This post is for anyone interested in reading the entire Bible. I actually wasn’t Christian when I started reading it, but now I am 😊 It’s a wonderful life-changing experience, no matter who you are.
Here are the quick ABC steps:
A. Make time for fun, because it won’t always be super-fun reading the Bible. Just being honest.
B. Read a little in the morning, a little at night. A little goes a long way.
C. Choose a translation you can read easily. One-Year Bible(s) are a good choice.
Here are the tips, more in-depth:
A. Make time for fun.
There’s no life-hack for making the Bible “more fun.” I mean, I guess you could beatbox and rap your way through the genealogies, but that might be a tad disrespectful 😉
But if kids can spend hours learning boring algebra and grammar, imagine how much more we can do as adults. Remember when you were in school? It was boring but necessary!
We can get through books like Numbers by making time for fun outside of Bible reading time. Pick up a James Patterson book if you want fun. Then, when you’re satisfied, come back to your Bible.
A little boredom won’t kill us! 😁
B. Read a little.
What I did was this: I read the Old Testament in the morning with coffee. However long the coffee lasted, the reading lasted. Anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
I read the New Testament at night, before bed. About 15-20 minutes.
Six months later, I had read from Genesis to Revelation.
C. Choose a translation you understand.
I picked up whatever translation I understood. I started with NIV and NLT. But I also have read KJV just because I understood it… and it was free on Kindle 🙂
The One-Year Bible is actually a good choice to keep organized, and you can always read more to get done in 6 months.
I do not recommend The Passion translation. You’ll be wasting your time, money, and life.**
Fair Warning: Prepare to be Surprised!
I like to compare my Bible-reading experience to the first time I watched Star Wars, waiting for that famous line: “Luke, I am your father.”
Imagine my surprise when that’s not what he says!
In the same way, as you read through the Bible, you’ll notice that some things are different from what “pop culture” says is in there. A LOT of things are different.
Whether you’re reading because you’re curious, because you’re a Christian, or because you just want to know what’s in there (that’s what prompted me to read it), I hope that the experience is a good one for you 🙂
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