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i want to start reading the bible, but i don’t know where to start, please help…thank you & God bless

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i want to start reading the bible, but i don’t know where to start, please help…thank you & God bless


I would start with the Gospels, which are the glory of the Scriptures. You could alternate that with an Old Testaments text, perhaps Genesis, as in the first chapters of it we find the proto-Gospel, explaining how God will repair the fall of Man through Christ (esp. Gen. 3:15).

But, in fact, there is no necessary approach to doing this; you can read the Bible in whatever order you like, or yopu could follow one of the many Bible reading plans, such as Jeff Cavin’s and Scott Hahn’s “Great Adventure.” The advantage of guided reading program IS that it is guided, and Scott and Jeff do a great job of it. You can find more information at and find many of the biblestudy aids at Catalogue also has their TV series done on EWTN on this subject.

However, if you choose to move at your own pace and in your own way, you will find having a good commentary handy will be a big help. I recommend two, especially: the Navarre Bible (which is also a commentary) and the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. Both are available in volumes by book and as compiliations of several books, so that you need only buy what you are reading at the time. Or you can buy the complete collection if you want to jump around between books. You could also use either commentary to study the liturgical text of each day, a very laudable spiritual practice.


  1. emily ward Reply

    My earthly father read the bible three times and was working on the forth in his 80s when he passed on, he started at the beginning, I think that is always a good place to start and it puts the rest of the bible in perspective. I am personally, doing both, starting at the beginning, and also reading places at random from time to time.

  2. Duke Snyder Reply

    I would start reading in the gospels: John, chapter 17 is a good place to start. We are taught a proper bible reading order, and I can provide more info upon request, THX for asking!

  3. Duke Snyder Reply

    Don’t try to read any certain amount of scriptures at any one time, but read only what you can “understand) by the Holy Ghost” The KJV is not written in chronological order, Ref, II Tim. 2 (15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the Word of Truth!! Gave 3 yrs intensive study of the Holy Bible KJV. Ordained, and have necessary research books and notes to prove what I’m saying. We study NO worldly knowledge, only to keep the Pure knowledge of God, PURE!!

  4. Sarah Gass Reply

    I have been reading the bible for years and still haven’t finished it, or can’t remember everything in it. Sometimes I wish I could understand it all. God Bless You All.

  5. Mike Scofield Reply

    Guys, we (Catholics) have a daily bible reading guide.

  6. Ann Chunga Reply

    I started right at the beginning, Genesis (I have got up to 2 Chronicles). I have learnt a lot about how things were before the birth of Jesus, about great prophets like Moses, whose deeds I never knew before I read in great detail about him. I feel I will be able to understand the New Testament better when I come to it. The coming of Jesus is also mentioned in the Old Testament, e.g.: Number 24:17.

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