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Our readers asked:

I Started Reading Genesis and Two Months Later I’m Still Reading Genesis. Is there a better way?

Mike Hayes Answers:

Indeed. It might be best to start off with looking at what kind of stories you enjoy reading. If you like good humor, you may want to read Jonah or Tobit to get you engaged in reading other books. Love poetry? Try the Song of Songs, the Psalms or the Proverbs.

It’s also not always wise to read an entire book of the Bible in one sitting. Better to read sections over time and most importantly you should pray with the bible, opening yourself up to God and listening for what message God wishes you to hear with the words of scripture. It’s not important how much you read at one time but rather, that you are open to listening.

Read the Bible Boot Camp on the site. It could be best to read a grouping of books to start like the Wisdom Literature or the Gospels.

 
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The Author : Mike Hayes
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  • Steve

    Try to read at least a chapter a day (more if you have time), and you’ll make progress. I’d recommend starting with the Gospels or following Jeff Cavin’s “Great Adventure Bible Timeline” Bible study, in which you read through most of the narrative books of the Old Testament.

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