11 Bible Study Plans to Choose From for 2022 (2023)

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”

Charles Spurgeon

The Bible is an amazing book; we can’t study it enough. Keep studying, learning, and growing. We turn to the Bible to learn, and then we also turn to the Bible in difficult times for comfort and consolation. “When the world beats you down, open up your Bible,” said Lysa TerKeurst.

Turning a Bible study into a habit means it will actually happen. We really only need 3 things for a solid Bible study:

  1. A Bible
  2. Time set aside
  3. The will to get started

An optional #4 is why you’re here: a Bible study plan. This is helpful to keep you on track. When we expect to “just read” each day, it’s not easy to make it a habit, but if we use a plan—especially one we can “check off” each day—we’re more likely to stay on track.

“Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.”

Helen Keller (emphasis mine)

Make it a daily practice. Block out the time and study. Don’t just read it without retaining. Get into the Word, write in your Bible, highlight, make notes. I quote Spurgeon again: “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” How true is that? Put in the work. It’s worth it.

2022 has arrived, and we love to start new things in the beginning of the new year. I’m not going to go into the research and studies on how these resolutions often fail, because 1) you are actually going to stick with it, right? …and 2) Bible studies are something people actually do seem to stick with throughout the year, even after they stop going to the gym, and start eating whatever they want again.

Additionally, we need to remember to apply the things we learn to our life. I always begin my Bible study with brief meditation,1 a worship song, prayer, and then reading. I always pray God will help me apply this knowledge and wisdom to live differently and to become more Christlike each day. Francis Chan, author Crazy Love (among many other great books), says, “Don’t fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says.” Or as James said,

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

James 1:22-25

Yes, this week I’m taking a break from talking about money, and focusing entirely on Jesus. It’s Christmas week after all. How appropriate it is that we talk about studying God’s Word right now.2

“We go from Malachi to Matthew in one page of our scriptures, but that one piece of paper that separates the Old Testament from the New Testament represents 400 years of history – 400 years where there wasn’t a prophet, 400 years where God’s voice wasn’t heard. And that silence was broken with the cry of a baby on Christmas night.”

Louie Giglio

I hope you find a good Bible study below. The amount of options we have to study God’s Word is a blessing in itself.

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Note: All of these plans can be found at Bible.com, or within their YouVersion Bible app. I was originally going to include plans from multiple locations, but honestly, this is a resource that has almost any plan you could ever want. There are links to each plan below.

1. Bible 2022

Reading the Bible aloud for one minute a day.

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This is pretty cool. We don’t tend to read the Bible aloud often. I like the idea of this and it could be done in conjunction with any other plan below. Here’s what the plan creators say about it: “Be part of a global movement changing the world around you by reading the Bible aloud for just one minute every day. The Bible is powerful – it is God’s own word written for us, and it changes lives forever. Started in 2020 and continuing into 2022, we are bringing people together to read the same passage of the Bible every day across the world.”

2. The Bible Project Plan

The complete Bible with video introductions.

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This was my 2019 plan and I loved it. Each week, in this 365-day plan, you’ll read chapters grouped and organized. In other words, if a certain topic spans three chapters, you’ll read three. If it spans, six, you’ll read six. The coolest thing about this plan is, at the beginning of each book, you’ll watch the Bible Project’s signature explanatory videos. Along with other topical videos throughout.

3. Bible in 90 Days

The complete Bible with a lot of daily reading.

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Yes, this is the entire Old and New Testament is 90 days. The plan says it’s roughly 12 pages a day, which is a commitment to be sure, but not impossible. If you stick with it, you could read the Bible four times throughout next year. That being said, if you’re looking to spend more time on each chapter, consider the next plan.

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4. Daily New Testament

The New Testament only with minimal daily reading for deep study.

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In contrast to reading the entire Bible four times in a year, as the previous plan allows, in this plan, you will read through only the New Testament, once, over the year. That means you will have a short reading each day — only one chapter. If you’re looking to deep-dive into Jesus’ teaching, this is a good plan for you. There’s a brief devotional explaining each chapter before you read it. This is the plan I did for 2020.

5. Chronological Bible Plan

The complete Bible in chronological order.

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The complete Old and New Testament, organized in order of when the events happened, according to the most recent research. You’ll start with Genesis, and quickly get into Job, and then continue on in chronological order throughout the entire Bible. If you’ve always read the Bible in the order the books were canonized (the order they appear in your Bible), consider trying this way for a year.

6. Whole Bible in Under Two Years

A slower reading plan for a deeper study.

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If you’re wanting to spend more time in each book, and you don’t have an hour a day to do so with a 365-day plan, consider doubling the time it takes you to read through and read the entire Old and New Testament in two years, instead of one.

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7. Four Streams Bible Reading Plan

Heavy on the New Testament, still including the Old.

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This is a unique plan created by John Morton and Tom Anderson, members of the Four Streams ministry team, which goes through the New Testament and Proverbs four times, the Psalms twice, and the Old Testament once. It’s heavily focused on the teachings of Jesus, while including the Old Testament teachings too.

8. Life Journal Reading Plan

New Testament twice, Old Testament once.

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Similar to the previous plan, you’ll read through the New Testament twice, and the Old Testament once over the year. However, there is a little less reading with this one, since it omits the daily Psalm and you only read Proverbs once.

9. The Entire Bible in a Year

A balanced daily reading of the Old and New Testament.

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This reading plan guides you through the entire Bible in one year reading every verse, chapter and book one time. You’ll read from the Old Testament and New Testament everyday and a chapter from Psalms or Proverbs every second day. It’s a balanced way to read the entire Bible in a year.

10. 5x5x5 Reading Plan

The New testament in 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

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Five minutes a day, five days a week, five ways to dig deeper. In Discipleship Journal’s plan, you’ll read one chapter a day, but only five days a week. It’s great if you are limited on time. It also omits the excuse of not having enough time to read the bible — it only takes five minutes.

11. An In-Depth Study of Matthew

A very deep and slow study, starting with Matthew.

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This is a 193-day study through the book of Matthew. It dives deep into each word. This would be a good start to a lifelong deep-dive into the entire New and Old Testament… eventually. These daily studies are taken from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul. Once you finish Matthew, you could continue on through the New Testament with other deep studies on the other books.

The Bible Plan for You

You have endless options for a Bible plan. You can choose any of these, or one of the physical study plans below. And it’s not like a set plan is mandatory. If you prefer to just read your Bible daily, and pick whichever chapters you want, that works too. The important thing is spending time in God’s Word.

If you start in prayer, and read fervently, you’re going to grow as a Christian.

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Figure out how to fit this into your schedule. If you have five minutes, that’s great, there are plenty of quick plans. If you have 30 minutes or an hour, even better, you don’t just have to stick to one plan. But the goal is to grow in our spiritual wisdom and relationship with God, not just to read as much as we can each day.

I hope you have an idea of what you want to start next in your Bible reading.

God bless and Merry Christmas!

Physical Bible Study Plans

FAQs

What is a good Bible study plan? ›

Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once. Read straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Two readings each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. You can also follow the Tabletalk reading plan through the Ligonier app.

How do I choose a good Bible study? ›

Tips for Choosing Your Next Bible Study
  1. Think about the specific women in your group. ...
  2. Look at the time you have available to meet. ...
  3. Decide how many weeks of Bible study work best for your group's calendar. ...
  4. Determine if you want a video-driven or print-only study. ...
  5. Talk about expectations between sessions.
14 Jul 2021

How do I choose a Bible reading plan? ›

5 Questions For Choosing a Bible Reading Plan
  1. How much time do I intend to spend reading the Bible daily? ...
  2. What is the best time of day for me to read the Bible daily? ...
  3. How many chapters do I want to read in a day? ...
  4. Do I plan to use any Bible study methods as I read or simply read and reflect?
9 Jan 2015

In what order should I study the books of the Bible? ›

You can start by following a simple historical narrative. Your Bible study can begin with Genesis and then reading in order: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2, Samuel, 1 and 2, Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Jonah, followed by Acts.

What are the 5 P's of Bible study? ›

Here are Priscilla Shirer's 5 Ps:

Pour over the passage and paraphrase the major points. Pull out the Spiritual principles. Pose the questions. Plan obedience and pin down the date.

What are the five main tools in the study Bible? ›

5 Essential Tools for Personal Bible Study
  • Bible. All right, this one is obvious, right? ...
  • Bible Dictionary. Using a Bible Dictionary (Vine's is popular), or even a regular English dictionary is crucial to making sure you understand what you are reading. ...
  • Concordance. ...
  • Bible Atlas. ...
  • Commentary.
5 May 2020

What is the number 1 Study Bible? ›

The Life Application Study Bible (LASB) is the best selling Study Bible of all time, and for good reason. Personally, I would wholeheartedly recommend the The NLT (or NIV) Life Application Study Bible as somebody's first Study Bible. Even if it's not your first Study Bible, it's worth having one of these on your shelf.

What Study Bible do pastors use? ›

The CSB Pastor's Bible is ideal for preaching, officiating special services, and studying.

What is a good Bible study for ladies? ›

The Best Bible Study Books for Women
  • It's Not Supposed to Be This Way. Lysa TerKeurst. ...
  • Women of the Word. Jen Wilkin. ...
  • The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi. Kathie Lee Gifford and Jason Sobel. ...
  • Walking with Mary. Edward Sri. ...
  • Fervent. Priscilla Shirer. ...
  • When God Doesn't Fix It. ...
  • Whispers of Rest. ...
  • It's All Under Control.
18 Apr 2019

Where in the Bible should I start reading first? ›

Consider Reading Genesis First

Naturally, reading the beginning of any book would help you understand the rest. However, Genesis proves to be a more important beginning to a story than any other beginning you have ever read.

What are the 4 steps of Bible study? ›

Use this simple four-step Bible study method to: read, reflect, respond, and rest in God's Word. This can be applied in your own time with God and in small group Bible study. Use this simple four-step Bible study method to: read, reflect, respond, and rest in God's Word.

What are the 4 pillars of Christianity? ›

The Four Pillars of Christian Life

Faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love” Paul understood that the disposition of our hearts determines the value of our gifts. The 4 Spiritual Pillars are about the disposition of our hearts and the surrender of our hearts to God.

What are the 6 Gospel values? ›

gospel values
  • Love.
  • Family.
  • Faith.
  • Hope.
  • Forgiveness.
  • Service.
  • Truth.
  • Justice.

What is the 3 question method of Bible study? ›

List the facts (What does God's Word say?) Learn the lessons (What does God's Word mean?) Listen to His voice (What does God's Word mean to me?)

What are the seven keys in the Bible? ›

Outlining seven principles which include- Love, Repentance, Faith, Obedience, Purpose, Fearless, and Prayer- Seven Keys to Becoming A Kingdom Maker will thrust you into a life of freedom and intimacy with God as you become pregnant with his purpose and live out his plan for your life!

What are the 5 themes of the Bible? ›

The great biblical themes are about God, his revealed works of creation, provision, judgment, deliverance, his covenant, and his promises.

What is the easiest study Bible to understand? ›

For many people, the New Living Translation (NLT) is the easiest version of the Bible to read because it uses normal modern English. It is an accurate thought-for-thought translation of the original languages of the Bible and is widely accepted.

Which Bible is the most read? ›

A study published in 2014 by The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University and Purdue University found that Americans read versions of the Bible as follows: King James Version (55%)

Which Bible did Billy Graham use? ›

Review of the Billy Graham Training Center Bible: The text is the New King James Version, and is a red letter edition (words of the Lord Jesus in red letters).

What Bible do Jehovah Witness study? ›

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT) is a translation of the Bible published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society; it is used and distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Which Bible do theologians use? ›

With regard to the use of Bible translations among biblical scholarship, the New Revised Standard Version is used broadly, but the English Standard Version is emerging as a primary text of choice among biblical scholars and theologians inclined toward theological conservatism.

How many hours do pastors study the Bible? ›

The average of 13.8 hours each week on sermon preparation is only less than the 23.3 hours pastors say they spend with their family on any given week. Sermon prep time, however, is almost double the amount of time pastors say they spend in prayer (8.5 hours) or watching television (7.7 hours).

What is the easiest Bible to understand for adults? ›

The Holy Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an English translation of the Bible compiled by the World Bible Translation Center. It was originally published as the English Version for the Deaf (EVD) by BakerBooks.

What makes a strong woman Bible? ›

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future, but a woman of strength realizes that life's mistakes can also be God's blessing and capitalizes on them. A strong woman walks surefooted, but a woman of strength knows God will keep her from falling.

What is a woman's purpose in the Bible? ›

Women were responsible for "maintenance activities" including economic, social, political and religious life in both the household and the community. The Old Testament lists twenty different professional-type positions that women held in ancient Isarael.

What prayer do you say before reading the Bible? ›

Father, anoint me with your Holy Spirit, so that as I read your eternal word, your word may penetrate my whole being and transform me. Grant me the blessing to be a faithful disciple in believing the Word of God and that I may be a light shining upon all who are in darkness. Amen.

What part of the Bible should I read to get closer to God? ›

If you are looking for encouragement, light in times of darkness, promises of God's protection, or assurance of God's presence, Psalms is the right book for you. Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is one of the most famous. It describes how God created heaven, earth, and man.

What are the main 4 teaching of Jesus? ›

Within Jesus Christ's teachings we find the plan for our happiness, our redemption, and our salvation—a divine blueprint that includes faith in Christ, repentance, baptism, keeping God's commandments, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

What are the 4 themes of the Bible? ›

The 4 Major Themes of the Bible: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. There are 4 main themes that interconnect the history of the Judeo-Christian worldview.

What are the 4 categories of the Bible? ›

The writings are of four types: Gospels, acts of the apostles, epistles, and apocalypse. The New Testament contains four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books tell the stories about Jesus' life, ministry, and death.

What is the fastest way to memorize a chapter in the Bible? ›

  1. Step 1: Read and Meditate. The most common way most of us try to memorize Scripture is to read it over and over again. ...
  2. Step 2: Write It Into Your Heart. Reading the Scripture is a great place to start, but there is more. ...
  3. Step 3: Recall the Verse.

What is a good Bible study for beginners? ›

If you are a new Christian, we recommend that you start with the book, “A Fresh Start,” the ideal place for new-to-the-Bible Christians to begin learning about the spiritual riches and abundant life that God has prepared for us. Then, read the books of Matthew, Luke and John.

What is the easy Bible study method? ›

SOAP is a simple method for reading and applying God's word to our lives. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer and involves four simple steps: Scripture – Read a short Bible passage out loud and/or write it out. Observation – What do you notice about the verses?

What are the 4 main branches of theology? ›

So what are the four types of theology? The four types include biblical theology, historical theology, systematic (or dogmatic) theology, and practical theology.

What is the sword method of Bible study? ›

The Sword Method helps believers learn how to read the Bible as well as understand and apply it to their lives. It starts with a simple picture of a sword, which has four sides that coincide with four questions. We encourage them to ask these same four questions every time they read a passage of Scripture.

What does soap mean in Bible study? ›

stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. It is a way of getting more out of your time in God's Word. The S.O.A.P method of Bible Study (for individuals or small groups) does not require a theology degree or special leadership skills.

How long does it take to prepare a Bible study? ›

For most Bible studies, I spread my preparation time out over a week. I finish the task by spending 30–60 minutes/day. I also have friends that pack their preparation into one or two longer time blocks. Some simply prefer this; others do it out of necessity.

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