For many years, I’ve made a choice to follow a Bible reading plan. I do this as an intentional and regular starting point to keep me in the Word on a daily basis. I do this reading digitally. I tried paper, but it doesn’t work out for me as well as having my Bible reading on all my devices, providing me greater flexibility throughout the day if need be.
Why I Choose To Read the Bible Chronologically Each Year
Because I choose to read the entire Bible in one year, I have used one of You Versions Chronological Bible Plans. I had always preferred to read the entire Bible based on when the events in the Bible occurred in sequence. This helps me understand better the flow of the Word based on a timeline.
Also, when I read books like 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings as well as the Gospels, it’s nice to read through them without having to flip back and forth, trying to figure out the sequence of events regarding who said what when or what took place first.
Knowing how events line up chronologically provides greater historical insight and new revelation. Things you’ve never seen before or thought of jump out at you as you read through the Bible chronologically.
This Year’s Choice [and probably the choice for many years to come]
The best Chronological Bible I’ve ever read is The Daily Bible, by F. LaGard Smith, published by Harvest House Publishers. The Daily Bible was first published in 1984 and has sold over one million copies!
Though I’ve read the hardback edition on many occasions, The Daily Bible has never been published electronically, until now! About a week ago, I did an Amazon search and discovered that it is now on Kindle. In addition, it is also on iBooks and Google Play, so it did not take me long to look at The Daily Bible on all these device platforms and make a choice. I did choose the iBooks version for the beauty and function of the layout.
Of course, if you prefer good ol’ paper, it is offered in both hardcover and paperback.
Yes, I’m bragging on The Daily Bible, and yes, I believe it’s worthy of it. If you are still thinking and praying about a Chronological Yearly Bible Reading Plan, especially if you enjoy having one on all your devices and platforms, I highly recommend giving The Daily Bible a try!