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Dr. Grant Horner's Bible Reading System

Each day you will read one chapter from each of ten lists.

Use ten bookmarks or sticky notes with the individual lists on them to keep track of your locations. Or use the set of bookmarks provided in the PDF document at he bottom of the page.


On day one, you read Matthew 1, Genesis 1, Romans 1, and so forth. On day 2, read Matthew 2, Genesis 2, etc. On day 29, you will have just finished Matthew, so go to Mark 1 on the Gospel list; you’ll also be almost to the end of 2nd Corinthians and Proverbs, you’ll be reading Psalm 29 and Genesis 29, and so forth.


When you reach the last chapter of the last book in a list – start over again. Rotate all the way through all the Scriptures constantly. Since the lists vary in length, the readings begin interweaving in constantly changing ways.


You will NEVER read the same set of ten chapters together again!


Every year you’ll read through all the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters 4-5 times each, the OT wisdom literature six times, all the Psalms at least twice, all the Proverbs as well as Acts a dozen times, and all the way through the OT History and Prophetic books about 1 ½ times.


Since the interweaving is constantly changing, you will experience the Bible commenting on itself in constantly changing ways - After you’ve read any particular book once or twice, your speed in that book usually doubles or triples because you’re familiar with it and can move quickly and confidently


Many people report moving confidently through the ten chapters in 35-40 minutes.


Use one Bible, keep it, and do all your reading in it, so you learn where everything is.


If you keep switching Bibles, you ‘lose’ this intimacy with the text.


Find a translation and format you like and stick with it. THIS IS CRUCIAL.


Your Bible is the only thing on Earth that, as you wear it out, will actually work better and better.

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