Reading Through the Bible in a Year
The simplest way to read and study the Bible is to read it very much like you would a novel, meaning starting at “In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1) and ending with “The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all” (Revelation 22:21).
There are many excellent study Bibles on the market that can guide the reader through the entire Bible in a year. In addition, there are many outlines available that can take you through the Bible in 365 calendar days — some for sale in the local bookstore and some readily — and freely — available through Internet sources.
Reading the Bible verse by verse from beginning to end in a year is a great way to get an overview of what the Book as a whole has to say, and it is something every believer should strive to do at least once. But there are more effective ways to take from the Bible the personal applications God wants each Christian to have. In order to help you achieve those goals, try one or more of the following tried and true methods of Bible study.
Without a plan to get through the Bible in a year, it';s nearly impossible to keep accurate track of your progress. That';s why it';s important if you begin reading through the Bible in a year to have a plan or outline and that you stick to it once you';ve started.