Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reading through the Bible for Lent

Several years ago I started reading my Bible from Genesis to Revelation during Lent. This Lenten Bible reading was done in addition to my daily Bible reading plan that allows me to read through the Bible in a year.

Reading straight through the Bible in 40 days has been an educational and exciting experience and I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Lenten Bible Reading Plan
Day 1: Genesis
Day 2: Exodus
Day 3: Leviticus, Numbers
Day 4: Deuteronomy
Day 5: Joshua
Day 6: Judges, Ruth
Day 7: I Samuel
Day 8: II Samuel
Day 9: I Kings
Day 10: II Kings
Day 11: I Chronicles
Day 12: II Chronicles
Day 13: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Day 14: Job
Day 15: Psalms, chapters 1 - 75
Day 16: Psalms, chapters 76 - 150
Day 17: Proverbs
Day 18: Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Day 19: Isaiah, chapters 1 - 33
Day 20: Isaiah, chapters 34 - 66
Day 21: Jeremiah, chapters 1 - 26
Day 22: Jeremiah, chapters 27 - 52
Day 23: Lamentations
Day 24: Ezekiel, chapters 1 - 24
Day 25: Ezekiel, chapters 25 - 48
Day 26: Daniel
Day 27: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah
Day 28: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Day 29: Matthew
Day 30: Mark
Day 31: Luke
Day 32: John
Day 33: Acts
Day 34: Romans
Day 35: I Corinthians
Day 36: II Corinthians
Day 37: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
Day 38: I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Day 39: Hebrews, James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John
Day 40: Jude, Revelation

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Blogger Emily said...

I'm intrigued, Laura. How much time to you need to spend reading each day to accomplish that?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Depends - if I get so engrossed that I slow down and look at cross-references, it can take a loooong time!

Last year I found that usually it didn't take more than an hour, although some books, like Genesis and Deuteronomy, I read half in the morning, and half at night, for a total of perhaps 1 1/2 hours per book.

Breaking up the reading to space it to be done throughout the day is a marvelous way to do it, too.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Today I took 1 hour and 6 minutes to read Genesis.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Carol in Oregon said...

Why have I never heard of this before?

Now I'm trying to figure out if I can cover the seven days I've missed and still get it done. Aye!

I'm going to print this out and start in.

Thanks (again and again),


9:21 PM  
Blogger hopeinbrazil said...

I love this idea. Wish I'd heard of it before!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Beth G. said...

I saw this on Joy's blog, Mrs. Laura and am going to join y'all! Thanks for a wonderful idea.

9:54 PM  

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