My Reading Plan 2021 (Share your own!)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 1 2021 9:49 AM

As we begin a new year, many users ask questions about reading plans. There have been some changes made to this feature since last year. I thought I would share my new reading plan and some observations on how it applies to Logos. Feel free to share your own! 

I wanted to focus on the NT this year, so I did not create a "through the Bible in a year" plan.

  1. I used "generate a reading plan" so that I could customize things, but not have to create individual readings for each day. 
  2. The syntax I used for the readings was Mt-Jn, Mt-Jn | Acts, Acts | Rom-Rev, Rom-Rev . This plan has me read the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles through twice during the year. (Most) every day I will have a bit from those three selections. (Sometimes Acts is left out because there aren't enough readings)
  3. I chose "by Pericope" so that the readings would break more naturally. This will create longer or shorter readings, depending upon the pericopes for each reading. 
  4. I chose "every weekday" because I inevitably miss a day and this allows me catch up time each week. 
  5. I chose the CSB because it is still new to me. I will likely use the NASB 2020 next year. 
  6. For the purpose of understanding the syntax, the "pipes" (i.e. "|") create the selections. By repeating each selection twice through the use of the commas, the plan is repeated during the year. A similar (but not equal) method would have been to create a six month plan and then to restart it. As it turns out, July 2nd has two readings from the first read through and two readings to start the second read through. 

One last note: Since I am using an M1 MacBook Air, I have the iPad app installed. I did my first reading today and noticed that FL appears to include "verse of the day" artwork based upon my readings after I finished for the day.  

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 9:52 AM

FL appears to include "verse of the day" artwork based upon my readings after I finished for the day.  

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The iOS mobile app has done this since the release of Logos 9.   I like this feature.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 9:53 AM

This year I am using the Daily Psalter along with the Daily Officenfrom the Book of Common Prayer.

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Tony Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 10:35 AM

I'm not sure if it is entirely original (but I couldn't find one just like it), but I made my own a few years ago. In theory, I read the OT (minus psa and pro) every day at 2 chapters a day. I read the NT at one chapter a day each weekday. And I read a psalm or proverb a day as a 'prayer.' Since there are 150 psa and 31 pro, that are about a 1/2 year long (180ish readings) i do it twice through the year.

This is a PDF spreadsheet of the plan: http://www.preachertony.com/stuff/readingplans/Tony%20Walker%202021%20Bible%20Reading%20Plan.pdf

But it would be neat to have it in Logos. I did it last year in Logos but made it as three separate plans: one for OT, one for NT, and one for Psa/Pro.

I didn't know the 'pipes' mentioned in the first post did that. I will need to play around with that. 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 1:35 PM

Here is my devotional reading plan for 2021:

  1. Last year I used D. A. Carson's "For the Love of God" (Volume 1) so this year I am planning to continue to Volume 2 as I enjoyed it very much as a devotional.
  2. It follows the Robert Murray M’Cheyne reading plan which goes through the OT 1x and the NT and Psalms 2x but I decided to do it in 2 years. I try to read a different version each year so I will continue to use the NRSV for the OT to finish reading it. I try to translated a verse or two of Hebrew too.
  3. For the NT and Psalms I plan to read them in Greek. I've really enjoyed first listening to the passage being read aloud by John Schwandt and trying to translate on the fly.
  4. This year I also plan to read through the Passion Translation of the NT and compare it to the Greek.

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Greg Dement | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 2:24 PM

This is not my own but am going to give it try. It was created by the one of the guys that did one of the Logos 9 launch videos, Jason Mayfield. Heard some people were annoyed by his personality but that aside, I like the plan.  He has a Facebook page that goes with it but I am just simply using the reading plan. I personally do my reading plan to simply facilitate reading. This is separate from any in depth study plans or devotionals. With that in mind I liked this one because.

He said it was designed to:

-take approx 20 minutes a day

-take you through the New Testament 3 times in various orders

-take you through the Old Testament once in a condensed chronological order (it leaves out the long genealogies, temple rituals/measurements, numeric lists, etc)

-gives some Psalms or Proverbs everyday  

Plan can be found at www.tearupyourbible.com 

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Greg Dement | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 2:27 PM

Looks to have similarities to yours Tony.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 2:29 PM

At the start of 2020 I made and have been reading a 2 year Chronological plan with the NRSV. For 2022 I made a year reading plan for my own to take off on the days I want to take off. In 2023 to 2030 going to focus on smaller sections of the bible to read through multiple times a year like you have here. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 4:36 PM

JT (alabama24):
The syntax I used for the readings was Mt-Jn, Mt-Jn | Acts, Acts | Rom-Rev, Rom-Rev . This plan has me read the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles through twice during the year. (Most) every day I will have a bit from those three selections. (Sometimes Acts is left out because there aren't enough readings)

Mt-Jn, Mt-Jn | Acts-Rom, Acts-Rom | 1 Cor-Rev, 1 Cor-Rev  allows three readings each day.

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Anthony Grubb | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 5:52 PM

JT (alabama24):
Feel free to share your own! 


I read through this entire thread, lots of good, ambitious desires to stay in the Word along with the workable Plans to make that happen!

My plan must be somewhat similar to Matt's;

Matt Hamrick:
At the start of 2020 I made and have been reading a 2 year Chronological plan


Below is a 2+ year Chronological, Mixed Devotional plan I started in 2017 and have been revising as I work through--now on my second complete pass. Each pass takes a reader through Psalms and Proverbs 7 total times, the rest of the OT one time chronologicially, as well as and through the NT chronologically four times with reasonable sized chunks of daily readings.  Since it had its basis in other Logos Reading Plans, some well established and some more recently derived, it served as a litmus test for them, enabling the correction of several typos, omissions, and accidental duplications there.  However, the OT has now been heavily reworked, especially the placement of the Psalms, and since this has not fully settled down, I still consider it in its beta testing phase.  I'll end it out with quotes from that thread;

Here is the core suggested program with four daily reading sections, set for 2 or more years, with mixtures of OT Chronological, Psalms and Proverbs Devotional, and NT Chronological, 1 pass for the former, 6 additional passes for the devotionals, and 4 passes for the latter--and with two brief purpose passages (Ecc 3:1-8Jer 6:16) to kick it off (and notes at the said link why 4 Psalms are included within the NT chronology)...

In summary; it's broken into four daily readings, Psalms, the OT Chronologically, Proverbs, and the NT Chronologically

{purpose}, {Psalms Devotional} x 6 | {OT Chronology (w/Ps & Pr)} | {Proverbs Devotional} x 6 | {NT Chronology} x 4

In total; the suggested 2+year core for Beta Version 7.5 follows; 

Ecc 3:1-8Jer 6:16Ps, Ps, Ps, Ps, Ps, Ps | Ge, Ex, Nu 9:15-23Nu 7:1-9:14,Lev, Nu 1-6, Nu 10-36, Dt 1-32, Ps 90-91, Dt 33-34, Jos, Judges, Ruth, 1Sa 1-18, Ps 11, Ps 23, Ps 26,1Sa 19, Ps 28, Ps 59, 1Sa 20:1-21:15,Ps 5, Ps 56, Ps 34, 1Sa 22, Ps 52, Ps 57, Ps 58, Ps 121, Ps 142, 1Sa 23, Ps 7, Ps 27, Ps 54, Ps 140-141, 1Sa 24:1-25:1, Ps 12-13, Ps 17, Ps 31, Ps 35, Ps 55,Ps 70, Ps 120, 1Sa 25-26, 1Ch 12:1-22, 1Sa 27, 1Sa 28-31, Ps 18, 1Ch 9:35-10:141Ch 12:23-40, 2Sa 1-4, Ps 6, Ps 8,Ps 10, Ps 16, Ps 19, Ps 38, Ps 41-43, Ps 45, Ps 49, Ps 81,Ps 86,Ps 88, Ps 92-93, 2Sa 5:1-10, 1Ch 11, Ps 84,Ps 87, Ps 107, Ps 128-130, 2Sa 5:11-25,2Ch 13-14, Ps 124-125,2Sa 6, 1Ch 15-16, Ps 146-150, Ps 9, Ps 14-15,Ps 24, Ps 47, Ps 68, Ps 96, Ps 100-101, Ps 105, 2Sa 7, 1Ch 17, Ps 25, Ps 29, Ps 33, Ps 36,Ps 110, 2Sa 8-9, 1Ch 18, Ps 50, Ps 53, Ps 75, Ps 76, 2Sa 10, 1Ch 19, Ps 20-21, Ps 60, Ps 65-66, Ps 69, 1Ch 20, 2Sa 11-12, Ps 51, Ps 32, 2Sa 13-15, Ps 3-4,Ps 39, Ps 61-64, 2Sa 16-18, Ps 40, Ps 95,Ps 97,Ps 99, Ps 103, Ps 122, 2Sa 19-24, 1Ch 21-22, Ps 108-109, 1Ch 23-26, Ps 138-139, Ps 143-145, 1Ch 27-29, Ps 127, Ps 111-117, 1Ki 1-2, Ps 71, Ps 94, Ps 119:1-88, 1Ki 3-4, Ps 72, Ps 119:89-176, Song 1-8, Prov 1-24, 1Ki 5-6, 2Ch 2-3, 1Ki 7, 2Ch 4, 1Ki 8:1-21, Ps 30, 1Ki 8:22-66, 2Ch 5-7, Ps 131-136, 1Ki 9, 2Ch 8, Prov 25-29, Eccl, 1Ki 10-11, 2Ch 9,Ps 104, Prov 30-31, 1Ki 12-14, 2Ch 10-12, 1Ki 15:1-24, 2Ch 13-16, 1Ki 15:25-16:34,1Ki 22:41-50, 2Ch 17, 1Ki 17-19, 1Ki 20:1-21:16,Ps 37,Ps 73,1Ki 21:17-22:40, 2Ch 18-21,2Ch 18,1Ki 22:51-53,2Ch 19-20, Ps 82-83,2Ki 1,2Ch 21,2Ki 2-10,2Ki,2Ch 22-23,2Ki 11-13, 2Ch 24,Joel, Jonah, 2Ki 14, 2Ch 25, Amos, 2Ki 15:1-7, 2Ch 26, Isa 6, 2Ki 15:8-38, 2Ch 27-28,Isa 7-8, 2Ch 29-30, Isa 9-12, Isa 1-5, Micah, 2Ki 16-17, Isa 13-27, 2Ki 18:1-12, 2Ch 31, Ps 48, Hosea, Isa 28-35, 2Ch 32, Isa 36-37, 2Ki 18:13-20:21, Isa 38-48, Ps 44, Ps 46, Isa 49-66, 2Kgs 21, 2Ch 33, Nahum, 2Ki 22-23, 2Ch 34-35, Je 1-6, Hab, Zeph, Je 47-48, Je 26, Je 25, Je 36, Jer 45-46, Je 19-20, Da 1-3, Je 7-18, Je 35, Je 49:1-33Je 22:24-24:10, Je 29-31, Je 49:34-51:58, 2Ki 24, Je 37-38, Je 27-28, 2Ch 36:1-11Je 51:59-52:34, Eze 1-7, Eze 8-19,Eze 20-23,Eze 24-25,Je 39, Eze 29:1-16, Je 21, Je 22:1-23, Je 34,Eze 26-28, 2Ch 36:11-21, Ps 74, Ps 79-80, Je 51:59-52:34, Je 34, Eze 30:20-31:18, Je 32-33, Ps 77-78,Lam 1-4, Ps 137,Lam 5, Obad, 2Ki 25,Je 40-44, Eze 33:21-39:29Eze 32:1-33:20,1Ch 1-8, Job,Ps 1,1Ch 9:1-34, Da 4, Eze 40-48, Eze 29:17-30:19, Da 7-8,Da 5-6,Da 9, Ps 85, Ps 102, Ps 106, Ps 123, Ps 126, 2Ch 36:22-23, Ezra 1-3,Da 10-12,Ezra 4-6, Haggai ,Zechariah, Esther, Ezra 7-10, Neh 1, Ps 89, Neh 2-13, Mal | Pr, Pr, Pr, Pr, Pr, Pr | Lk 1, Jn 1:1-14, Mt 1, Lk 2:1-38, Mt 2, Lk 2:39-52, Mt 3, Mk 1, Lk 3, Mt 4, Lk 4-5, Jn 1:15-4:54, Mk 2, Jn 5, Mt 12:1-21, Mk 3, Lk 6, Mt 5:1-8:13, Lk 7, Mt 11, 12:22-50, Mt 13, Lk 8, Mt 8:14-34, Mk 4-5, Mt 9-10,14, Mk 6, Lk 9:1-17, Jn 6, Mt 15, Mk 7, Mt 16, Mk 8, Lk 9:18-27, Mt 17, Mk 9, Lk 9:28-62, Mt 18, Jn 7:1-10:21, Lk 10-11, Jn 10:22-42, Lk 12-17:10, Jn 11, Lk 17:11-18:14, Mt 19, Mk 10, Mt 20-21, Lk 18:15-19:48, Mk 11, Jn 12, Mt 22, Mk 12, Mt 23, Lk 20-21, Mk 13, Mt 24-26, Mk 14, Lk 22, Jn 13-17, Mt 27,Ps 22, Mk 15, Lk 23, Jn 18-19, Mt 28, Mk 16, Lk 24, Jn 20-21, Ac 1-8, Ps 67,Ac 9-10,Ps 98,Ac 11-14, Jas, Ac 15-16, Ga, Ac 17-18:18, 1Th-2Th1,Ps 2,2Th2-3Ac 18:19-19:41, 1 Co-2 Co, Ac 20:1-3, Ro, Ac 20:4-28:31, Col, Phm, Eph-Php, 1 Ti, Tt, 1 Pe, Heb, 2 Ti, 2 Pe, Jud, 1 Jn-3 Jn, Rev, Lk 1, Jn 1:1-14, Mt 1, Lk 2:1-38, Mt 2, Lk 2:39-52, Mt 3, Mk 1, Lk 3, Mt 4, Lk 4-5, Jn 1:15-4:54, Mk 2, Jn 5, Mt 12:1-21, Mk 3, Lk 6, Mt 5:1-8:13, Lk 7, Mt 11, 12:22-50, Mt 13, Lk 8, Mt 8:14-34, Mk 4-5, Mt 9-10,14, Mk 6, Lk 9:1-17, Jn 6, Mt 15, Mk 7, Mt 16, Mk 8, Lk 9:18-27, Mt 17, Mk 9, Lk 9:28-62, Mt 18, Jn 7:1-10:21, Lk 10-11, Jn 10:22-42, Lk 12-17:10, Jn 11, Lk 17:11-18:14, Mt 19, Mk 10, Mt 20-21, Lk 18:15-19:48, Mk 11, Jn 12, Mt 22, Mk 12, Mt 23, Lk 20-21, Mk 13, Mt 24-26, Mk 14, Lk 22, Jn 13-17, Mt 27,Ps 22, Mk 15, Lk 23, Jn 18-19, Mt 28, Mk 16, Lk 24, Jn 20-21, Ac 1-8, Ps 67,Ac 9-10,Ps 98,Ac 11-14, Jas, Ac 15-16, Ga, Ac 17-18:18, 1Th-2Th1,Ps 2,2Th2-3Ac 18:19-19:41, 1 Co-2 Co, Ac 20:1-3, Ro, Ac 20:4-28:31, Col, Phm, Eph-Php, 1 Ti, Tt, 1 Pe, Heb, 2 Ti, 2 Pe, Jud, 1 Jn-3 Jn, Rev, Lk 1, Jn 1:1-14, Mt 1, Lk 2:1-38, Mt 2, Lk 2:39-52, Mt 3, Mk 1, Lk 3, Mt 4, Lk 4-5, Jn 1:15-4:54, Mk 2, Jn 5, Mt 12:1-21, Mk 3, Lk 6, Mt 5:1-8:13, Lk 7, Mt 11, 12:22-50, Mt 13, Lk 8, Mt 8:14-34, Mk 4-5, Mt 9-10,14, Mk 6, Lk 9:1-17, Jn 6, Mt 15, Mk 7, Mt 16, Mk 8, Lk 9:18-27, Mt 17, Mk 9, Lk 9:28-62, Mt 18, Jn 7:1-10:21, Lk 10-11, Jn 10:22-42, Lk 12-17:10, Jn 11,Lk 17:11-18:14, Mt 19, Mk 10, Mt 20-21, Lk 18:15-19:48, Mk 11, Jn 12, Mt 22, Mk 12, Mt 23, Lk 20-21, Mk 13, Mt 24-26, Mk 14, Lk 22, Jn 13-17, Mt 27,Ps 22, Mk 15, Lk 23, Jn 18-19, Mt 28, Mk 16, Lk 24, Jn 20-21, Ac 1-8, Ps 67,Ac 9-10,Ps 98,Ac 11-14, Jas, Ac 15-16, Ga, Ac 17-18:18, 1Th-2Th1,Ps 2,2Th2-3Ac 18:19-19:41, 1 Co-2 Co, Ac 20:1-3, Ro, Ac 20:4-28:31, Col, Phm, Eph-Php, 1 Ti, Tt, 1 Pe, Heb, 2 Ti, 2 Pe, Jud, 1 Jn-3 Jn, Rev, Lk 1, Jn 1:1-14, Mt 1, Lk 2:1-38, Mt 2, Lk 2:39-52, Mt 3, Mk 1, Lk 3, Mt 4, Lk 4-5,Jn 1:15-4:54, Mk 2, Jn 5, Mt 12:1-21, Mk 3, Lk 6, Mt 5:1-8:13, Lk 7, Mt 11, 12:22-50, Mt 13, Lk 8, Mt 8:14-34, Mk 4-5, Mt 9-10,14, Mk 6, Lk 9:1-17, Jn 6, Mt 15, Mk 7, Mt 16, Mk 8, Lk 9:18-27, Mt 17, Mk 9, Lk 9:28-62, Mt 18, Jn 7:1-10:21, Lk 10-11, Jn 10:22-42, Lk 12-17:10, Jn 11, Lk 17:11-18:14, Mt 19, Mk 10, Mt 20-21, Lk 18:15-19:48, Mk 11, Jn 12, Mt 22, Mk 12, Mt 23, Lk 20-21, Mk 13, Mt 24-26, Mk 14, Lk 22, Jn 13-17, Mt 27,Ps 22, Mk 15, Lk 23, Jn 18-19, Mt 28, Mk 16, Lk 24, Jn 20-21, Ac 1-8, Ps 67,Ac 9-10,Ps 98,Ac 11-14, Jas, Ac 15-16, Ga, Ac 17-18:18, 1Th-2Th1,Ps 2,2Th2-3Ac 18:19-19:41, 1 Co-2 Co, Ac 20:1-3, Ro, Ac 20:4-28:31, Col, Phm, Eph-Php, 1 Ti, Tt, 1 Pe, Heb, 2 Ti, 2 Pe, Jud, 1 Jn-3 Jn, Rev

Many Blessings to all who seek to deepen their walk with Christ in the coming years!

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Greg Dement | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 6:34 PM

Anthony, I like this and am considering using this instead of the plan I had in mind especially since you have it setup to use in Logos.  I am relatively new to this.  If I used yours would I just paste the data you have into New Reference Range when creating a plan?

Nice work!

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Anthony Grubb | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 7:06 PM

Thank you, Greg, and I hope you are able to use it (exactly why I've been working all day to get it posted a few places)!

There is a video on this, but it's not working exactly that way on my Logos 8, or maybe I'm just not used to going to the Library to set up a plan.

As we step thru this, the quickest/most intuitive way I know to set it up is to go to "Docs" and "New"..."Reading Plan" ... "Generate a Reading Plan" and yes, exactly as you said, when you click on "All Passages" it allows you to change that by pasting that entire string (block of text) directly into the "New Reference Range."  I suggest setting the dates for 2+ years for a manageable diet.  Many blessings!

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Greg Dement | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 1 2021 9:59 PM

Anthony, Got it done just in time as I am on Central Time!

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Anthony Grubb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2021 3:43 AM

Greg Dement:
just in time as I am on Central Time!


Good Job! Yeah, there are times I've had to change the date on my computer to get one to publish with the dates I desire, since it won't let us pre-date them otherwise--just a minor hassle and then we must remember to quickly fix the date or else start dating everything else (emails in Outlook, files we save, etc.) with the wrong date!  

Hint-Hint (^above^) to anyone still wanting to set one up starting Jan 1 of this year.

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Kaye Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2021 1:41 PM

I have had the same yearly reading plan since 1/1/2010!  I start in Genesis and read through to Revelation, enjoying the unfolding of the story.  I mostly use NIV84 but will once in a while change to ESV.  I just like the nice readability of NIV84 for my morning devotional reading.  I walk around my house and read aloud.  Smile  Sometimes I just read and sometimes I jump off to review word meanings or commentary discussions on something that seems "hard".

In the evenings, I do focused book or topic studies for the phase of life I seem to be going through.

God's blessing on you all as you read His Word each day in 2021!

"But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."  2 Timothy 4:5 (NASB)

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2021 1:51 PM

Anthony Grubb:
Good Job! Yeah, there are times I've had to change the date on my computer to get one to publish with the dates I desire, since it won't let us pre-date them

Seems extreme. Plans can be pre-dated as long as you understand that several sessions will be treated as "Behind" (which is what will happen when the Plan is used on a computer with the correct date).

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2021 1:58 PM

Every morning at 5:00 AM....  I get a cup of coffee and then read.... generally 4-8 chapters. For me, reading early before people are up and it's quiet... seems to work best. For my reading.... I don't use electronics.... I like the book... opened on my desk... just me and the book...   and coffee....  Yeah baby! Party!!!

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Anthony Grubb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 21 2021 6:00 PM

Dave Hooton:
Seems extreme. Plans can be pre-dated as long as you understand that several sessions will be treated as "Behind" (which is what will happen when the Plan is used on a computer with the correct date).


Yeah, you're right. I was playing around with Logos 8 after posting this and only now getting back to admit it's not actually necessary to do this. Piecing this together... I have more experience with having built plans on Logos 5, looking again at it, no it doesn't require this per se.  Ah yes, I remember; if I wanted to print it out hardcopy (for those not using Logos Bible Software to use a reading plan) with consistently listed dates (Like "February 20, 2021, February 21, 2021, February 22, 2021, February 23, 2021, etc.) down the left column--and not say "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Tuesday, ..." when it got to the current week, this has been necessary, at least in Logos 5.  In my defense, I also worked for years in a furniture sales establishment where our software, "Genesis," required us to change my computer's date for processing a certain day, and I became somewhat desensitized to this--and it did create other issues with emails and other things. Honestly, though, extreme is a good word for that!  Nevertheless, without taking the time to print out samples of reading plans on Logos 8 or Logos 9, I'll hypothesize it could still be necessary for consistently dated hardcopy printouts, but only for that, and that's not what we were talking about here, so my apologies!

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