Recently, I had a friend of mine who is just getting into the things of God. He had been searching his whole life and was starting to ask questions. He had some problems in his life and was turned off to organized religion, but now he is coming back around and searching. He asked me what Bible he should get if he had never read the Bible before.
I suggested he get the Passion Bible, which is the newest version. I told him the first thing I suggest he do is read the book of John. I said to have a marker or pencil with him when he reads it, and when he reads something that tugs at his heart, to mark it and highlight it. More than likely, it has the spirit of God talking specifically to him.
After he reads the book of John, I suggested he read Proverbs, the book of wisdom. It talks about daily living and wise counsel.
If you are somebody who has never read the Bible before, I can’t over emphasize the importance of having something with you when you read it. The Bible is the inspired word of God, and when you read it and feel that tug in your heart, that’s God talking to you personally. He loves you, he cares about you, and he wants the best for you.
Tips for Reading the Bible
- Get the Passion Bible, the newest version
- Read the book of John
- Have a marker or pencil with you when you read it
- When you read something that tugs at your heart, mark it and highlight it
- Read Proverbs, the book of wisdom
God loves you, he cares about you, and he wants the best for you. Reading the Bible is a great way to get inspired and to get to know God better. So, if you have never read the Bible before, I suggest you get the Passion Bible and start reading the book of John. Have something with you when you read it, and when you read something that tugs at your heart, mark it and highlight it.