Bible Reading Plan Generator

Happy New Year! I didn’t a chance to post here in 2019, so I’m starting off 2020 with an update to a “Bible Reading Plan Generator” tool I built a while back, now with its own domain:

There are so many great Bible reading plans out there, including traditional 365 (or 366!) day plans, chronological plans, the 5 Day Bible Reading plan, the M’Cheyne plan, and so on. But I’ve always wanted to be able to change things around on the fly, select the books I wanted to read (Genesis, Psalms, and John), the length of time (30 days or 900 days), the days of the week, and the format, and be able to see it in real time.

Here are some examples of what it can do:

Traditional Plan Calendar View with Colors

This is the default start plan with the option of genre colors turned on to show you were you are in the story.

M’Cheyne Plan with Sundays off

M’Cheyne’s plan has 4 daily readings and includes the New Testament and Psalms twice. But, it assumes a 7 day reading plan, so this tool allows you to take Sundays off and allow it to shift.

If you like M’Cheyne’s combined OT/NT readings, you can create your own using the “OT/NT Overlap” option to create a daily reading of OT and NT through the year.

New Testament and Psalms in 150 Days

Here, I’ve unselected the Old Testament, checked the “Daily Psalm” and set the number of days to 150 (to match the number of Psalms). I’ve also set it to a list view.

Chronological Plan, Weekly View

You can also create a chronological plan and then customize the days of the week and time frame.

Book View: NT in 90 days

One other fun option is to view the plan in terms of the books of the Bible, in this case the New Testament over a 90 day period.

Multilingual Versions

The generator also has several additional languages like Spanish, Hindi, and Chinese.

Other Options

You can do all kinds of other things like “Read Genesis and Revelation together in a month, read the Deuterocanonical works in a quarter, or a chapter a day (over 3.25 years).

If there’s something else you’d like to create, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

7 thoughts on “Bible Reading Plan Generator

    1. Yes, just press print on your browser and it will bring up a version without the menu stuff on the left. You might need to adjust the size (e.g., 80%), margins, and/or add the colors to the background.

  1. This is wonderful. Thank you.

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to set up a custom plan that reads through the Bible multiple time in a year? For instance, I’d like to be able to read the OT once in a year in the mornings while reading the NT twice in a year at nights. Yes, with your current set up I could created different plans, but I like the simplicity of having one sheet of paper to keep track of. I can imagine this could be complicated to set up, but since you asked for suggestions I thought I’d toss it out there. Thanks again!

    1. Jim,
      One option would be to use the M’Cheyne plan which has the OT once, and NT and Psalms twice.
      You can also check the OT/NT Overlap box and make one plan with half the OT (Gen-Job) and full NT for Jan-Jun, and then a second one with the other books (Ps-Mal) and the NT for July-Dec.

  2. Hi John,
    This is a great tool! I’m wondering if you’d consider adding an option for the Hebrew Bible book order. It would be super helpful for Jewish people and Israelis, and anyone who is reading in Hebrew. While there several tools for making Bible reading plans, I can’t find a single one with this feature. What do you think?
    – anthony

    The Hebrew Bible book order is:
    I Samuel
    II Samuel
    I Kings
    II Kings
    Song of Songs
    I Chronicles
    II Chronicles

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