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To the 5-year Bible Reading Plan (BRP) Plus!

Why is it called the 5-Year BRP Plus?

It is not just another BRP. The 5-Year BRP Plus is complete with Questions and Devotions.

It has also reproduced the Questions and Answers in the 39 books of the O.T. and in the 27 N.T. books. This makes them readily accessible in the 66 designated Bible books. 

  1. The Bible records that – 26 God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them (Gen.1:26-27).
  2. Not surprisingly, the Creator made us to communicate with Him – 1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. ‘Give us each day our daily bread. 4 ‘And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who has offended or wronged us. And lead us not into temptationbut rescue us from evil.” (Lk.11:1-4).
  3. The Word of God was given to those He made to speak, to hear, and with the ability to write, as Peter stated – 19 So we have the prophetic word made more certain. You do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and light breaks through the gloom and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But understand this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own personal interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God (2 Pet.1:19-21).

    He is not willing that any perish but that all might share eternal life as it is written – The Lord does not delay and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Pet.3:9).

    The apostle John added – 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His One and Only Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him as Saviour shall not perish but have eternal life (Jn.3:16).  

  4. The focus of the Bible is Jesus – 15 He is the exact living image of the unseen God, the firstborn and originator of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place in everything. 19 For it pleased the Father for all the fullness of deity to dwell in Him, 20 and through the Son to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven (Col.1:14).

    After the resurrection, Jesus explained to His disciples – 44 … “This is what I told you while I was still with you that everything which has been written about Me in the Law of Moses and the writings of the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to help them to understand the Scriptures (Lk.24:44-45).
  5. The Bible is not just facts about God. The goal of reading and studying the Bible should be to get to know the world’s only Saviour better. Jesus said so to the religious leaders – 39 You search and keep on searching and examining the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and yet it is thosevery Scriptures that testify about Me (Jn.5:39)

    In His High Priestly prayer, Jesus expressed His yearning that we would see life from His point of view – 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me, may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world (Jn.17:24).
  6. After redeeming the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, God supernaturally provided manna to feed His people throughout the 40-year wilderness journeys (c.f. Exo.Chpt.16). Jesus drew the parallel between this manna and our need to daily feed on every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord – He humbled you and allowed you to be hungry and fed you with manna, a substance which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, so that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord (Deut.8:3).

    This was the basis upon which Christ lived and fought the devil during His temptation – But Jesus replied, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God(Mt.4:4).
  7. For that reason, we should read, study, apply, and claim the promises and principles of the Bible so that we may live a life that pleases the Lord as God reminded Israel – 11 “For this commandment which I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. 12 It is not a secret hidden in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?’ 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may obey it (Deut.30:11-14).

    The apostle Paul showed us how to please God when he wrote – 16 Let the word of Christ have its home within you as you teach and admonish and train one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in dependence on Him, giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Col.3:16-17)
  1. There are a variety of Bible reading plans to help familiarise you with the Bible. I have used many different styles over the years. All are designed to bring us blessing from God.


  1. Many of these only select sections of the Bible the authors consider to be the most beneficial. However, since all Scripture is from God, we should be exposed to the whole Bible – 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for instruction, for conviction of sin, for correction of error, for training in right living; 17 so that the man of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim.3:16-17).


  1. A number of One Year BRP’s have also been produced that take readers through the whole Bible either chronologically or in sequence in a single year.


  1. There are 929 O.T. and 260 N.T. chapters for a total of 1189 chapters in the Bible. A One-Year BRP requires reading 3-4 chapters each day without fail and 22-23 chapters each week. When you miss a day or two, you have to double or triple your readings to read the whole Bible in a year.


  1. Needless to say, this is a huge undertaking. Moreover, it can defeat its purpose if we are to believe the lesson of the Navigators ‘WORD-HAND illustration’ that suggests we only retain about 5% of what we HEAR and only about 15% of what we READ. A BRP can bring much greater blessing when we make time to STUDY, MEMORISE, and MEDITATE on God’s Word.


  1. The 5-Year BRP Plus reduces this time pressure to rush through the Bible. The BRP Plus provides the reader with more time to read, meditate, record, mark, and apply God’s message to us each day.


  1. For any who desire to walk by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God this 5-Year BRP Plus is tailor-made for you!