Reading the Bible

We’re talking about reading this month at Out of the Ordinary and I’m kicking off the series with a post about reading the Bible in 2014.

A simple Google search would no doubt turn up hundreds of options for Bible reading plans. There are bookmarks to print and email reminders to sign up for. There are canonical plans and chronological plans and one year plans and two year plans and New Testament only plans and plans with daily readings from the Pentateuch and the Prophets and Wisdom literature and the gospels. Truly the options are endless!

As are the opinions on the best approach. Get a good study Bible, don’t use a study Bible. Engage commentaries, read without any commentary. Read voraciously and voluminously, meditate and marinate in only one or two books across the calendar year.

It’s all rather confusing.

In choosing a particular approach for our personal reading, we need to take care to remember the goal…

Read the rest of my post here.

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

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