Reading Schedule New Testament

The dating and order of New Testament texts is a difficult process. Day, date and time were not as important to ancient people as they are to us. We also do not have the original copies of any of the books of the New Testament. Any time we develop a chronological list of New Testament books we need to recognize that our listing is somewhat tentative and may need to be revised as scholars continue their work.
In some ways it may be better to think about New Testament texts in terms of earlier, middle and later groups of writings. We are proposing to read the New Testament in this roughly chronological order because we hope all of us might gain some insight by reading the books out of their canonical order.
As we begin each book, our “Blog” page will discuss the historical and literary background of each book. Under the “Resources” tab – “Helpful Hints for Reading the New Testament” will offer some general information and, we hope, helpful hints that will add to your reading experience.

Thanks to Mark Rich and Peace Lutheran Church (Holland, MI) for the idea and the reading order.

Week
 1 1 Thessalonians
 2 Galatians 1-5
 3 Galatians 6 + Philippians
 4 1 Corinthians 1-5
 5 1 Corinthians 6-10
 6 1 Corinthians 11-15
 7 1 Corinthians 16 + Philemon + 2 Corinthians 1-3
 8 2 Corinthians 4-8
 9 2 Corinthians 9-13
 10 Romans 1-5
 11 Romans 6-10
 12 Romans 11-15
 13 Romans 16 + Mark 1-4
 14 Mark 5-9
 15 Mark 10-14
 16 Mark 15-16 + 2 Thessalonians 1-3
 17 Matthew 1-5
 18 Matthew 6-10
 19 Matthew 11-15
 20 Matthew 16-20
 21 Matthew 21-25
 22 Matthew 26-28 + James 1-2
 23 James 3-5 + Luke 1-2
24 Luke 3-7
25 Luke 8-12
26 Luke 13-17
 27 Luke 18-22
 28 Luke 23-24 + Acts 1-3
29 Acts 4-8
 30 Acts 9-13
 31 Acts 14-18
 32 Acts 19-23
 33 Acts 24-28
 34 Hebrews 1-5
 35 Hebrews 6-10
 36 Hebrews 11-13 + John 1-2
 37 John 3-7
 38 John 8-12
 39 John 13-17
40 John 18-21 + Colossians 1
41 Colossians 2-4 + 1 Peter 1-2
 42 1 Peter 3-5 + Jude + Ephesians 1
 43 Ephesians 2-6
 44 2 Peter 1-3 + 1 Timothy 1-2
45 1 Timothy 3-6 + 2 Timothy 1
 46 2 Timothy 2-4 + Titus 1-2
 47 Titus 3 + 1 John 1-4
 48 1 John 5 + 2 John + 3 John + Revelation 1-3
 49 Revelation 4-8
 50 Revelation 9-13
 51 Revelation 14-18
 52 Revelation 19-22