Robert Murray M’Cheyne (also known as McCheyne) was an early 19th century pastor and preacher in Scotland. Amongst his legacy is a well-known layout for daily Bible reading. In its original formulation it takes the reader through the the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice per year. This means reading about four chapters a day, taken from different parts of the Bible.
Don Carson, theologian and professor at Trinity Theological Divinity School, has eased the original program a little by suggesting that the reader proceed at half the rate of the M’Cheyne version: he takes just two of the four M’Cheyne readings each day, which is somewhat more manageable. The program our members follow then takes the reader through the New Testament and Psalms every year and the Old Testament every two years.
We are currently reading Year One.
For families, it works well to read one chapter privately and the other together each day.