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The way to read and study the bible
on May 28, 2006
Last year I made a decision that I wanted to become a more spiritual person, and I felt one of the keys to that was to read the Bible. I filled out a calendar with due dates for each of the various books and started out - but failed miserably. A few weeks ago I was playing golf with a new acquaintance and he mentioned a daily reading bible that he had found to be a great help in reading and studying the bible. The chronological layout, he felt, was the greatest asset.
I found my way to a nearby Christian bookstore (the first time in my life) and looked at the verion my golf partner had recommended. It seemed like it would work, but then I found this version sitting next to it on the shelf. Immediately I was attracted to it for several reasons, but the most compelling was the author's explanations and introduction to the different sections. That extra information seemed to make the passages so much easier to understand.
So I've been reading this book for a while now - and actually keeping to my schedule - and I have to give it five stars for ease of reading and understanding (and keeping me on schedule!).
If you want to successfully read the bible I suppose any chronoligical version would do. But if you want to understand it and get some real enjoyment and knowledge from your reading then I can't think of a better purchase.