More Reading

How are your New Year Resolutions?

I don’t make any, so I don’t have to break any.  Yes, it was a flipping of the calendar.  It was the start of a brand new year, a fresh beginning.  So why do we have to have a fresh beginning on a certain date?

I once heard Jim Rohn question as to  why should one wait to make a change that would benefit your life.  Great point!  However, being a weak and conformist human that I am, I have engulfed myself to starting something on the 1st day of January.  Its, called reading.  As in reading a book which is something I partake of in so rarely.  I prefer audible.  I love to listen to audio books and podcasts.  It works much easier for me except for those books which aren’t in the audio format.

In fact, I have taken on reading the entire Bible.  In fact, our entire church has undertaken this project.  We are reading the The Daily Bible, by F. LaGard Smith.  The challenge: to read this with fresh eyes.  The Daily Bible is written in what is thought to be the order in which it was written, not in the order it is actually placed in the Bible that we commonly know today.  Just another way of reading it.

Let me admit, I have never read the entire Bible in my life.  I have gone to church my entire life, but I have never just engrossed myself in this book from cover to cover.  I find it amazing that the most popular book in the world is one I haven’t completely read.  Gonna change that.  In fact, I’m willing to garner a guess that a majority of those who wear the name Christian have also failed to have read this entire book.

Judging a book by reading a few select passages really isn’t any different than understanding the book by looking at the cover.

 

As I have started out this year, I have been intrigued by the things I have thought I knew about the stories in Genesis.  Its absolutely fascinating stuff.  Its not too late to join in.  Pick it up and get started.

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29 responses to “More Reading

  1. We did that a couple of years ago. I loved it also! Let me give you another “hint” that I found helpful: Read it as a book, not the Bible. I read a printing that was done in paragraph form as opposed to book, chapter, verse. It was amazing how differently I read it! Also, because it was not my good Bible, I was free to highlight anything, scribble thoughts, questions or any notation. I found this very liberating. Highly recommended!

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