room for falling behind. If you miss a day or two it can be very intimidating to catch up and feel like you can still make all the reading in one year.
In doing some research, I came across The book-at-a-time Bible reading plan. This plan provides two readings for each day, though you could read it all in one sitting. The first reading alternates between Old and New Testament books, giving you three or four chapters a day. The Gospels are spread throughout the year. The second reading takes you through a chapter or so of the wisdom literature and Isaiah. Combined, these readings will take us through the entire Bible in one year.
To prevent the frustration of falling behind and to provide some reflection time, each month consists of only 25 readings. You’ll have several days each month to meditate more deeply on something that was significant to you in the past week, to catch up on missed readings, or to revisit favorite passages. With this plan, there is room to catch up and there is also room for additional material throughout the month.
Let me know what you all think. It looks like there are some regular participants in our daily reading and I would love to hear your opinion on the suggested 2013 reading plan. As always, I would love to read daily comments on the daily readings throughout the year.