Welcome to 2017! I hope this year goes well for everyone out there and that you are able to follow through on your resolutions (if you made any).
For some, the new year marks a point in time at which reading through the Bible in a year will start. This is truly a remarkable goal, but many will not make it to the finish. Why? The answers will vary, but one reason will be the lack of a reading plan.
So, if you are looking to read through the Bible in 2017, allow me to encourage you to adopt a reading plan. My personal favorite: The M’Cheyne Reading Plan. By following this plan, you will read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice over the course of a year. If you would like to utilize this plan, use one of the following links.
For a website that follows the calender and provides the readings, using the ESV, in a convenient manner, click here.
For a printable version of the reading plan, click here.
There are several other plans out there as well, but this is one that I have found profitable for my study. If you want to go it alone, keep in mind that there are 1,189 chapters in the Bible (unless you are reading a Bible with the Apocrypha/Deutero-Canonical Books, then there are more). If you read 4 chapters a day, then you will read the Bible within a one-year time-frame with plenty of buffer space for those lazy days and occasional activity packed weekends.
Regardless of how you go about it, I wish you much success if you take on the challenge of reading through the Bible in a year.
Happy New Year!