The Bible can change your life.
Here's how to make reading it easier and more enjoyable.
The Bible is a great book...if only it wasn't so difficult to read. A daunting length, the stories are from a time period very distant from ours, the language and customs have been translated out of their original context to fit (sometimes awkwardly) into our modern vocabulary, and the chapters flow from history lessons to lineage charts to poetry to parables without warning.
It can be A LOT to deal with.
Beneath these challenges, though, is wisdom for daily living, comfort in the midst of pain, and an invitation to a rich and surprising ongoing conversation with Jesus where he shares his heart.
These gifts of wisdom and comfort have the power to transform our lives. Unlocking them takes just a little practice and perseverance. Here are some articles, tips, tools, and ideas to help.
Four Steps for Making the Bible Easier to Read and Understand
Start by choosing THIS focus
Try a Word Study
Look for Jesus in the Old Testament
Read like a child
Coming Soon: Building a Bible-Reading Habit
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