Over the last couple of years, I’ve been inundated with various requests to provide different options for the Children’s Bible Reading plan for kids. Thanks to the help of my speedy cut-and-paste son, Angus, I’ve been able to produce something that I hope will meet most of the requests.
At the moment I publish two versions a week:
- Morning and Evening: These notes provide a reading from the Old Testament in the morning and one from the New Testament in the evening. In addition to each reading there is either a verse to write out or a simple question to answer.
- Single Use: These notes provide one New Testament reading a day, again with either a verse or a question.
These weekly notes will still be published every Saturday.
What Angus has done for me (see below) is to cut and paste all the entries from each book of the Bible we’ve covered into one document per book. So, for example, if you download the Exodus pdf, you’ll find the book of Exodus covered in that one document at the rate of one reading per day (together with the usual verse to write or question to answer).
If you want to have two readings a day, say a New Testament reading as well, then download one of the New Testament documents and use that as well.
Just few words of qualification. First, Genesis is not complete. We actually started the plan a couple of years ago with Exodus because I figured most people knew Genesis. We’ve only recently gone back to study Genesis and that’s now up to chapter 25. You could still start with Genesis and check back in a few weeks for the completed document.
Second, some of the books don’t start on the Sunday (some Thursday, or Tuesday, etc). That’s because when we were working our way through the books consecutively, they did not all finish conveniently on a Saturday! Instead of adding hugely to Angus’ cut-and-paste burden, we just kept it as it was. If you choose John, for example, just wait until Thursday to start.
Third, remember that I decided to focus mainly on narrative as the plan is for children. Hence, no Leviticus, Numbers starts at chapter 9, and some other chapters are also left out. It’s not that I deem these chapters any less important, but I simply wanted to maximize the interest and engagement of kids. I also omitted chapters that I thought best for parents to teach to their children at what they would deem an appropriate stage in their development.
Fourth, there are probably errors here and there in these documents. I’d be grateful if you could leave a note of any you discover in the comments box.
For further details on the thinking behind this plan, read this post.
May God bless you and your children as you study the Word of life.