10 Fun Ways To Read The Bible At Home

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Do you have a beautiful Bible at home waiting for you to pick it up? Whether you’re a brand new believer or a Christian of many years, it’s not only important that you own a Bible, but that you read it as well. If you’ve been having a hard time picking up your Bible to read it, you’re in the right place. Today, I’ll be helping you find an enjoyable way to read the Bible. While reading the Bible may seem quite intimidating because of how many books, chapters, verses, stories, and topics there are in just one book, it’s more simple than you can imagine. And dare I say, reading the Bible can even be fun when you read it in an enjoyable manner. So, below I’m going to be sharing 10 fun ways to read the Bible at home.

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10 fun ways to read the Bible at home

10 FUN WAYS TO READ THE BIBLE

1) READ THE BIBLE IN ORDER

One of the best ways to read the entire Bible is to read it in order. Start with the book of Genesis and make your way all the way to the book of Revelation. If you’re unfamiliar with the Bible, here are a few basic things you should know about the Bible:

  • There are 66 books in the Bible.
  • The Bible is divided into two sections: The Old Testament and The New Testament
  • Old Testament covers everything from creation until the birth of Christ.
  • New Testament covers everything from the birth of Christ and beyond.
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If you want to get a feel of both The Old Testament and The New Testament early on, you can read two books at once.

So, you would start with the first book of The Old Testament: Genesis, and the first book of The New Testament: Matthew and read every book until you finish reading all 66 books. I have created a printable to help you keep track of what books you have read and still need to read.

books in the Bible printable


2) READ 12 BOOKS IN 12 MONTHS

If reading 66 books seems too overwhelming to you, try reading 12 books in a year!

Go through the list of books listed in the printable above and assign yourself a book to read each month. 

For example:

  • January – John
  • February – Genesis
  • March – Exodus
  • April – Proverbs
  • May – Hebrews
  • June – Romans
  • July – Job
  • August – Deuteronomy
  • September – Jeremiah
  • October – Joshua
  • November – Daniel
  • December – Revelation

You can simply fill in the month with the book of your choice!

Every month you will be responsible for reading, studying, and finishing the book you have chosen.

Since every book in the Bible has it’s own theme, this is a great way to read the Bible if you like to focus on one theme at a time.

Use my bible books reading checklist to mark the books you read!

3) FINISH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

If you are feeling a little adventurous and want to finish reading the entire Bible in a year, challenge yourself to read 5-6 books every month.

That’s right, you don’t even have to follow a specific bible reading plan.

Just use my template below and choose the books you want to read every month.

  • January – 6 books
  • February – 5 books
  • March – 6 books
  • April – 5 books
  • May – 6 books
  • June – 5 books
  • July – 6 books
  • August -5 books
  • September – 6 books
  • October – 5 books
  • November – 6 books
  • December – 5 books

If you want to read the Bible following this method, use my bible books reading checklist to help you keep track of your progress.

Simply choose 12 colors to represent every month and color code the books you plan on reading every month.

So, if you choose red is January’s, highlight the 6 books you want to read in January using the color red.

4) A-Z YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE BIBLE

If you want to read the entire Bible in alphabetical order, use my printable below to A-Z your way through the Bible!

Start with the books of Acts (New Testament book) and make your way to the book of Zephaniah (Old Testament book).

A-Z bible books checklist

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5) STUDY ONE BIBLICAL CHARACTER AT A TIME

If you want to study the Bible in a more specific way, try studying a Biblical character.

Choose a character from the Bible that you’re curious about (it can be anyone), search the character up online or search them in the concordance of your Bible and make a list of all the places (books & chapters) this character is mentioned in the Bible. 

Start with the first place on your list and make your way down until you have read in every place this character is mentioned in the Bible.

6) STUDY 12 BIBLICAL CHARACTERS IN 12 MONTHS

Instead of reading a book every month, study a new biblical character every month.

So, choose a biblical character to focus on every month.

During the month you should:

  • Read all the places this character is mentioned in the Bible.
  • Research this character using the web and your Bible’s concordance.
  • Read every book this character has written in the Bible (if they have!) 

For example:

  • January – Jesus
  • February – Moses
  • March – Abraham
  • April – Paul
  • May – Jacob
  • June – Daniel
  • July – Esther
  • August – Jeremiah
  • September – Peter
  • October – Job
  • November – Ruth
  • December – Joshua

7) STUDY BIBLICAL CHARACTERS BASED ON CATEGORIES

Another way you can read the Bible by studying characters based on different categories. 

I have created a printable to help you categorize different types of biblical characters.

Here are some categories:

  • Women of the Bible
  • Prophets
  • Kings
  • Leaders
  • Apostles

Look through the PDF below (Characters to Study) and choose a category that you are interested in.

Study every character that would fall under that specific category. 

For example, if you choose “Women of the Bible”, you would only study female characters such as Deborah, Maria, Hannah, Esther, etc. I have provided different 14 categories for you, but I have left empty boxes for you to fill out with your own categories.

biblical characters to study checklist


8) STUDY POPULAR BIBLICAL CHARACTERS IN DEPTH

If you downloaded my biblical characters to study printable (the printable above), you may have noticed a “character” section. I created a list of 12 of the most popular characters in the Bible. Although there are more than just 12 popular characters in the Bible, I tried my best to choose characters that are mentioned in the Bible the most and are best known in popular culture. Some of them have a whole book dedicated to them in the Bible, while others appear in various places in the Bible. So, choose a character from the list and start studying them.

9) STUDY ONE BIBLE TOPIC AT A TIME

Instead of reading the Bible by books or characters, you can choose to read the Bible by specific topics. I have created a fun biblical topics to study printable with incredible bible study topics that you will love. So, choose a topic you’re interested in and read everything pertaining to that topic. 

Here are some biblical topics you can study:

  • Love
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Peace
  • Happiness
  • Forgiveness

For example, if you choose love as the topic you want to study, search it up on biblestudytools or in the concordance of your bible, make a list of all the places gathered and begin reading the verses and chapters related to love one by one. 

Use my biblical topics to study checklist to mark the topics you study! Also, I have left empty boxes so that you can list your own topics.

biblical topics to study

10) STUDY 12 BIBLE TOPICS IN 12 MONTHS 

I’m sure you get the drill by now, but the final fun way to read the Bible at home is to study 12 different biblical topics in 12 months. So, choose a biblical topic to study every month and make sure you read anything pertaining to the topic you have chosen. 

For example:

  • January – Love
  • February – Faith
  • March – Victory
  • April – Mercy
  • May – Identity
  • June – Security
  • July – Transformation
  • August – Happiness
  • September – Trust
  • October – Strength
  • November – Protection
  • December – Gratitude

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you found my 10 fun ways to read the Bible helpful! Now tell me, if you like reading the Bible, ow do you like Read bible? Do you just open up and read what’s there? Or do you have other fun ways to read the Bible? Let me know in the comments below! (:

Until next time,

Gabby Abigail

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