Have you read the whole Bible?

United States
September 29, 2009 11:02am CST
I would like to read the whole Bible but I don't know how to start. How do you read it? Like 1 chapter a day? Or 1 Bible book a day? Or a few verses a day? Do you read it randomly or did you start from Genesis? What's the best way to read it?
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• Australia
4 Oct 09
Hi Crimson Rain. Firstly, did you know that the Bible is NOT a chronological Book? While Genesis itself is chronological, parts from other books also fit in parallel with it. Not many parts of the Bible are completely chronological, so to read from beginning to end can be confusing. (The order of the Old Testament books are grouped in type: books of Moses, history, poetry, major prophets and minor prophets) I would suggest starting with the Gospel of MARK. Mark records a quick, exciting account without great detail. This could be followed by the Gospel of JOHN and the book of GENESIS. How much to read at a time? That depends on you. I find that these three books are hard to put down. Even though I read the whole Bible every year, and much of it several times in a year, I find some books still hold me captivated. Try the Gospel of Mark and see how you go.
• United States
4 Oct 09
sounds interesting. i'll certainly try to do that. thank you! :-)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
Good for you, Crimson Rain. I'm sure you will find real treasure. Thanks for the best response.
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
I had read the whole Bible using the Children's bible - the one that has illustrations on it. It make reading enjoyable. Now, I am using the NIV Bible because it has the simple translations among all the versions. And I read 1 chapter a day, meditate it and apply it. I suggest that you begin with John because it tells about Jesus and the Bible speaks mostly about Jesus as God. Once you fully read John (and of course, had meditated it), it is now easy for you to follow the traces in the Bible. Start with the whole New Testament. And of course most importantly, pray for the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit is the only One who can interpret the message in the Bible for you.
• United States
9 Nov 09
thanks so much:-)
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
The suggestions from our mylotters here are okay. But I am doing it from cover to cover, literally. Somebody told me to read it at one's pleasure. Listening to God tell His story is very pleasurable. Book by book, I continue to be amazed at the plots God had scripted for us. A friend had gone through the Bible three times. He said that each reading had presented a different experience. All pleasurable. Have fun, even with the numbers...how many plates, how many saucers, how many cups, LOL.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
It is a good way to start from the beginning. One chapter of the New Testament and 3 chapters of the Old Testament would let you finish the whole Bible in one year. It is also helpful to have a checklist or follow a bible reading schedule guide. Establish a set time to read the Bible, for example, before taking breakfast, or right after lunch or dinner. It is even better to have a companion, or gather the whole family together every evening to read the Bible.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
If I want to do a serious study I do it by book by book starting from Genesis. I don't do this everytime for I have to sit down and literally spend hours. If I wanted to just be inspired and brighten my day, I read particular verses that address my present situation. The Bible is a book and just like any other book, it would be wise to start from the beginning right up to the end to get the whole picture. Have a nice day.
• United States
29 Sep 09
You know, I start in Genesis get all the way to Numbers and stop. I don't know why, but I can NEVER complete the Bible in a year like I'm supposed to. lol I need to be more consistant with reading. I hoping God will help me do this one day. Great discussion question.