Bible Reading Plan Generator

Happy New Year! I didn’t a chance to post here in 2019, so I’m starting off 2020 with an update to a “Bible Reading Plan Generator” tool I built a while back, now with its own domain:

There are so many great Bible reading plans out there, including traditional 365 (or 366!) day plans, chronological plans, the 5 Day Bible Reading plan, the M’Cheyne plan, and so on. But I’ve always wanted to be able to change things around on the fly, select the books I wanted to read (Genesis, Psalms, and John), the length of time (30 days or 900 days), the days of the week, and the format, and be able to see it in real time.

Here are some examples of what it can do:

Traditional Plan Calendar View with Colors

This is the default start plan with the option of genre colors turned on to show you were you are in the story.

M’Cheyne Plan with Sundays off

M’Cheyne’s plan has 4 daily readings and includes the New Testament and Psalms twice. But, it assumes a 7 day reading plan, so this tool allows you to take Sundays off and allow it to shift.

If you like M’Cheyne’s combined OT/NT readings, you can create your own using the “OT/NT Overlap” option to create a daily reading of OT and NT through the year.

New Testament and Psalms in 150 Days

Here, I’ve unselected the Old Testament, checked the “Daily Psalm” and set the number of days to 150 (to match the number of Psalms). I’ve also set it to a list view.

Chronological Plan, Weekly View

You can also create a chronological plan and then customize the days of the week and time frame.

Book View: NT in 90 days

One other fun option is to view the plan in terms of the books of the Bible, in this case the New Testament over a 90 day period.

Multilingual Versions

The generator also has several additional languages like Spanish, Hindi, and Chinese.

Other Options

You can do all kinds of other things like “Read Genesis and Revelation together in a month, read the Deuterocanonical works in a quarter, or a chapter a day (over 3.25 years).

If there’s something else you’d like to create, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

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John Dyer

In my day job, I work at Dallas Theological Seminary, and at night I write Bible software for countries whose leaders could be called "overlords." This one time, I wrote a book about technology and Christian faith. You can find out more about what I'm up to at

4 thoughts on “Bible Reading Plan Generator”

    1. Yes, just press print on your browser and it will bring up a version without the menu stuff on the left. You might need to adjust the size (e.g., 80%), margins, and/or add the colors to the background.

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