How to Start Reading the Bible

reading the Bible

I have a gift I’m sending to my email subscribers on the first day of Lent. You won’t want to miss this resource to help you start reading the Bible! I remember when I was in high school and I first wanted to read the Bible. I wasn’t sure what I believed about God or Jesus back then, but I knew that this book had helped lots of other people consider questions about the nature of God, the meaning of life, and how to live in a way that is connected to God every day.⁠

Over time, and in fits and starts, reading the Bible became a regular practice for me.⁠

Recently, a friend asked how she could start reading the Bible now, as a grownup. She doesn’t have a lot of free time. It’s intimidating to try to figure out this book and how to read it. She doesn’t have a seminary degree. She has a lot of other responsibilities, not to mention a lot of other habits. Would it really be possible, and worthwhile, to try?⁠

The short answer is, yes. Christians believe that God has revealed himself to us through the person of Jesus, and the Bible is the written witness to that person. If the God of the universe has communicated with humanity, it’s worth checking out what that God had to say.⁠

But it can be a tremendous challenge to start any new habit as an adult, much less to dive into a work of ancient literature on a regular basis.⁠

In response to my friend’s question, and for all of you who want to try reading the Bible, I want to share my new, free ebook with you. It will give you 12 tips on how to get started reading the Bible.⁠

You can request your copy of this ebook on my resources page.

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Hi, I’m Amy Julia.

I write about faith, family, disability, and privilege.

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