There have been over 6 billion Bibles printed to date.
There are well over 1,000 translations into new languages currently in progress.
It’s the most popular book in history, hands down. Though, it’s not really fair to other books, since it was written by God and it’s technically 66 books, written by at least 40 different authors over a 1,600 year period.
And if that doesn’t make the Bible appealing, there are plenty of other reasons to read it…
I dare you to find any other 66 books written over a 1,000+ year period that have anything to do with each other and here we have the Bible, which maintains the same theme over the course of almost a million words.
The Bible has been endorsed by Christians, Jews and people who claim to be neither of the two. It’s an amazing work to say the absolute least. And I’ll simply let N.T. Wright sum it up by saying:
“The Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.”
If you’re reading this, you probably already believe in the supernatural nature of the Bible, so let’s get into how we can read the Bible for all it’s worth and glory.
The Bible can be overwhelming. It’s long and quite frankly, some parts are boring. When we get into the begats, lineages and census numbers, it’s easy to lose focus. So how do we create a reading plan that we stick with? What do people mean when they talk about reading the Bible daily? How much are they reading? What’s their system?
I can’t explain everyone’s strategy for getting the most out of the Bible, but I can give you a strategy that works. It has worked for me and countless others and it can easily work for you. I’m going to give you a strategy to start with and build on. Create your own method and remember, a good reading plan that you stick with is better than the best reading plan that you don’t.