Simple Advice for Bible Reading in 2012

I have read through the Bible several times over the past few years and have found a couple of things helpful. 1. Use a Reading Guide to track your progress. Pretty much all you need to know can be found right here. Here is the plan that I like to use. 2. Choose a readable translation. Here’s a good rule of thumb: Bible reading is different from Bible study. My favorite translation for Bible study is the ESV. But when I’m trying to read large chunks of Bible at once I like to use other translations that are easier to read. Here are a few good ones: New International Version (NIV), New LIving Translation (NLT), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). I use the ESV for preaching, but I’m going to be reading the NLT for my personal Bible reading time this year. 3. You won’t understand everything. It’s easy to breeze through Genesis and then get bogged down once you get…

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