Whether you want to read the Bible in a year, build better devotional practices, or trace a particular topic throughout Scripture, the ESV reading plans will help you develop a habit of diving into God’s Word. With varying lengths, topics, and styles, dozens of available plans make it easy to achieve your specific Bible reading goals.
Many Christians desire to read through the Bible, but with 66 books and what seems like endless chapters, it may feel overwhelming to know where to start. With these one-year plans, reading Scripture over 365 days is made manageable for varying lifestyles and reading goals.
M’Cheyne Reading Plan
Based on the M’Cheyne reading system, this plan features 4 different daily readings to help you read the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice in one year. Great for use in both family and personal devotions.
Straight through the Bible
With 365 daily readings, this plan is designed to take you straight through the Bible, cover to cover, in one year. Each day you will read about 3 chapters of the biblical text.
Are you feeling anxious, tired, or filled with joy? Are you looking to dive into a particular theological topic or examine a particular seasonal passage? These topical reading plans offer curated Bible studies to guide you through varying moods, topics, or seasons.
A Proverb a Day
Proverbs offers skill in the art of godly living and provides wisdom for reflecting God’s glory in the details of daily life. Embrace the intensely practical advice offered through the book of Proverbs with this 31-day reading plan.
Depression, Anxiety, and Joy
Depression and anxiety are common products of sin—but, with Christ, believers have a unique hope amidst suffering. Over the next 5 days, find wise encouragement from Richard Baxter’s biblical advice for finding joy in Christ even in seasons marked by pain.
Systematic Theology 101
Featuring 30 days’ worth of content adapted from the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, this reading plan pairs short, easy-to-read summaries of basic topics in systematic theology with key Bible passages to show how specific doctrines connect to the very words of Scripture.
Don’t Waste Your Life
Living for comfort and pleasure, most people slip by in life without a passion for God. This 5-day plan adapted from John Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ. Don’t get caught up in a life that counts for nothing!
Rooted in God’s Love
Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, or overwhelmed with life’s demands? Join Nancy Guthrie for this 9-day devotional aimed at encouraging you to turn to God for strength as he exchanges our natural, sinful tendencies for the fruit of the Spirit.
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