wikiHow to Enjoy Reading the Bible

Have you decided to read the Bible but are discouraged by the number of pages? Have you tried to read it but soon came to be bored out of your head? Here's how to read the Bible and enjoy it.


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    Decide where to start. Most begin at the new testament, but if you want to read some exciting stories and learn more about human nature, start in the old testament. Or if you want to read some poetry and other deep writings, read Psalms, Proverbs, Isiah, Daniel or Songs of Solomon. Try to read parts of the old testament in order because the stories are in sequence. You may feel lost, if you start in the middle; if so go back a few chapters, or look for the part that you wonder about.
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    Imagine the story in your head. These are real stories, so it shouldn't be hard. Take your time when reading it and visualize the setting, the people, and their actions. This will turn the story from reading into a video. It would also make it easier to understand the stories.
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    Look up words you don't know. Don't continue your reading, if you don't understand a chapter because of foreign words. Some parts would not make sense unless you know what certain words mean. Depending on your version, there may be many old English words, or it may be completely comprehensible. If you are reading the King James Version, keep a Bible dictionary or the Internet near by.
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    Watch a cartoon or movie about a story. When you are done reading a book, try to find a video on it. A good anime/cartoon is "Superbook". It is about two children who get sucked into Superbook (a.k.a. the Bible) and get to see and participate in the stories of the Bible. It is very accurate, so it can help you and young persons understand most of the stories more.
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    Go to Bible study. If your church has one, attend! Or, invite a few friends over and open the book. You can read ahead of time or during Bible study, and then have discussions about the interpretation of unclear parts or analyze the characters to try to understand why they did what they did. This will make the Bible more fun to read because you get to learn more with others, and you are not alone. Even the best, heroic persons in the Bible made many and some horrifying mistakes by failing to follow the Father's principles of patience, love, forgiveness, making peace, overcoming doubts and all the odds (try checking God's word before and after conflicts).
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    Take notes. Keep a Bible journal near by to record your sightings and things you learned from the books. Don't forget to write down verses you like, or highlight them so you can find them later. The Bible is your guide to life, so take those verses to heart, and use them when you feel depressed, lonely or scared.
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    Remember what the Bible is all about. Many just look at it as a myth, others as a religious book, but in reality, it is the word of God. There are many messages God is trying to tell you that you won't know unless you read it. Anytime learning about God should be enjoyable.
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    Read the Bible, as if it were a song, but do it slowly so that you can remember.


  • Listen to sermons. They can always teach you something new, and give you a deeper rock-solid interpretation to certain stories, quotes lines in the Bible.
  • Make sure you are in a quiet or calm place to read it. If you will be distracted often, do not read. You won't be able to concentrate or remember what you read.
  • Don't rush through the Bible. You have time to read it. Pace your self by picking a number of chapters or pages to read each day.
  • If you can, read the New King James Version. It isn't too hard to comprehend, but still keeps the original meaning. The newer versions of the Bible almost completely change sentences around, and therefore may give off a different meaning from the original meaning and may sound less memorable (less familiar), but might help when read in parallel with other versions to "amplify" the passage.


  • Do not just read the book to know what it's about. Read the Bible, if you hope to have a connection with God and learn more about Him.
  • Revelation is a hard book to comprehend, especially since it is about the future. Get as much help from friends, pastors and the Internet about it, as necessary. Take your time when reading it.
  • There are some books that may seem repetitive, but don't worry, it will get better!

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