Read the Bible in 2022

Would you like to join me in reading the Bible in 2022? My plan is to read it cover to cover following a plan that gets me reading Mondays to Fridays every week. The beauty of this plan is that I can use weekends to catch up if I get behind. Or I can do something different on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tim Challies recommends this Bible reading program, which enables you to read the entire Bible (or just the New Testament) in one year while only reading five times a week. Reading the whole Bible in a year is doable — even for those who wouldn’t see themselves as good readers. It just takes stickability. If you’re like me, and have failed repeatedly to read the Bible every day for 12 months, then this plan might well be the answer.

The Old Testament readings follow an approximate chronological order. The New Testament readings spread the Gospels out throughout the year to keep you regularly coming back to the life and teachings of Jesus.

Challies recommends doing the readings in the order they appear on the Schedule. You can check off each day’s reading, and then check off each week in the Weekly Progress Register. If you really want, you can get ahead by continuing the plan on weekends. It’s encouraging to see how systematically you progress through the Bible and how rewarding this can be.

Before you start each reading, ask God to help you get to know him better, that you might trust him more completely and follow him more closely.

I will be kicking off my plan on 1 January 2022. If you’d like to join me, then I’d love to hear from you. Click below to download Bible Reading Program.


My other tip for reading the Bible in a year is to write a few notes as you go. Get yourself a cheap exercise book, spend a little more for a fancy notebook, or find a diary with enough room to write some notes. Jot down what you learn, any questions to follow up, and what you plan to do in response to God’s Word. This can also give you things to pray each day, as you talk to God about what you are learning. 



7 thoughts on “Read the Bible in 2022”

  1. Hi Dave – love the idea of reading the bible from cover to cover and although I have attempted many times, I often get distracted and can’t maintain it. Would love to join you on this plan.

    1. Dave, thanks for this timely post. I tend to stay on familiar territory and ignore the less lovable parts. I’d love to join you in this plan.

  2. Well I’d love to start. Will need a bit of encouragement as I’ve tried plenty of times and never made it. Thanks Dawn Stead6

  3. Hello Dave, I’ve decided to join you in the five day read through the bible plan. I like the idea of catch up days or the opportunity to read something different on the weekends. I have been reading through Genesis through the “ Explore” app. and will continue with that on “ spare days”. I also purchased and downloaded the reading companion. Looking forward to doing this reading plan alongside you and whoever else joins. God bless Meredith

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  4. G’day mate.
    Thanks for the prompt….Karen and I are on board…. trusting we don’t fall overboard along the way….bless ya.

  5. Hi Dave, So glad you’re recommending this plan. I’ve been using it for the past three years and it is amazing because of the Chronological approach to it. Not only is the OT arranged just so slightly to help with the order of events, but the Psalms are chosen to fit in line with the readings and the NT is arranged so you are not reading gospel after gospel before being engaged with the epistles. I also love the idea of blanking out weekends for catchups or reading something else. Lastly, you can decide to do the whole bible, just the old or just the new all in the same plan. I know you covered these points but I think this plan rocks!

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