I read five chapters a day out of five different books of the Bible. This allows me to keep the ongoing narrative of Scripture clear each day and keep my focus on reading it all to see Jesus (John 5:39-40).

This reading plan involves reading a chapter from five lists each day – three chapters from the Old Testament (Lists 1-3) and two chapters from the New Testament (Lists 4-5). There’s no way to fall behind on this plan. You just pick up where you left off and get back into it.

This plan is intended for use with a physical Bible rather than an app. To begin, place each bookmark at the start of that list (i.e. one in Genesis, one in Job, one in Isaiah, one in Matthew, and one in Romans). Each day read a chapter from each list. Five chapters a day – one chapter from each list. When you finish all the books in a particular list you go back to the beginning of that list and do it again (i.e. after you finish Acts, reset List 4 back to Matthew).

Because each list is a different number of books/chapters, you could use this plan for the rest of your life and always have a different five chapters in a day. This plan helps you see the bigger picture of the Bible without reading it to check off a list. I pray it will help you grow in your relationship with God. Happy reading!


CLICK HERE to download, then you just print and cut out the bookmarks.


I really enjoy doing my regular reading out of the New Living Translation and the Jesus Centered Bible is one I really like (see: Amazon link).

*Note: I adapted this plan from Professor Horner’s reading plan of ten chapters a day (see: link).