Faith

How To Read The Bible: My Advice To Beginners

The Bible is so OVERWHELMING. I still, to this day, struggle… so I am speaking from experience. But I wanted to write a blog to share what has really helped me in my studies.

The Bible

There are so many different types of Bibles. By different types, I mean the language is different. Growing up, I thought I had to use the King James version. This was super intimidating to me because I honestly did not understand any of it. It kept me from reading the Bible outside of church for years. I recently got the She Reads Truth Bible and it was a game-changer for me. It is very easy for me to understand and it has a lot of other features that help you.

Community

If you are anything like me, you may need some accountability. Having friends with like faith has been key for me. I have done devotionals, book studies, and just something free and easy off of Pinterest with friends. Having people who you can turn to when you don’t understand something has been so helpful for me when it comes to understanding the word.

RightNow Media

Right Now Media is like a Christian Netflix. There are bible studies on just about anything you could need. It has been an incredible tool for me to really get involved.

Prayer

Prayer is so powerful and it is a necessity when it comes to reading and understanding the bible. Talk to God and ask him quite your heart. I often struggle with praying, so I prefer to journal my prayers. there is nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t matter how you talk to God about this, you just need to pray.

Context

Going verse by verse instead of the entire chapter really helps me consume the information. It really helps me to read someone else’s perception of the verse as well. I will often use the website called bibleref to break down and get a better understanding of what is going on. This website isn’t completely up to date so just be aware some verses have not been broken down yet.

These are just some easy and practical tips to get you started! As always feel free to send me a direct message on Instagram or email me!

Sincerely,
Rachel

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