Read the Bible the Way That It Was Written
The people at Tyndale Publishers have put together a fantastic One Year Chronological Bible (NLT 2000). While there are numerous "read-in-a-year" plans to choose from, the Chronological Bible is the way to go. You are not trying to read the books of the Bible in canonical order (which is how most Bibles are organized), and you are not asked to read a little of the Old Testament and a little of the New Testament each day, which can be confusing.
Consider the advantages of reading the One Year Chronological Bible:
1) You are reading the Bible in the order that it was written. Hey, that makes sense to me!
2) In the canonical order, you read the prophetic books long after you read the time in which the prophets lived. With the One Year Chronological Bible, you read the prophetical books in the historical period of their time.
3) Rather than read Psalms as a separate book from its authors, you will read the songs that the author wrote when he lived. For example, many of David's psalms are mixed in with the story of his life. After his adulterous affair with Bathsheba, you will immediately read Psalm 51, in which he expressed his guilt and need for forgiveness.
4) The Gospels -- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- rather than being separate, are combined, and the combination makes for a smooth reading of the life and teaching of Jesus. Thus, you will not have to read the Gospel four times, but only once.
5) Likewise, the letters of Paul are mixed in with the history of Acts, and they fall during the time when he would have written them. They are not disjointed books, but rather they are integrated with Paul's life.
6) The New Living Translation (NLT) is easy to read, which helps for quick understanding of difficult texts and requires little time trudging through difficult words.
What are you waiting for? Order your One Year Chronological Bible, Study Guide, and Daily Reflections today and start enjoying an exciting journey through the Bible.