It is the time of year when once again people resolve to read the Bible more consistently – often declaring they will read the Bible in one year.
Personally I think for many people reading in one year is very hard – reading in two years is far more realistic, at least the first time you do it.
With that in mind I was delighted to see this two year reading plan on the Gospel Coalition website (which includes some very useful catch up days)- it can be downloaded as a pdf or simply printed from the link above.
Another tool you might find useful is the website howlongdoesittaketoreadthebible.com – which gives you an idea of how long, depending upon your reading speed, it will take you to read the Bible in one year (or other time period you specify. One of the beauties of that site is the link to a test which helps you to gauge your speed of reading
There are many different plans to help you get into regular Bible reading. This page on the Gospel Coalition site has many for you select from.
My personal advice is that whatever you decide in terms of Bible reading for 2014 you need to try to be consistent and disciplined in it. Be wise in what you aim for initially as after a few weeks you can assess your performance and choose to read more or less. Although I usually read the whole Bible in a year this year i have decided upon a change and in my daily devotional times will only be reading the New Testament at a slower pace than usual.
Finally, and very importantly, I would encourage you to enjoy your reading. Reading your Bible is not about the amount you read but about meeting with the Living God as you read. Think, question, meditate and take time to enjoy the scenery as you travel through the scriptures.