The best thing to do is to buy a devotional bible that has a passage/passages for you to read every day and has a story to go along with it that will help explain the passages to you. My two favorite devotional bibles are NIV versions. They are simply called Mom's Devotional Bible and Women's Devotional bible. The Mom's bible is thru the MOPS organization (mother's of preschoolers) and is the best one i have ever read. I bought both of the bibles at a local bible store called One Way.
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You can get this little devotional guide, Our Daily Bread, for free. You can go to their website, and they will send you the free little magazine each month. It has a short little story or devotion each day and gives you some bible verses to read (maybe about a chapter each day) that go along with the devotion. http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/order/odb.php
well when i first stareted reading the bible i started in the new testament and read all that then i started in the old testament. it really worked for me. very interesting. i had a hard time putting it down. i read the whole bible in less than 2 months, but like i said try to start in the new testament and see what ya think........thats what i told my students when i was sunday school teacher, have any problems are question feel free to PM me. i hope i can help
I think it is easiest to start with the 4 Gospels. The NT is easier to read for a new Christian. The OT gets bogged down (not cutting it down) with names and places and things and can sometimes be hard to follow. Starting with Matthew kept me motivated, plus with the 4 being similar, it reinforces what you've read before.
I would recommend a study bible or a devotianal bible. They lay out how to go through the bible and get the most out of it. I also agree that the daily bread is a great tool. The church I used to go to had them in the back of the church for people to take home.
I subscribed to a couple of different Bible in a Year mail services. One for the entire Bible, one of the OT and one for the NT. Then every day I read the chapters/verses that they send references to. I followed the FLYlady m.o. and just 'jumped in' where these services started (they were already almost 1/2 way through the year.