Exploring the Bible: A One-Year Reading Plan

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

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The Bible can be rather intimidating to young readers (and old ones alike) and it can be immeasurably helpful to have a little guidance when working through the Scriptures independently for the first time. This reading plan, based on Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray, is meant to be just that.

In the introduction, Murray says:

It won’t take you to every part of the Bible, but it will take you to the main peaks and give you an all-round view of its beautiful landscape. At times we’ll slow down and look at some parts more closely. Other times, we’ll speed up in order to get to the next major mountain peak in the Bible’s story. By the end of a year, you’ll have learned skills to help you explore the Bible on your own with safety and success.

Exploring the Bible

David Murray

This simple, gospel-centered, 365-day Bible reading plan guides children ages 6–12 through the most important passages of the Bible, helping them see and appreciate the big-picture storyline of Scripture.

A Reading Plan for Kids

With six readings per week (taking Sundays to rest and reflect), this Scripture reading plan based on Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray will guide kids aged 6–12 through key passages of the Old and New Testaments—pointing young hearts to know and understand God’s power over creation, his work in redemption, and the hope in his resurrection.

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