Take the Bible Challenge!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the whole Bible in a year!

In taking on this challenge, our goal is to live in the scriptures, so as to deepen our faith. We join Thomas Cranmer in his famous prayer:

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

There are 66 books in the Bible, and 52 weeks in a year. So most weeks we read one book. Longer books will be spread out across 2-3 weeks, and shorter books will be combined into one week. You can start at any time. In the first three months, we will read through Hebrew history. The second three months will have some Hebrew history, but also much Wisdom literature. The third three months of the year will be devoted to the Prophets. And then the last three months will be the New Testament.

Here is the full schedule. Also, some of the weeks on this schedule link to blog posts introducing the material. We are writing occasional blog posts to serve as introductions (eventually every week will have a post).

  1. Genesis 1-11

  2. Genesis 12-31

  3. Genesis 32-50

  4. Exodus 1-18

  5. Exodus 19-40

  6. Leviticus 1-27

  7. Numbers 1-36

  8. Deuteronomy 1-26

  9. Deuteronomy 27-34

  10. Joshua 1-24

  11. Judges 1-21 & Ruth 1-4

  12. 1 Samuel 1-31

  13. 2 Samuel 1-24

  14. 1 Kings 1-22

  15. 2 Kings 1-25

  16. 1 Chronicles 1-29

  17. 2 Chronicles 1-36

  18. Ezra 1-10 & Nehemiah 1-13 & Esther 1-10

  19. Job 1-21

  20. Job 22-42

  21. Psalms 1-50

  22. Psalms 51-100

  23. Psalms 101-150

  24. Proverbs 1-31

  25. Ecclesiastes 1-12

  26. Song of Songs 1-8

  27. Isaiah 1-22

  28. Isaiah 23-44

  29. Isaiah 45-66

  30. Jeremiah 1-32

  31. Jeremiah 33-56,1-5

  32. Ezekiel 1-24

  33. Ezekiel 25-48

  34. Daniel 1-12

  35. Hoseah 1-14 & Joel 1-3

  36. Amos 1-9 & Obadiah 1

  37. Jonah 1-4 & Micah 1-7

  38. Nahum 1-3 & Habbakik 1-3 & Zephaniah 1-3

  39. Hagai 1-2 & Zechariah 1-14 & Malachi 1-4

  40. Matthew 1-28

  41. Mark 1-16

  42. Luke 1-24

  43. John 1-21

  44. Acts 1-28

  45. Romans 1-16

  46. 1 Corinthians 1-16 & 2 Corinthians 1-13

  47. Galatians 1-6 & Ephesians 1-6 & Philippians 1-4 & Colossians 1-4 & 1 Thessalonians 1-5 & 2 Thessalonians 1-3

  48. 1 Timothy 1-6 & 2 Timothy 1-4 & Titus 1-3 & Philemon 1

  49. Hebrews 1-13

  50. James 1-5 & 1 Peter 1-5 & 2 Peter 1-3

  51. 1 John 1-15 & 2 John 1 & 3 John 1 & Jude

  52. Revelation 1-22