The BibleBase Daily Bread App is a Bible reading schedule based on a 3 year cycle.

The Old Testament is roughly three times longer than the New Testament, but as the Bible contains 'progressive revelation' it is best to spend equal amounts of time in each Testament. So, in the three year cycle you will read the whole of the Old Testament once, but you will read the New Testament three times.

The reading schedule also has a special order. The books have been linked together in a way which, it is hoped, will reveal the progress and the distinctive message of the Bible.

The Old Testament is read in time-period blocks. It is easy to get lost in the Old Testament as the time line constantly doubles back on itself and it is often difficult to know where the prophets fit into the story. This reading schedule tries to keep things together a bit more but not 'verse by verse' as some other schedules attempt. For example the book of Job has no mention of the Law or the Levitical priesthood so Job is read after Genesis. That doesn't mean it fits in exactly after the story of Joseph but it is roughly in the same time period.

The New Testament time line is much easier to follow so here things are done a little bit different here. The four gospels have been separated from each other so that the earthly life of Our Lord Jesus continually mixes with New Testament truth. The goal is to see the New Covenant (or Testament) revealed in the life of Jesus Christ and expounded in the letters. The New Testament readings start with the books with more of a Jewish background and this gives the link with the Old Testament.

The actual order is: Matthew, James, Hebrews, Mark, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, Luke, Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans and then the other letters of Paul. Towards the end the schedules takes you through John's letters and then his Gospel.

What's New

Version 1.6

iPad Retina display support

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Love it!!!


This is by far my favorite Bible study app. There are days I get behind sometimes so I do wish they would offer a catch me up option that would automatically take you back to your last completed day like another of my study apps does. Other than that it's phenomenal. To any who may think its disorganized; it's just the way it's laid out. It's not disorganization. The books of the Bible are not in the order in which they were written, so this app helps us to follow the books in more of a chronological form. If you stay with it you'll most definitely see the stories as they happened with the exception of a couple verses/chapters every now and then that explain the coming book you may be about to start. For example at the beginning it tells the story of how sin entered the world, but it's just those few verses. Then immediately goes into the New Testament where sin is eradicated through Christ's death burial and resurrection. I think it's pretty cool. :)

Hard to read, font size too small


I love the app. I hope they will be able to add a feature that allows increased font size. Being able to read it on my iPhone was what I wanted most.



This app had me all over the place. Uninstalled for one that I feel is more organized


Gary Sims
1.5 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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