What is the Best Way to Read the Bible? A Bible Reading Plan for Beginners

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

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What is the best way to read the Bible?


Many people say the best way to read the Bible is to start with John. Other people say to start from the beginning and read it as a book. Still others say to start in Genesis, but to skip certain books and go back to them later. Some individuals think it's best to start with the New Testament and then read the Old Testament after that. Then there are those who completely skip around with no rhyme or reason, believing that as long as they are reading the Bible, it doesn't matter what order they read in.


So with all this confusion regarding the Bible, what truly is the best way to read it?


The answer is pretty simple: You can read it however you want.


But if need a little bit more structure than that, allow me to explain my personal favorite way to read the Bible and how it changed my life:


When I had the job at the factory, there was very little I was allowed to do other than work and listen. For eight hours a day, I was glued to my machine, producing as many parts as I possibly could for the day. I was so insanely bored, I thought I was going to crawl out of my skin. I started searching for things to listen to. I wasn't allowed on my phone at all during work, but I was allowed to listen to music. So I needed to make sure whatever I chose was something long enough that I didn't have to pull out my phone to switch to something else. I decided to download and listen to a dramatized, audio-book version of the Bible. I saw that the Bible was around ninety hours long! I remember thinking, "Wow, I will