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17 Quick Tips for Bible Reading
Written by Wilma Zalabak, M.Div.   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 14:22

For starters:
1. Pray about it.
2. Read and re-read.
3. Read aloud, alone, or with others.
4. Read outdoors.
5. Read on your knees.
6. Mark (A pen is the best aid to the eyes.):
  underline
  cluster several references by word, phrase, or idea
  chain reference
7. Organize and memorize
8. Look for:
  repeated words and phrases
  outlines
  threes, sevens, tens, twelves
  interrelationships by theme or word
9. Make notes:
  paraphrase (rewrite in your own words)
  prepare short presentations
  keep a subject notebook

 

Additional suggestions:
10. Try a different translation.
11. Try listening to the Bible on CD.
12. Try an easier book first, like the Gospel of John.
13. Read Old and New Testaments alternatively.
14. Section it into stories and choose one story to read and re-read.
15. Use the concordance to read by subject.
16. Read Christian authors:
  history
  biography
  interpretation
  application
  devotional.
17. Share what you discovered! Use “I . . .,” not “You should . . .”

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