Father Al's Plan For Reading The Bible Each Year

"All scripture is inspired of God." —2 Tm 3:16

The Lord calls us to meditate on His word and recite it day and night (Ps 1:2; Jos 1:8). We are to study it daily (Acts 17:11). Consequently, it is a good practice to read the whole Bible each year. The following system may be helpful. One advantage of this system is that it is in the spirit of the liturgical year.


Read Isaiah
(about 3 chapters a day)

Christmas Season

Read the Psalms
(about 8-10 psalms a day)

Between Christmas Season and Lent

Read: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, and Sirach
(4 to 5 chapters a day)


Read: Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel and the 12 minor prophets
(about 4 chapters a day)

Easter Season

Read the whole New Testament
(during the Easter octave read Acts of the Apostles afterwards continue with Matthew to Revelation)
(about 5 chapters a day)

The Day after Pentecost to the Day before Advent

Read from Genesis through Job
(possibly conclude the church year by reading the Gospels a second time)
( 4 to 5 chapters a day)

By reading about 3 to 5 chapters a day, we can read the whole Bible in one year. I have never seen anyone do this who wasn't amazingly blessed by the Lord. Pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit and begin.