Professor Grant Horner's Bible-Reading System
100 Year Reading Lists Available Here
Professor Grant Horner’s unusual, challenging, and life-changing Bible-Reading System is unlike any other you have ever seen. Try it for ONE MONTH and ﬁnd out for yourself! You will never be the same.
How it works is you read ten chapters a day, one chapter from each of ten different lists of books of the Bible. When you finish a list, you go back to the beginning of that list. The lists have different numbers of chapters. As you cycle through the lists, the daily reading selections will not repeat themselves for about 5.8 trillion days. You will have a different reading every day of your life! You will see new relationships throughout Scripture, creating a panoramic and still detailed view of the Bible.
Professor Horner says, “Did you know about all the similarities between Ecclesiastes and 2 Corinthians? How about the relationship between Deuteronomy and Mahew? It is like no other system that way, and it provides constant variety (which humans love) as well as consistent conviction (which humans hate).” Read his story about the system.
The Ten Lists
List 1 (89 days) Mahew, Mark, Luke, John
List 2 (187 days) Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
List 3 (78 days) Romans, I&II Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, Hebrews
List 4 (65 days) I&II ess, I&II Tim, Titus, Philemon, James, I&II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude, Revelation
List 5 (62 days) Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
List 6 (150 days) Psalms
List 7 (31 days) Proverbs
List 8 (249 days) Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I&II Samuel, I&II Kings, I&II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
List 9 (250 days) Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
List 10 (28 days) Acts
The graphic below displays the system visually for the first 50 days.
First 50 Days Reading Sample
Secrets to Success
- Read one chapter from each list each day; in one sitting or two. At the end of a book; go to the next book. At the end of the list; start it again. Do it in the order given above.
- Read quickly (without “speed-reading”) to get the overall sense. Read as fast as you comfortably can with moderate retention. You’re not studying intensely or memorizing; shoot for 5-6 minutes per chapter. At the end of a chapter, move immediately to the next list.
- GET THROUGH THE TEXT – no dawdling, back reading, looking up cross-references!
- There are diﬀerent ‘kinds’ of reading: super-quick skimming, careful moderate-paced, studying the text, deep meditation. You should be between the first and second kind.
- Most people decrease their time spent and increase their retention after just two-three weeks! I now read and retain the entire text of Mahew in 35 minutes, Romans in 20, Genesis in one hour!
- Don’t look up anything you ‘don’t get’ – real understanding will come through contextualizing by reading a LOT of scripture over time. Get through the text!
- If you miss a day or two – ok, get over it, then keep going. Don’t cover yourself in sackcloth and ashes and quit! Move the bookmarks along, to find your place(s) quickly the next day.
If you are wondering why you should read the book of Acts (or Proverbs) through every single month, then — you’ve just shown that you NEED to read them that often!
The goal of this system is simple and twofold: To know scripture, and to love and obey God more!
Bookmarks or Reading List
Many people use markers to keep their place for the next reading. I prefer to keep a list of the readings so I can check off chapters I read in a row, make a small note to go back and study, and maintain my place in the system should my toddler, or I remove the markers.
If you would like to use bookmarks with this system, these are some of the most beautiful that you can print.
100 Year Reading List
As time goes on the lists interweave to get a beautiful panoramic view of the Bible. The reading list won’t repeat for billions of years. Below are two 100-year reading lists to last your lifetime. Should you be reading more and need a longer list, contact me. Should you have a particular layout request, contact me as well.
One list has room for notes. I use it because often I’ll read a verse and want to study, memorize, or underline it. I make a note that is simply the verse number and a word. I relax and read faster knowing I won’t forget which verses I want to go back on after my reading or later in the week. Recall, this system is about getting through the text. Be careful that the layout of the notes doesn’t send you down a rabbit trail getting you off track.