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When to Read

• Preferably at the beginning of the day when you are more awake
• It is also good to carry a small Bible with you during the day in case you have some free time.

What to Read

• Try to read a few psalms during the day - they will help you with prayer and meditation.
• It is also good to read a portion of Proverbs (and Ecclesiastes) each week. They contain lots of advice for living a godly life.
• If you are new to Bible reading, try following the Basic Bible Planner contained on this disc.
• For more advanced readers you will find it immensely beneficial to use the Standard Bible Planner, which covers the Old Testament once, and the New Testament twice per year.

How to Read

• The Word of God must always be approached in humility, and a prayer should be offered for increased understanding before you begin.
• Always try to write down questions and notes while you read.
• Notes can also be written down in the margins of your Bible.

• A concordance and dictionary are very good for looking up word meanings and related passages.


• If possible, do your Bible Readings with your family, each person taking turns to read 5 (or 10) verses each, aloud.
• After each portion of reading, ask questions and try to think of related passages elsewhere in the Bible.
• Make sure the room where you read is well lit. This will help you concentrate properly.

We pray God will bless you with your study of His Most Holy Word.

The Following books can be read in one sitting
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Daniel, Hosea, Joel*, Amos, Obadiah*, Jonah*, Micah, Nahum*, Habakkuk*, Zephaniah*, Haggai*, Zechariah, Malachi*
Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians*, 1 & 2 Thessalonians*, 1 & 2 Timothy*, Titus*, Philemon*, Hebrews, James*, 1 & 2 Peter, 1.2.3 John*, Jude*
* = very short
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