How to read the Bible
Many people ask how they should approach reading the Bible. A reasonable question, considering it is actually made up of 66 individual books, but together making one cohesive story of God’s love for those He created.
Some people start at the beginning of the Old Testament and read through, while other people start with the New Testament which focusses on Jesus and how He fulfilled his mission to reconcile all people to God.
Another alternative is to search the Bible like a reference book or any piece of written text. The front section of all Gideon Bibles and Testaments contains Helps to read the Bible. There are a number of topical indexes to point the reader to what the Bible says about various topics, problems and life situations. There are also tips on how to read the Bible, how to pray and about the history of the Bible itself. If you would like to access these Help pages, you can FIND THEM HERE.
Gideons Daily Bible Reading Calendar
There are many benefits to reading the Bible, God’s Word, daily. Among other gains, it unfolds the Big Picture of God’s glory and works, it nourishes the soul, and it helps us all to build a regular reading habit. The Gideons’ Bible reading calendar offers morning and evening readings – a wonderful way to top and tail your day with the Word of God. You can read along with us by DOWNLOADING THE CALENDAR.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Bible verses in times of need
We want to make sure that when people turn to the Bible for help, they can easily find the guidance they need.
At the front of all Gideon-placed Bibles is a section called Bible Helps, which informs readers where to find verses on meaningful topics. We are contacted regularly by people who have found the Bible Helps to be very valuable in their journey. These verses can be found in any Bible by using its contents page(s).
Help with life and its problems
Gideons Bible App
The Gideons International has developed a free digital Bible App which includes the Bible, or portions thereof, in over 1500 languages. Many of these also include audio as well as text. If English is a second language for you, the Gideons Bible App will be a great help. The Bible App also includes the Helps as found in all Gideon Bibles & New Testaments.
The Gideons Bible App can be downloaded from gideons.bible.is.
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