If you’re interested in getting the most out of the time you have available to read the Bible, here are a half-dozen ideas you can try:
The Basic Approach: Try the old school method: Read the Bible through a chapter at a time. Begin in Genesis (or Matthew) and finish in Revelation.
The Alternative Approach: Use a translation other than the one you regularly use, and read through the Bible. If you usually use the King James Version, give the American Standard or New King James editions a try. The differences in expressions will be more noticeable, and will help you see more shades of meaning in a text.
Get Smart: Use your smartphone, desktop or laptop and download a Bible-reading app. YouVersion, Olive Tree and Blue Letter Bible are popular options.
Listen Up: Find the Bible on CD – or cassette – and spend time listening to Scripture being read. You can also find it for smartphones or tablets on Audible or other online sources.
Book by Book: Select a Bible book and read it through more than once. You’ll see new features by re-reading it.
Keep Up with Class: Get involved in a regular Bible class and follow the Bible texts assigned for each class. You’ll get the added bonus of being ready to participate or field questions about the text, and will feel better prepared to discuss the material.
More info on effective Bible Study is in our YouTube video: Three Keys for Profitable Bible Study (II Tim. 2:15).