Where should I start reading in the bible? ?

  I am a "beginner" at the Bible and have no idea where to start. And I know that the Bible is not a book that you just pick up and read from beginning to end. So my question is where should a beginner start? And then go from? Please leave the smart as$ answers out. Lol

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  • Snow
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    It can seem like a daunting task! But not impossible. The first best advice I can give you as a Bible reader is most importantly to pray for God to help you to understand what you read. Second piece of advice is that after you read, to take some time to think about or “meditate” in other words on what you have read. That will help the information to take hold in your mind and you heart. And the third piece of advice is to study the Bible along with a book that I linked below. It isn’t a big book, but it is soooooo helpful when reading the Bible. If you like the book but want a hard copy you can find info on the website to request one. 

  • Rogan
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Start with the last page, you won't have missed anything.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This depends on what your needs are.

    Once when was mad read the whole book of Proverbs in one night to help me calm down.  Pray for direction and you will find it. If you love songs then read Psalms because it is a book of songs the Hebrews used to sing to God. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Do you really think that you are not being noticed as one who posts several individual answers to each question that you pretend to answer?  On this question you asked, you also answered it ,too.

    Source(s): ? is posting several answers for each question he/she answers
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Start at the beginning and read it through to the end.  Doing that make me the atheist I am today.

    Christians will tell you to read just the "nice" parts about Jesus giving instruction in ethics as ethics were understood in the 1st century.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Start by getting a reliable modern translation, like the New International Version or the Jerusalem Bible.  Then start with Genesis 1:1 and go on through until the end of Revelation. Read all the geneology lists and other things most think boring. Read the Apocrypha - they were counted part of the Christian Biblie until Prot. publishers started leaving them out, 1850s.

    Read three chapters an evening, and you'll get through in roughly a year.

  • 1 month ago

    Matthew*********

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Start with the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), then the Acts of the Apostles (also called the Book of Acts). Someone below mentioned the Book of Mormon, but that obviously is not part of the Bible, just the personal writings of one misguided non-Christian man. Avoid it.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I recently asked this question to some friends. Many suggested start with the book of John or Proverbs. I decided to go with Proverbs. I found a book on Amazon called A Proverb A Day and it helps explain what I just read. https://amzn.to/36gyabH

  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Like any book, start on page 93.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Start with the New Testament, specifically John.

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