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2023 Most Accurate Printable Chronological Bible Reading Plan

Are you looking for the most accurate chronological Bible reading plan?


If you want to know how to read the Bible in chronological order, understand who the authors of the Bible were, when each of the 66 Books of the Bible was written and how the precious scriptural truths found in scripture can be applied to your life - then I have the most accurate Bible plan that I could find, for you!


Reading the Bible in chronological order means reading the events of the Bible in the order that they happened in history, rather than the order they are presented in the Bible text.


I also have more Bible study printables to help you reach the awesome, life-changing goal of reading the Bible in a year, praying, and applying scripture to your life!


Books Of The Bible In Chronological Order List PDF

I'm so excited to present to you a journey through the most famous and well-read book of all time - The Bible.

Join me on this special journey through both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible in chronological order and enjoy learning about the timelines of when all these Books of the Bible were written.


The most accurate chronological Bible reading plan PDF that I could find is written by the Blue Letter Bible. It is available to print out for free but just looking at the 2 pages that you can print out made me dizzy. I need a chronological Bible reading plan that has boxes that I can tick as I read each day's portion of the scriptures.


So I made my own chronological Bible reading plan, using the Blue Letter Bible as a guide. This Bible plan is in a chronological order list, spread over 13 pages with boxes that you can tick as you read through each passage of scripture portioned out for that day. This list is undated, so if you find that it isn't possible to read each day, you can continue reading at your own pace, while reading through the Bible in chronological order.


But I have a plan to keep you on track reading through the Bible in chronological order throughout this year - see the invitation at the bottom of this post!


Most Accurate Printable Chronological Bible Reading Plan

You will find our printable chronological reading plan in our digital/printable Scriptural Grace Book shop. Please note that this is a digital file that you have access to immediately. It is in a PDF format and which means you can download the file to your phone or another digital device and read, and annotate on it if you open it in a PDF reader such as GoodNotes, Samsung notes, or in the Books app if you have an iPhone or iPad. It is also perfect for printing out.


Printable chronological bible reading plan

Printable chronological bible reading plan workbook

Our printable chronological Bible plan has a daily Bible study page and a daily prayer page with guided questions to guide you in praying through the Bible in a year and applying it to your life. Print them out 365 times or add them in your GoodNotes app. I have added cover pages for each month so that you can print out the pages that you require and section them off each month in a binder.


The daily Bible study page has questions to help you retain some of the scripture that you read and then apply it to your life.


The prayer page uses the acronym, A.C.T.S to guide you through praying the scripture that God highlighted to you as you read it. At the end of your day, try and take a few minutes to reflect on the scriptures you have read that day and how God is speaking to you through them.


There is a prompt at the end of the day section for you to plan your quiet time for the next day. Research shows that if you plan ahead, you are more likely to follow through with your plan. The third page available in your printable chronological Bible plan is a review page. This is perfect for using every 7 days to reflect on all that God has been showing you through scripture. It is also perfect to use if you are meeting with a group that studies the Bible together for a year.


Old and New Testament in chronological order summary sheets

I have also added 2 Bible study sheets that will add great satisfaction to you as you read through the Bible in chronological order. The Old Testament and New Testament summary sheets give you an overall view of the Bible in chronological order. The summary sheets are in a printable format that you can refer to as you study the Bible this year.


Old Testament timeline printable


Old Testament timeline printable

The Old Testament timeline printable is a chart with the name of each book of the Bible, the name of each author, and the approximate date that it was written.


This visual representation of the Old Testament timeline of events will help you get a general overview of how all the books fit together as you study the Bible.











New Testament timeline printable


New testament timeline printable

The New Testament timeline printable chart also contains the books of the New Testament, the dates that they were written, and their authors.


I hope that the chronological Bible reading plan with the Old and New Testament summary sheets and the Old and New Testament timeline sheets make your study of the Bible an enjoyable one.









Why should you read the Bible in chronological order?

Here are 3 reasons why you should read the Bible in chronological order:

  1. It allows you to see the events and stories of the Bible unfold in the order that they actually happened. This can provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the content and significance of each story.

  2. Reading the Bible in chronological order can help to highlight the interconnectedness of its various parts. By seeing how the stories and events of the Old Testament connect to and foreshadow those of the New Testament, you can gain a better understanding of the overall narrative of the Bible.

  3. Reading the Bible in chronological order can help you to see the progress and growth of God's plan throughout history. As you read the stories of the Old Testament, you can see how God's plan for salvation was gradually revealed and fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ.

Overall, reading the Bible in chronological order can provide a deeper and more meaningful experience, helping you to better understand and appreciate the word of God, His love letter to us!

An invitation to study the Bible in chronological order in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group


invitation to study the bible in chronological order in the restoring beauty for ashes facebook group

You are invited to join us in studying together the Bible in chronological order in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. My plan is to write a Bible study workbook on each day of our chronological Bible reading plan. It will most likely take me a year to write it but each day in our Facebook group I will post my 'cliff notes ' on each day's scripture readings. I will be talking about the timeline, and author of each reading and there will be specific guided questions. These posts are intended to encourage you as you study the Bible.


Would you like to join us in our Facebook group? Find us HERE


Benefits of studying the Bible in chronological order

You will be blessed as you intentionally study the Bible in chronological order this year. You will gain an overview of why and how God loves you so much. God's plan was for us to be in a right and good relationship with Him back in the Book of Genesis you will read about the fall of Adam and Eve which meant that for all of us, sin had entered the world and severed that right and good relationship with God.


But God....


God has a good plan for each of us and that plan includes restoring a relationship between Him and us. So the Bible records the beautiful restoration plan of establishing a godly lineage for Jesus Christ to be born, just so that He can die on the cross, taking our sins with Him. All of this is to restore a perfect relationship with God.


You and I are so loved. There is power in scripture. It is a supernatural mystery and I invite you to read, meditate and pray through scripture this year with me.


My hope is that as you embark on this chronological Bible study of the Bible that you will:

  1. Experience a growing love and understanding for the living and breathing word of God.

  2. Experience more daily intimacy with Jesus as you journal and pray through each of the daily readings.

  3. Grow in your faith and trust in God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. You will be encouraged when you see how God stepped into the lives of the various characters in the Bible.

  4. Gain a heavenly perspective!

Blessings, Karen.


P.S You might enjoy these other Bible resources:


Most accurate chronological printable bible reading plan







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