Bible Reading Plan

Yikes, another Bible reading plan! At first blush that was my reaction as well. Had it not been for an intriguing comment on another Reformed blog I would likely have dismissed it summarily with a polite yawn.

That would have been most unfortunate, and I am very thankful that the Lord prodded me appropriately.

The plan in question is called Professor Horner’s Bible reading plan. It has a web site and a facebook page if you Google for it.

In a nutshell, it proposes that one read one chapter from each of ten lists of Bible books each day – that is 10 chapters from 10 different books, daily. The ten book lists cover the whole Bible and are chosen by the good professor to reflect various New and Old Testament divisions and areas of importance.

Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But it works!

Each of the lists are different lengths, so over time the juxtaposition of books and chapters read daily changes. The result is a unique contextualization.

Here is the original article.

I made one modification. Acts was on a list by itself, while Romans was grouped with other Epistles. Given the Reformed doctrinal significance of Romans, I moved it to join Acts. This increases the frequency of Romans somewhat.

Here is a speadsheet of my version, which makes it easier to follow the program. Notice that the days have numbers, not dates, so you can start any time.

My opinion after 75 days -> his predication about the effects are both correct and wonderful. It is very profitable.

Try it…


One Response to “Bible Reading Plan”

  1. […] Some time ago I reviewed Prof. Horner’s somewhat unique Bible reading program. In brief, it involves reading one chapter from each of 10 lists of bible books each day. So you read 10 chapter per day. The 10 lists of books is a division of the 66 book of the Bible along roughly genre and subject lines (eg. Pentateuch, gospels, psalms, etc.). When reaching the end of a list, one simply starts that list again. The lists are of different lengths so that chapters read are always juxtaposed differently in subsequent readings. The original post and description is here. […]