Perfect Peace Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge

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I opened my phone’s general newsfeed just now and probably don’t have to explain that no positive article was listed. Just turn on the TV news or check out the latest on Google, and you’ll see loads of strife in this world. All the conflict makes me want to run and hide sometimes. You too?

Where can you find peace when society is in a continual state of controversy?

While it can seem challenging to discover peace anywhere, the problem is not that peace can’t be found. “Just look harder,” someone suggests. I don’t think the issue is that we need to look harder. I see folks all around me who are searching for peace with all their might. They’re putting in everything they’ve got and still not finding it.  No, the problem is that we’re often looking in the wrong place. Because true peace can’t be found in a place. Perfect peace is found in the person of Jesus Christ. If a month-long Bible reading experience of quiet and rest reminding you to plant your eyes on Jesus sounds perfect, then you’re in the right place!

Perfect Peace Bible Reading Challenge

Introduction to the Challenge

Welcome to the Perfect Peace Bible Reading Challenge! Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him.  We have completed over 35 Bible reading plans, including annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully, and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.

How to Participate

  1. Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus; I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #perfectpeacejournal #biblereadingplan
  2. Recommended: Journal your thoughts and prayers using the Perfect Peace Bible Reading Plan & Journal. This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
  3. Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others learn and share. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.

Order Your Bible Reading Plan and Journal

The Lord has convinced me that soaking in His word each day is the best soul treatment I could encounter. So while our community has completed Bible reading challenges for many years, recently I knew God was asking me to provide an updated and revised version of a plan originally prepared and published in 2017.

The Perfect Peace Bible Reading Plan and Journal is designed to provide a topical theme for a month of Bible reading passages. Topical Bible reading plans are great for those looking to study a certain subject in the Bible. They are also great for new Christians who aren’t sure where or how to get started reading their Bible on a regular basis.

This is what one of our readers wrote about the Pure Joy journal:

This journal got me back on track in my spiritual journey with my Lord. I purchased this hoping to help get me in the routine of actually having morning devotions every morning & it has worked just as I had hoped. Each page gives you an opportunity to read the verses for that day & then helps me to think what I have in my life that brings me joy. Sometimes whenever I don’t feel real joyful, I can stop & either read (or think about) the things that I have listed as bringing me joy & that helps remind me. There is room on the pages to doodle or draw things so that you can personalize it to fit just what you need. Definitely recommend this for an easy way to start having daily devotions.

The Perfect Peace Bible reading plan and journal provides 31 Scripture references ideal for one month of planting your eyes on Jesus, no matter your circumstances.

Each day includes:

  • A 100-word Devotion
  • Focused topical passage of the day
  • Short journaling questions
  • A single focused daily takeaway

Through this Bible reading plan and journal, you’ll discover sweet rest in His precious promises and establish the deep roots of perfect peace.

Free Printable Perfect Peace Bible Reading Plan

1. Psalm 29:1-11
2. Romans 5:1-11
3. Psalm 37:10-19
4. Proverbs 16:1-7
5. Psalm 4:1-8
6. Job 5:17-27
7. Psalm 120:1-7
8. Ecclesiastes 3:8-22
9. Psalm 85:1-13
10. Proverbs 3:13-22
11. Isaiah 9:1-7
12. John 14:23-31
13. Isaiah 26:1-13
14. Proverbs 12:15-23
15.2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
16. Psalm 39:1-13
17. Romans 14:1-11
18. Romans 14:12-23
19.2 Thessalonians 3:10-18
20. Isaiah 54:1-10
21. Romans 15:1-13
22. Philippians 4:1-7
23. Isaiah 55:1-13
24. Matthew 5:1-12
25.2 Corinthians 13:7-14
26. Psalm 119:161-168
27. James 3:10-18
28. Romans 8:1-6
29. Proverbs 16:1-7
30. John 16:21-33
31. Colossians 3:12-17

Order your resources and screenshot the graphic to your smartphone to mark it as a favorite for easy daily digital access. You could also use a simple printable copy of the daily reading plan. Click on the graphic titles above or HERE to print out a copy of the Bible reading plan printable. Share one with a friend!

Ready? We’ll begin May 1st, just as we do each month!

By his grace,




  1. I’m beginning my third verse study with you, starting in January. I’ve had a really rough 3 months, home business, son with Down Syndrome, everything in our home breaking down, menopause, and much more. My son said yesterday, mom will you stop praying please? Yes, the Lord seems to be putting every verse in practice that I am studying, daily. I wouldn’t have it any other way, I know the Lord is carrying me through this extremely hard trial right now. I love your studies, they are simple, I love the journaling, I’m new to it, but find it makes me really meditate on the scripture when I study.

    1. Oh Lena! Thank you so much for letting me know. I’ve been a bit slow on responses for a few days. I’m so glad that you love the studies; I deliberately keep them simple because when life is hard, it’s easy not to get into God’s Word due to time crunches and such. I really want the journals to be doable on a daily basis. Much love to you in your studies.

  2. Kary Ross says:

    I’m in!! Enjoying these studies you’ve provided for everyone to be more knowledgeable of Gods word. I too, like a lot of the comments before me, needed help for my daily Bible reading. Thanks so much!

  3. Looking forward to this. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Thank you Rachel❤️
    You are the best!

  5. I REALLY need this right now. I have been struggling with finding peace for a few months now. I am worrying way too much. I am afraid and saddened because of all this strife going on in the world. I am AFRAID for this country. Politics everywhere. People arguing, the name calling, the ugliness have really “gotten” to me. I PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and read the Word for my peace. Although this is how I deal with it all, I am still left with this feeling of gloom and sadness, and worry!Worry for my country, worry for my health, worry for my loved ones….I pray for peace, every minute of the day, all day and recite this verse constantly….”Do not be anxious about anything but everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” Php 4:6-7
    I decided to get BACK to the Lord in January 2016. I turned my back on my faith, but I realized that even by being away from the Lord for so long, he NEVER left me!

    1. Amen. There’s no place that he isn’t with you. Much love and prayers to you! I hope this Bible reading plan is a special blessing to you!

    2. Wow Ann,
      That is exactly how I feel! I pray to God every day to help our country and our world. I am so glad to find out that I am not the only person who does this. God bless you.

    3. You are definitely not alone in this angst for the current conditions of our country, and the world, Ann! I join you in that prayer, and also rely a great deal on Rachel’s monthly readings to keep my mind focused on the Lord, even though! He knows our needs, and He has placed us in this world for such a time as this! Let’s keep the faith!


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