iPhone - Reading Plans

** Please note that we have updated our Reading Plan feature in the app. Though many screenshots below will be similar, there will be some differences in these screenshots and what you see in your app.**

Introduction  BibleReader includes several different reading plans to help guide you through the Bible. 

Each reading plan uses a calendar so you can easily view what you should read for a specific date.

How to Start a New Plan This section explains how to start a new reading plan. In the example below, we will begin with the ESV translation open to Romans 5:1.

Tap the suitcase (My Stuff) icon to display the My Stuff menu.

Tap “Reading Plans” to display the the reading plan options.

Tap “Daily Reading: Chronological” to display the setup screen for this plan.

In the “Plan Name” field, enter a name for the plan. We will enter “My Plan 01.” If this is the first reading plan you have set up, the On button will be selected by default in the “Set As Default Plan” field.  Tap the Done button to save your named plan.

To start reading, tap the name of the plan (“My Plan 01” in the graphic above), and then tap the Start Reading button (left graphic below) to display the day’s reading

(right graphic below).



Following the steps outlined above, you can create multiple reading plans, based on the Chronological, M’Cheyne, and Beginning-to-End models. How BibleReader Reading Plans Work. You Continue Reading and You Are Not Tied to a Date. As the explanations and graphics above indicate, BibleReader’s reading plans do not tie you to specific dates. If you miss a day, you can easily make it up or choose not to. This built-in flexibility and the fact that BibleReader does not make you feel guilty about missing days will encourage you to be a more faithful reader! Reading Plan Information Screen The Reading Plan Information screen displays the following information:

  • Today’s date
  • The reading plan type—Chronological, M’Cheyne, Beginning-to-End
  • How many day’s of reading you have completed
  • The date you started the plan
  • The date you last read
  • The projected end date—the date when you will complete the reading plan
  • Continue Reading button—see below for explanation.
  • View List of Days button—see below for explanation.
  • View Today’s Assignment—see below for explanation.

Continuing Your Reading Plan BibleReader’s reading plans are smart; they remember where you left off. After you have completed a day’s reading and return to your reading plan, you will see how many day’s worth of reading you have completed.

To continue reading where you left off, tap the name of your plan to display the Continue Reading screen.

Tap the Continue Reading button to continue reading where you left off.

Next and Done Buttons in Text If you are using the M’Cheyne reading plan, you will see a Next button at the end of each segment of a day’s assignment. Tapping the Next button takes you to the next segment of the day’s reading. When you reach the end of the last segment for the day, you will see a Done button. Tapping the Done button returns you to the Reading Plan Information Screen.

The Beginning-to-End reading plan rarely uses the Next and Done buttons because it is a linear plan; it does not jump from one part of the Bible to another. The Chronological plan uses the Next and Done buttons, but they appear less frequently than when using the M’Cheyne reading plan, because the Chronological plans jumps between parts of the Bible less than the the M’Cheyne plan does.

Which Bible Does It Use? The active reading plan uses the Bible you currently have open. If you open a reading plan with no Bible open, BibleReader uses the last opened Bible.

Viewing List of Days in the Reading Plan While viewing the Reading Plan Information screen, tap the View List of Days button (bottom left corner of the graphic below) to display the reading for a given day (right graphic below). Since you are just beginning this plan and have not completed any readings, none of the “Assigned Days” in the right-hand graphic below will be marked as completed.

As you complete a reading, tap the circle to the right of that day to show that you have done so.


Viewing Today’s Reading Assignment Open the Reading Plan Information screen to view your assignment for a given day. Tap the View Today’s Assignment button to display the current assignment.

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