90 Days

Did you ever read the Bible in 90 days?

I signed up for this challenge at church. The official date at church hasn’t started yet. I’ve been testing myself and I am up to the middle of Exodus.

The curriculum suggests 12 pages a day in their suggested Bible which is about 15 chapters.

If I do nothing but read as fast as I can (hardly absorbing the text because I’m a slow methodical reader), it takes about an hour.

If I’m enjoying it and reading at my pace, it is taking about 3-4 hours.

Realistically I don’t have 3-4 hours a day. So I can either “skim” an hour a day, or really enjoy reading but due to my slow pace, not adhere to the 90 day challenge.

I’d love to hear other’s experiences and/or advise. Thanks in advance! 🙂❤🙂

43 thoughts on “90 Days

  1. Hi friend! I’ve done challenges like that. I usually take my study much slower, like you. But I don’t think the challenges were bad for me. They gave me context, which can get lost in slower reading (when what happened 15 chapters prior was 2 or 3 weeks ago, it’s more lost in my brain, than if it was 60 minutes ago). I don’t think the reading time is as rich for me when I read fast, but it does round out some things in my understanding. The Holy Spiritual will help you know if it is right for you at this time or not.

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      1. We thought reading the Bible through in a year was rather hard, the OT is hard to read but we learn something from each reading and now I just read a chapter or two each night and I think I’m getting more into the meaning.

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  2. That’s why I like my One Year through the Bible, that I read just before I go to sleep. I can ponder on what I’m reading and not just whiz through it. If something strikes me, I’ll look it up the next day in my regular Bible to get the rest of the story and context.


    1. 😇 After church,, I tried reading in our church courtyard but my ADD mind kept hearing different conversations, making it hard to focus. Finally I left, came home and house was quiet. Whew.

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  3. Never done a challenge like that. With the way I like to study the Bible, I don’t think I would absorb anything and will be preoccupied with completing the required amount of reading for the day. But each person is different and unless you try it you never know.


    1. Exactly. I have been doing in depth Bible studies at church about 15 years so “studying” is an automatic. I had this same trouble at school bc I slowly absorb as my curious mind takes me all over. And I was supposed to be “getting” 6 different subjects.

      I think a possible solution for me is to read only the Old Testament in 90 days. I read the NT but never the OT the whole way through.

      I’ll give this whole study a go and may need to adjust accordingly. God will let me know. 😀❤😀

      Hope you are having a good Mother’s Day. Or do they not celebrate it in your country?

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      1. Sounds like a good plan Marla. Adjust as you go. The commitment will keep you in the word and that is never a bad thing.
        Yes, we do celebrate Mother’s Day. Thank you and hike you are having a good one too.


  4. I’ve been tempted by the challenge of reading the Bible in one year, but I don’t think that would be a doable pace for me either. I read an average of a couple chapters daily-sometimes more- while referencing back on people and events that I’m not sure about. I also read other Christian and faith-based books as well.

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  5. It’s a challenge indeed, but can be done. I’ve been reading the Bible in 90 days, for the last 18 years, February to April. The first 8 years, I read through it, at different times of the day, and sometimes it took up to 120 days, because I wanted to reread a certain part. It’s not that it gets done in 90 days, but that it gets completed. The next 6 years, I’ve been listening to the audio version, which allows you to listen while you’re driving, walking, washing dishes, cleaning, cooking, and so on. You can absorb it, just as much as reading it. The last two years, I’ve been listening to the 30 days version, which basically means you’re listening to it for hours, and I get it done, in about 40 day. My schedule is extremely busy, and I drive for a living, that’s why the audio version works better for me! It’s wonderful, that you’re looking to do it! God’s grace and blessings to you!


  6. I did that before when I had more time. Now I read one or two chapters a day and verses throughout the day andnpour over them in biweekly Bible study. Reading is the thing. How much at one sitting is not as important as an open heart and humble, obedient spirit when you read. God looks at the heart, not the check list. Lol😃❤️


    1. Thank you for your experience Tonya. Because I’ve “studied” the Bible for years, I almost feel like I’m doing a disservice to God by reading quickly. But on the other hand, I’d really really like to read the WHOLE Bible. I’m grateful so many people are answering. Like they’re saying to try audio and I hadn’t thought of that.

      You’re right though. When I’m at Heaven’s doorstep, He’s not going to say “Here’s a reject, she only completed 40 chapters of my Word.” Heehee

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  7. I would rather absorb the material and not just read to be reading, but to undertake what it is I am reading. But if you really want to do the challenge, why not just play the word of God online? That way, you would still be getting the chapters in. Maybe while you are doing housework, driving, or laying down for bed at night.
    Good post. Thank you for sharing.

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      1. You are so welcome. Thank you for making me think, lol. Yes, I have read the Bible several times. I was reading 1 in Old Testament along with 1 in Psalm, 1 in Proverbs, and 1 in New Testament daily. There is so much wisdom in Psalm and Proverbs. I went through those books so many times. It seems that every time I read, the Lord reveals something different. He is so amazing.


  8. I read the Bible straight through over about a year when i first became Christian. It made me feel like there was a whole lot more to the whole story than just what I was hearing on Sundays.

    I don’t have the time to do that anymore, but I do get a lot out of doing Bible studies by authors like Priscilla shirer. It’s totally worth the $20 to buy the Bible study book and have someone bring pieces of the Bible together that you never would yourself.

    I stiññ have lots of questions about the Bible @!$ I continue to keep asking God for revelation.

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    1. Good for you! Thats wonderful that you did that as a new Christian.

      I love Priscilla Shirer too. I did a summer study at church long ago by her. Her movies are awesome as well, especially War Room.


  9. And here I thought I was getting somewhere reading it in a year lol!

    I think to meditate on it, it would take a little longer, and that’s okay. There’s plenty of time for rushing everything else in this life. Scripture is one of those things I want (and need) to take slowly because the Lord knows I’m pretty hard-headed, and it takes time to sink in!


  10. Hi Erika,, thanks for sharing.. I’m finding that being accountable to adhere to a schedule of at least an hour a day, devoted to God’s Word, I had to adjust but am liking this. Like right now, I know there are worldly things I should do but don’t care…I can do them after spending time with God.


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