The above options represent 10 Reading Plans for ESV Editions, and Crossway has made them accessible in multiple formats:
- Web (a new reading each day appears online at the same link)
- RSS (subscribe to receive by RSS)
- Podcast (subscribe to get your daily reading in audio)
- iCal (download an iCalendar file)
- Mobile (view a new reading each day on your mobile device)
- Print (download a PDF of the whole plan)
You can also access each of these Reading Plans as podcasts:
- Right-click (Ctrl-click on a Mac) the “RSS” link of the feed you want from the above list.
- Choose “Copy Link Location” or “Copy Shortcut.”
- Start iTunes.
- Choose Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast.
- Paste the URL from step three into the box.
- Click OK.
The entire Bible on audio is usually about 75 hours (or 4,500 minutes). If you commute to work 5 days a week, that’s about 260 days a year. And if it takes you, say, 17 minutes to commute each way to work--and if you listen to the Bible on audio during your drive each way--you’ll get through the entire Bible twice in a year. This probably isn’t the only way to do Bible intake--but it’s one most of us should take advantage of more.
More Help With Your Bible Reading Plan...
The Gospel Coalition’s For the Love of God Blog takes you through the M’Cheyne reading plan, with a meditation each day by D. A. Carson related to one of the readings.
George Guthrie has a very helpful Read the Bible for Life Chronological Bible Reading Plan. Guthrie has also made a a booklet version of the Read the Bible for Life 4+1 Reading Plan. The plan is similar to the Discipleship Journal plan, but in addition to reading in four different places in the Scriptures, you also read a psalm a day, cycling through the psalms twice in the year. This plan is semi-chronological, placing the prophets and the NT letters in rough chronological order.
Don Whitney has a simple but surprisingly effective tool: A Bible Reading Record. It's a list of every chapter in the Bible, and you can check them off as you read them at whatever pace you want.
For the highly motivated and disciplined, Grant Horner’s plan has you reading each day a chapter from ten different places in the Bible.
Joe Carter explain James Gray’s method of "How to Master the English Bible."
What We Believe About the Bible
Here's some additional information about the Bible from the Southern Baptist Convention, The Baptist Faith and Message.