The first time I read through the Bible I was in second grade. For some reason my dad decided that when he got home from work, he and I would read the chapters suggested in a little booklet about how to read through the whole Bible. Since then, I’ve read through the Bible several other times, and always find value in it. I like to intersperse deeper Biblestudies with reading through the Bible, to get both the overview and the drill down perspectives.
This year I started late but with a different method, which has you read one chapter a day from ten different spots. I did read through the whole thing with that method, but I didn’t think it was ideal because you wind up reading certain sections more than once, and not all of those are sections I think have more merit than some of the ones you only read once.
I have heard good things about chronological Bibles, and I’m intrigued by the concept. I might try that in the new year. If you’ve read a chronological Bible, did you like it? Which one did you use?
On a related note, Darcy from Message in a Mason Jar recently wrote about a book called Together: Growing Appetites for God that chronicles one mother’s journey reading the entire Bible verse by verse to her children. I haven’t read it yet, but it sounds really interesting!