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A Bible Reading Plan for 2011: Modified Horner Bible Reading for 90 Days


Update:  New Facebook discussion group for the Horner Bible Reading plan and modifications including this 90-day reading plan.

At the beginning of 2010 I described a 2010 Bible Reading Challenge with several variations on the Horner Bible Reading System, a genre-based reading through each of several different sections of the Bible.  With such plans you read one or two chapters from each list, for a total of 10 to 14 chapters per day, and read completely through the Bible several times per year.

For most of this year I’ve been doing an eight list plan that includes 12 to 14 chapters per day; the longest list is 125 days.  However, beginning January 1, just for the first three months, I’ll be following a 9-list 90 days plan.

List 1:  Gospels  (89 days) — one chapter per day
List 2:  Pentateuch (90 days) — two chapters per day
List 3:  New Testament (Acts through Revelation) — two chapters per day
List 4:  Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Ecclesiastes — one chapter per day
List 5:  Psalms, Song of Solomon — two chapters per day
List 6:  History Joshua thru 2 Kings (except Ruth), and Esther — two chapters per day
List 7:  History 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah — one chapter per day
List 8:  Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel — two chapters per day
List 9:  Other Prophets–Lamentations, Daniel thru Malachi — one chapter per day

Since this is not an A-to-Z type plan that breaks the reading in the middle of chapters, the lists do not all end on the last day.  Actually, all the lists except List 1 end before March 31, and so the reading gradually tapers off toward the end.  List 9 ends on March 25, and the others end gradually after that.  I made additional adjustments for some especially long chapters, so that where I would normally read two chapters I only read one for those days.  A few examples of these include Psalm 119 split into two days, as well as 1 Kings 7 and 8, Jeremiah 49 through 52, and Ezekiel 39 and 40

You may notice that I put Ruth in List 4 after Proverbs.  I made this adjustment after learning that, at least at one time, the Jewish scriptures placed Ruth after Proverbs — flowing from the Proverbs 31 woman to the godly woman Ruth.

*** Added on 1/3/2011:   A good variation on the reading sequence — instead of reading the lists in the order above, read as follows:

  • List 2 (Pentateuch)
  • Lists 6-7 (History)
  • Lists 8-9 (Prophets)
  • Lists 4 and 5 (wisdom books)
  • List 1 (Gospels)
  • List 3 (New Testament)

Click here to see the actual day-by-day list, in PDF format for printing.

  1. Laura
    December 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Please send me the 90 day plan in PDF format. Thanks!!!!

  2. Meinhild
    January 13, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Just looking through the detailed plan. Question about day 67: Is this , Psalm 119:77-120 Psalm 119 verses 77 through 120 or Psalm 119:77 through 120:7?

  3. January 13, 2011 at 6:55 am

    That’s Psalm 119:77 through Psalm 120:7. I’ll try to update that on the PDF later.

    Revision: Psalm 119:1-88, then (next day) Psalm 119:89-Psalm 120:7.

  4. February 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Reblogged this on Curated Links For Soulfriend.org and commented:
    This would be a challenging Bible reading plan! But the advantage is that you read all the types of literature in the Bible at one time!

  1. December 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm
  2. January 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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