I wanted to start doing the Robert M’Cheyne Bible reading plan this year. In it there is about 4 chapters per day, organized to have two from the Old Testament, and two from the New. There is an emphasis on reading the New Testament twice throughout the year.
Here’s a PDF of M’Cheyne’s plan with some pros and cons mentioned at the start:
No big deal – there are a lot of ways to keep track. Well, I’m the kind of guy I don’t want to have paper around, so I’d like to avoid printing something off. I also don’t want to install an app that doesn’t let me manage things precisely.
You guessed it! It’s time for a spreadsheet.
Unfortunately, the PDF I had above isn’t really conducive to importing into a spreadsheet. So I grabbed a PDF from this site:
Specifically, I grabbed from the Printables:
And I modified from there.
The result? A spreadsheet that has every reading in its own cell, every date in its own cell, and a checkmark box for each reading. Reusable each year, because the dates don’t mention a year. It’s a Google Sheet, so feel free to download, copy, revise. Etc.
- Download spreadsheet: Bible Reading Plan by M’Cheyne, adapted from Edgington’s printables
- Also available, my google sheet, though many get confused about how to download it without asking for “edit” permissions
If you use it and like it, let me know. If you think there are mistakes or improvements to be made, please let me know. If you want to distribute it, please credit me and Ben Edgington (edginet.org).