Opening up a Bible can be overwhelming for many people. It is such a big book, with hundreds of verses, chapters and countless names that are foreign to a modern reader.
This is why many people close the Bible immediately after opening it up. It is simply too much to handle.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
The Bible is a profound collection of books that can be read in many different ways. Below are a few of these ways.
Start with the Gospels
If reading the entire Bible is daunting, first open the Gospels. This can be much easier to grasp and the names and episodes within them are usually familiar. Start with the Gospel of Mark, the shortest Gospel. Reading Mark can give you a sense of accomplishment as well as an interest to see how the other Gospel writers narrate the life of Jesus.