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#1 of 23 Old 12-10-2002, 07:30 PM - Thead Starter
 
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Where is a good place to start reading the Bible?
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I have no idea. I haven't read a lot of it.
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At the beginning, that is where I started way back when I read it, course I was 11 at the time.

But if you are looking for comfort I would go with the New Testament, because the Old Testament lays down the history for the New and most people know a lot of the history anyway.
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Hah listen to me giving advise on bible reading
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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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I would start with either Luke or John.
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The Bible I have is a study Bible since I have so little practice. I have just been bouncing here and there with it. Read a lot of Revelation but that is because I read the Left Behind Books.
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I have the Women's Devotional Bible and I really like it! Wow Krista, I didn't know they had a Mom's Devotional Bible! I will have to look for it!
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If you like the Women's Devotional then you will LOVE the Mom's Devotional. It is fantastic.
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I saw that one in the bookstore the other day and it looks really nice. There were several people that bought it while I was in there.
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Not one togive advice on bible reading! I bought a nice children's bible for Jenna and read her a story out of it each night. That is about as close as I get.
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Just picking up the Bible and starting to read can be a little overwhelming. A devotional book or a devotional guide can help. You can find them on lots of subects.

If you just want to pick up the Bible and start to read, then John is a good book. It has some great stories and explains some of the major foundations of the Christian faith.
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I know, I know.... Here I go again.

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
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I would recommend Our Daily Bread too. It is a very good devotional.
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Some bibles have topics in it also.
If you are haveing certain problems it will tell you exactly what to read.

I want the moms devotional bible!!! I will have to see if it is not to late to get it!!

What am I thinking when do I have time to read???
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I just signed up for that thanks Dina! And it is a little overwhelming at first to just pick it up and start at the beginning. I really appreciate all the suggestions!
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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
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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.
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I liked Psalms and then of course what some people refer to as the Bible romance novel Solomon. Revelations is also good.
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Thanks for that link Dina. A girl I worked with read Our Daily Bread and she would pass them to me. Since I stopped working I really miss reading it and didn't know where to get it...thanks again!
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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.
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Thanks for the ideas, I think I'll sign up for daily bread too and I would like to get a mom's devotional bible.
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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.
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