Read The Bible Through in a Year
Month 1
Month 2
Month 3
Month 4
Month 5
Month 6
Month 7
Month 8
Month 9
Month 10
Month 11
Month 12

Bible Reading Tips and Resources
The Teaching Home’s Unique Bible Reading Schedule
Month-by-Month Schedule (Sidebar)
Other Online Reading Schedules

Bible Reading Tips and Resources

     “Worldly worldview in; worldly worldview out.” We can counteract the influences around us in no better way than by immersing our family in God’s truth.
     “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).

Add to Your Bible Reading
  • Meditation
  • Memorization
  • Discussion (throughout the day)
  • Application (to practical situations)

When Reading Your Bible
  • Seek for God in His Word.
  • Note instructions to obey.
  • Find and trust promises.
  • Observe good (and bad) examples.

How To Come to Your Bible Reading
  • Pray for understanding.
  • Be right with God and others.
  • Be eager to hear God’s Word.
  • Be willing to do His will.

How To Interpret the Bible
     Although most of the Bible is straightforward and clear, the following principles will help ensure that you come to an accurate understanding of God’s words to you:
  • Stay true to the context of the passage.
  • Use standard word definitions and grammar rules.
  • Observe literary forms.
  • Explore background of history, geography, and customs.
  • Compare Scripture with Scripture; it will agree with itself.
  • Use clear passages to interpret unclear passages.
  • Look up difficult words in the Greek or Hebrew.

Use Bible Study Tools
     Bible reference books can greatly help you and your family study God’s Word.
  • Bible Handbook
  • Subject Index & Chain Reference (in Bible)
  • Topical Bible
  • Interlinear Bible
  • Hebrew & Greek Lexicons
  • Concordance
  • Maps
  • Commentaries
  • Parallel Bible
  • Bible Dictionary
  • Bible Encyclopedia
     You can build your own Bible reference library book by book. Many of these study helps are available free online at:

Bible Reading Tip
     You can listen to an audio recording of the Scriptures while following along in your own Bible. This is especially helpful to get through the names in the Old Testament and to keep the pace from getting bogged down.

Listen to the Bible Online
     Christian actor George Sarris narrates the King James Version of the Bible word-for-word at: The Audio Bible

Bible Study Resources
     You may obtain Bible curriculum and study helps from many of the fine home-school publishers and suppliers that have been approved for advertising in The Teaching Home.
     You may link to their websites at: Select “Classified Resources” on the yellow file folders and then choose “Bible.”

The Teaching Home
Unique Reading Schedule

     We have designed a unique Bible reading schedule with the following features:
  • Start any month.
  • Read 6 days a week (allows for church on Sunday).
  • Read 4 weeks per month (24 days per month).

     This gives you 4-7 days per month, counting the Sundays, to catch up and stay on schedule.

Week 1 _______________
Gen. 1-4Ps. 1Matt. 1
Gen. 5-9Prov. 1:1-7Matt. 2
Gen. 10-14Ps. 2Matt. 3

Column 1: Complete Bible (minus Psalms and Proverbs)
Column 2: Psalms and Proverbs
Column 3: Optional Second Reading of New Testament

     These selections may be combined in different ways. For example:
     You may want to do one or two family readings of Columns 1 and 2 and use Column 3 for private or school reading.
     Alternatively, if you have very young children, you may want to do Columns 2 and 3 for your family reading and Column 1 for your private reading.

     Get The Teaching Home’s complete Bible-reading schedule by clicking on the months in the column to the left.

Other Online Schedules
The following websites have schedules and/or text for Bible reading.

  • Choose from five ways to read through the Bible: chronologically, historically, Old and New Testatments together, beginning to end, or blended:

  • Four categories of readings for each day: historical, devotional, prophetic, and doctrinal:

  • Charts progress; choice of translation if reading online:

  • © 2002, The Teaching Home
    Box 20219, Portland OR 97294
    About The Teaching Home | Getting Started | Resource Directory
    State & National Organizations | Magazine Supplements
    Subscriptions & Customer Service | Support Group Services