The Full-Speed-Ahead Approach
This approach to reading the Bible in a year is the simplest by far:
All you do is read straight through the Bible, 3-4 chapters a day if you want to read 7 days of the week OR 4-5 chapters a day if you want to read 5 days of the week. Only one bookmark is required.
The Little-Bit-of-Everything Approach
This approach is an extension of the Summer Bible Reading Challenge chart I borrowed from Mr. Ellis:
Using this plan, you will read a little from the Law/History, Wisdom/Prophets, and the New Testament each week. The average number of chapters you read each day are the same as with the first approach; however, reading from different sections of the Bible may help you 1) focus more on what you're reading and 2) make more connections between different Bible books.
The Legacy-Reading Approach
This approach was actually developed by Hank Hanegraaff in order to encourage daily Bible reading:
Personally, I think I'll try the third approach in 2012; it looks interesting, and it's a method I haven't tried before. Whether you use one of these schedules or not, I hope that this challenge helps inspire you to become a daily Bible reader!
As another form of encouragement, feel free to comment about your progress and/or struggles. I'll do the same periodically, and together we'll hold ourselves accountable. Sound like a plan?