“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
As believers in Christ or as people who seek to know God, reading the Bible is extremely important. However, for many people, reading the Bible seems hard and intimidating. It’s a long book (though not as long as you think!), and many passages are difficult to understand. But it doesn’t have to be hard!
One thing that is quite helpful in reading the Bible is to read and study the Bible together with other believers. A common Bible-reading schedule can be very useful. Reading together keeps us motivated, helps us to be accountable to finish the Bible, and helps us understand the Word by discussing and studying it together. It also helps us get more out of God’s word, since we’re all reading and thinking about the same passages of Scripture at the same time.
There are three important reasons why we read the Bible:
- To know God and His purpose. (Eph. 3:3-4)
- To grow in God’s life. (Matt. 4:4; 1 Pet. 2:2-3; Psa. 119:11)
- To allow God a way to move on the earth for His purpose (Acts 12:24; 19:20)
Many people start reading the Bible but become overwhelmed by the number of books (66) or the number of chapters (1,189) in the Bible. What they don’t realize is that nearly 2/3 of the 66 books can be read in 15 minutes or less. Many of them can be read in 5 minutes or less. In fact, you can read the Bible in a year by reading about 3½ pages per day. Depending on reading speed, you can even read the Bible in a month by reading about an hour a day.
The default Partaker Bible reading schedule is even easier! By reading about 1½ pages per day, our schedule will take you through the New Testament once a year, and the Old Testament once every three years.
Here are two ways you can join our Bible reading schedule.
1) Get our app
Install the free app “Partaker” from the App Store or Play Store, then start reading with your student club!
2) Download a PDF schedule
This is our Bible reading schedule for the 2021-22 school year.
And here is our Bible Reading Schedule for 2022-2023 and our Bible Reading Schedule for 2023-2024.
Want to read faster?
Partaker has several other options for your Bible reading schedule.
Read through the Bible in a year
Reading approximately 3½ Bible pages per day (½ – 1 chapter in the New Testament, and 1-3 chapters in the Old Testament), you can finish the entire Bible once every year.
Just track my reading
You can opt to set your own schedule/pace, and just have the app track your personal Bible reading beginning with Genesis 1 or with Matthew 1. The app still tracks number of days and number of chapters read, and can optionally provide you with Bible reading reminders.