How to Read the Bible in 90 Days

Reading the Bible in 90 days, from Genesis to Revelation, in just 3 months is easier than you might think. But it’s also a commitment. To help you confidently complete the Bible on schedule, we’ve put together 3 tips for you to have the best experience possible as you grow in your walk with God.

The question we seek to answer: How do you succeed in reading the Bible in 90 days?

1. It’s reading the Bible in 90 days … not studying the Bible in 90 days.

This is taking in the Bible at the 30,000 foot level and going through it quickly. Later, once you finish, you’ll begin to study the Bible. And you’ll do it in a whole new way.

2. You can’t do it alone.

You need a friend, or even a group of friends. Maybe you’re already in a Bible study group, or there’s a different group of people you know at your church. Invite them to join you. It’s always wise to do something like this together, especially if it’s important.

3. Ask the Lord for help.

You need to pray and ask for God’s help. This challenge isn’t easy, but it is worthwhile. And it would be a mistake not to converse with the Lord when setting out to read his word.


You should also consider getting the right tools to help you succeed. You’d be surprised how much one small detail can be the factor that either helps you succeed or keeps you from finishing what you set out to do.

The Bible reading plan

When you use the form below to sign up for Haven’s 90-day Bible reading challenge, we’ll immediately send you a link to print or download the full Bible reading schedule. We’ll also send you weekly emails to encourage you along the way. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to check off each day’s reading to see how far you’ve come and how little you have to go.

The Bible you use

You can use any form of Bible and translation for this plan, but to help ensure your success we have a few recommendations.

First, you don’t want distractions. A study Bible is a great resource at other times, but remember that this is a reading plan, not a studying plan. It’s better to use a Bible without study notes so you have a higher chance of finishing the day’s reading.

Second, you want to optimize for easy reading. This means using a Bible translation you are either already comfortable with, or one that is best for smooth reading. For example, translations like the NASB lean toward a more literal translation, so it can sometimes slow the reader down in a plan like this. On the other hand, translations similar to the NIV are crafted to help move the reader along in a more conversational way.

For a plan as ambitious as this one, choosing the right translation for you can make a big difference! Even the size of the font and spacing may be the factor that determines whether you get to Revelation at the end of month three, or stop short somewhere in Numbers or Leviticus.

I suspect most people reading this already own a Bible that will do just fine. But I’ve found that the official NIV Bible in 90 Days has been one of the most crucial tools for people who undertake this plan. From the font to the spacing to the translation and headings telling you where to start and finish every 12 pages, this is a fantastic resource for someone committed to finishing the challenge on time.


For the many people who have attempted to read God’s word cover-to-cover and fallen short, this 90-day plan is a wonderful way for you to get to the end and thank the Lord for accomplishing something you’ve always wanted to do. It’s a worthy challenge. And I can’t think of a better way to start out 2022.

Will you join me?

About the Author

As the leader of the 80-year-old Haven Ministries, Charles Morris is always thinking of ways to lead Christians and non-Christians to Christ—hence the familiar slogan, “Telling the great story … it’s all about Jesus.” Charles is a former secular journalist, who has worked for United Press International, and as a press secretary for two former U.S. senators. He began working in the Christian world after seminary, coming to Haven as the fourth speaker in 2000. He and his wife, Janet, have written several books, including Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus.


The Bible in 90 Days

Will you join us and take the challenge to see God’s Word in a new and refreshing way?

You can get The Bible in 90 Days, which is a special edition of the NIV Thinline Bible with “start” and “end” markers to help you know where to begin and end each day’s reading.

But before you start reading, don’t forget to sign up for the 90-Day challenge. Once you sign up and activate the challenge, we will send you weekly emails designed to support and encourage you along the way.

30 Comments

  • anamay says:

    I want to read the Bible in 90 days..is there any other way to get guidance from you if i can’t afford to purchase.

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Sorry for the late response. If you are still interested, you can visit https://haventoday.org/90-day-bible-challenge/ to get weekly encouragement and a reading schedule to guide you along the way for free.

      • Nida says:

        Checked the site however I don’t see a drop down to sign up for a weekly encouragement and a reading schedule to read the Bible in 90 days.

        • Corum Hughes says:

          Hi Nida. I’m sorry. It seems that the sign-up form may not be showing up in your browser. We will look into why this is happening for some people. Until then, I went ahead and added you to the challenge manually. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let me know if you don’t receive the activation email.

    • Kathren Kluemper says:

      I already called and gave a donation. Hopefully I can give more throughout the year.

  • Ruth Sipple says:

    Thank you for the Bible in 90 Days. I started reading Feb 1st, so I am reading day 17 today. It has been good.

  • Aleena Thomas says:

    I need a Bible reading plan, I want to read the the entire Bible in 3 months… Help me..

  • I need a Bible reading plan, I want to be more closer to Jesus Christ
    … Help me..

  • Gloria L Seagraves says:

    I’d like to start the 90 day Bible reading program along with my husband.

  • Patti Phillips says:

    Can I get a print of the format of each day. I only enjoy the new King James Version. Ty for the challenge!

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Hey Patti! That sounds great! You can get a link to download the reading schedule when you sign up here. You’ll also have the opportunity to get weekly encouragement emails from Haven once you start reading.

  • Cindy says:

    Can you please email me just a list of the daily readings? I do not need to purchase another Bible, I only request the daily reading schedule. Thank you.

  • Dianne Lake says:

    Please send me the Bible 90 reading plan. I want to use my own Bible.

  • Richard Cote says:

    How much time each day must be devoted to this 90 day bible reading plan?

    • Corum Hughes says:

      This depends on how fast a reader you are. I think one hour is a safe estimate to start from, and you will probably find you fall somewhere close to that range once you get started.

  • Gary Lowe says:

    Please send me link to download 90 day bible reading

  • Carmen Ramnarine says:

    Can you send me the reading plan an bookmark
    Many thanks

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Thanks for reaching out! You can get a link to download the reading schedule when you sign up for the challenge here. If you would like the bookmark mailed to you, please call 800-654-2836 and we’ll get that to your front door shortly.

      • Mandy says:

        When I click on the link it just takes me to the section that shows what others say about the reading plan-doesn’t allow me to sign up for the reading challenge. Please assist.

        • Corum Hughes says:

          Hi Mandy. Sometimes the sign-up form loads more slowly than the rest of the page, perhaps it is even getting stalled at the moment for you. I went ahead and added you to the challenge manually. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let me know if you don’t receive the activation email.

  • Dana Damery says:

    requesting a bookmark/reading plan for Bible in 90 days

  • Fari Manyika Willoughby says:

    My husband and I just finished. Neither of us could have done it effectively without the other. We held each other accountable and it became a crucial part of of our day. We both love how this method links the Old and New Testaments because the material remains new and we remember things in Daniel which we see in Revelation etc. We now look forward to deeper studying of the Word. Thank you for this tool.

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Thanks for letting us know! That’s such an encouraging success story. I pray this experience leads you into a deeper appreciation of Scripture as your study gets more focused.

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