Read through the Bible
The Bible was written to be read. That may sound obvious, but it is worth saying.
At Del Rey Church we encourage everyone to read the Bible from cover to cover. And this is not a life time goal sort of thing, rather, it is a continual part of the Christian life, that is, reading through the Bible. Again, the Bible was written to be read and read continually.
To help you read the Bible, we have provided some links that take folks on a journey through the Bible in one year. Have no fear; there are multiple schedules to help you to read the Bible in a year. God's Word is a big book and without a workable schedule it can be easy to give up before you even get through Genesis. Following are 5 unique guides you can follow as you read through the Bible:
Read the events of the Bible as they occurred chronologically. For example, the Book of Job is integrated with Genesis because Job lived before Abraham.
Read the books of the Bible as they occurred in the Hebrew and Greek traditions (the order in which they were written). For example, the Old Testament books in the Hebrew Bible do not occur in the same order as they do in our English Bible. The New Testament books are arranged according to their date of writing as well.
Old and New Testament Together
Read the Old Testament and New Testament together. Your knowledge of the Old Testament will be enhanced by what you read simultaneously in the New Testament.
Beginning to End
With this guide there are no surprises. You simply read through the Bible from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation.
If you prefer not to read straight through the Bible but want to add variety to your Scripture reading. For example, while you are reading the Old Testament book of Isaiah, you are also reading the New Testament book of Mark to heighten the variety of your Bible reading.