Why should I read my Bible?
There’s interesting stuff in the Bible. Don’t ever let someone tell you the Bible is boring. If someone says that, they aren’t reading it right. Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah, wars and conquest, love and marriage, Peter cutting off a soldier's ear, a dead man coming back to life… on and on it goes. There are some incredible stories in the Bible that will inspire you and change you.
The Bible is unlike any other book. This might surprise you, but the Bible isn’t really a book at all. It’s a collection of 66 small books or letters. It was written by 40 different authors across a couple of continents and in three languages. It’s been collected, organized and preserved for us.
The Bible has influenced the world like no other book. The Bible has shaped more than preachers - it’s influenced Presidents and Kings.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. - Hebrews 4.12
What version should I read?
The simple answer is: whichever version you will read! We live in a day and age where there are many different English translations of the Bible, so take some time and find one that fits you best. If you download the YouVersion Bible App or go to bible.com, you can try out as many different versions as you need. The NIV and ESV are two of the most commonly used translations today, so those are great places to start, but don't stop until you find the one you can read and understand.
Where do I start?
The Bible can seem daunting or downright intimidating the first time you pick it up to read it. We want to help you get started with a daily habit that will help you spend time with God every day. Click here to find a reading plan today!