Do you have a beautiful Bible lying on your night stand waiting to be picked up? Let me guess, you have tried to read it, but you don’t know where to begin or how to approach it, so you just go on with your life. Be honest, do you feel identified? I get it. Reading the Bible may seem intimidating and overwhelming because of how many books, chapters, stories, characters, verses, and topics are in just one book. There’s a lot of content in on book. However, reading the Bible is a lot more simpler than you imagine. And dare I say, reading the Bible can even be fun when you read it in an enjoyable manner. So, whether you’re a Bible newbie or someone genuinely interested in putting their Bible to use, here are 10 fun ways to read your Bible!
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10 FUN WAYS TO READ YOUR BIBLE:
1) READ THE BIBLE IN ORDER
There are 66 books in the Bible and all 66 books are divided into two sections: The Old Testament and The New Testament. One of the best ways to get familiar with the Bible is by reading the Bible in order! So, challenge yourself to read the Bible in order by starting with the book of Genesis and ending with the book of Revelation.
If you want to get a feel of both The Old Testament and The New Testament early on, then read two books at once. Start with the first book of The Old Testament, Genesis, and the first book of The New Testament, Matthew and make your way down to Revelation.
Use my free printable below to mark off the books you read!
2) READ 12 BOOKS IN 12 MONTHS
Go through the list of books listed in the printable above and assign yourself a book to read each month. Every month, you will be responsible for reading, studying, and finishing the book you have chosen. This is a good way to your read your Bible if you like to focus on a theme at a time, since every book contains a different theme.
By the end of the year you should have read 12 books of the Bible in total.
3) FINISH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
If you are feeling a little adventurous and want to finish reading the Bible in a year, challenge yourself to read 5-6 books 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
Choose 12 colors to represent every month and color code the books you plan on reading every month. For example, if you choose red to represent January, highlight 6 books in the list with the color red!
4) A-Z YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE BIBLE
Read the entire Bible in alphabetical order – start with the book of Acts and end with Zephaniah. Use my printable below to mark of the books you read!
5) STUDY ONE BIBLICAL CHARACTER AT A TIME
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
Choose a 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!)
7) STUDY BIBLICAL CHARACTERS BASED ON CATEGORIES
Study a group of characters based on different categories.
Look through the PDF below (Characters to Study) and choose a category you are interested in. Study every character that would fall under that specific category.
For example, if you choose “Women of the Bible”, you should only study female characters such as Deborah, Maria, Hannah, Esther, etc. I have provided different 14 categories for you, but if you want to create your own categories, go for it!
8) STUDY POPULAR BIBLICAL CHARACTERS IN DEPTH
tudy Popular Characters in Depth.
In the printable above, I made a list of 12 characters that I believe to be some 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, only choose one character at a time in order to properly study them.
9) STUDY ONE BIBLE TOPIC AT A TIME
I have created a printable (listed below) with 20 of the most important topics in the Bible. So, choose one topic at a time and read everything pertaining to that topic.
For example, if you choose love, 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.
10) STUDY 12 BIBLE TOPICS IN 12 MONTHS
Choose 12 topics to study in a year – study one topic every month.
So, every month you should read anything pertaining to the topic you have chosen.
How do you read your bible? Do you just open up and read what’s there? Or do you have other fun ways to read your Bible? Let me know in the comments below! (:
Until next time,