How to Read the New Testament in One Year

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You can read the New Testament in one year if you read one chapter each week day. Read it with you kids. Click through to get a FREE blank Bible reading journal for the Gospel of Matthew at kidsintheword.net.

Did you know?

To read the New Testament in one year seems daunting, but did you know…?

  • There are on average 260 week days in a year.
  • The New Testament has 260 chapters.

2015 has 261 week days. That’s 261 Mondays through Fridays in this year. If you read just one chapter a day, you can read through the entire New Testament in a year. And you’ll have a day left over in 2015.

Want to take it up a notch?

Read one chapter of the New Testament each week day with your kids. Then you AND your kids have read the entire New Testament together!

Want to go a little faster?

  • There are 130 week days January – June of 2015.
  • It takes 130 days complete the New Testament if you read 2 chapters a day.

So, if you read 2 chapters a day, you can read through the New Testament by the end of June 2015.

The Bible Reading Journal


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I wanted my son to have a place where he could write his thoughts as we read. A place to ask questions, define words, draw pictures, copy a verse, or write a prayer. I wanted it to be a keepsake that he could add to over the years and refer back to in the future. Out of that desire came the Bible Reading Journal.

Take your kids through the Bible with your kids using this Bible Reading Journal.

Jonathan, my 7-year-old, and I took this challenge last year. We went at a pace of 2 chapters per day and finished the entire New Testament in about 6 months. Each day he wrote in his journal after reading. He usually liked to ask a question or define big words in his journal.

It’s not too late to set a goal for you and your kids this year. Grab a copy of the the Bible Reading Journal and get started! Make a habit. Maybe you’ll even take the next challenge to read the entire Bible with your kids before they leave your home?

FREE Matthew Bible Reading Journal

Here is a subscriber freebie to give you a sneak peek at this journal. You can get the book of Matthew Bible Reading Journal for free here.

You can read the New Testament in one year if you read one chapter each week day. Read it with you kids. Click through to get a FREE blank Bible reading journal for the Gospel of Matthew at kidsintheword.net.

Tell me in the comments, are you going to read through the New Testament this year with your kids? If not, what is your reading goal for the year?

Written by amanda

amanda

Amanda is a former church communications director turned work-at-home(schooling)-mom. She has a MA in Old Testament Studies and a BA in Bible. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and they have three boys. In addition to running Kids in the Word, she writes about faith, motherhood, and homeschooling at The Pelsers and is also the author of Finding Joy in Depression.

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Comments

  1. I am so thankful for this. As easy as this really is, for some reason, the breakdown of the 260 chapters in 261 days makes this so doable. The kids and I started today. We bought the journals to use. I’m praying that a year of this will not only build great habit and pattern in reading God’s Word daily, but also will build a great desire in my kids’ lives to read His Word.

    An added bonus, I’m the Director of Children’s Ministries at our church, and I have challenged all of the 3rd-6th graders to read through the New Testament this year. I pray that the families are blessed through it.

    Thanks again for the resource.

  2. Brilliant! We will be reading through the New Testament this year.

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