Reading the Bible can be daunting. Where do I start and how much or how long do I read? These are some of the questions that we might ask and we’ve tried to compile a helpful list of resources to help you in your Bible reading. It’s important to have a plan and whatever that plan is, it’s good to aim for consistent reading for 20 minutes daily rather than sporadic reading for an hour. As you read, it’s good to ask yourself questions about what you’re reading and to write down those observations.
ESV Bible Reading Plans
2 Year Bible Reading Plan
YouVersion Bible Reading Plans
There are many English translations of the Bible, and while this is a great blessing it can also be overwhelming in knowing how to choose. At Rolling Fields we use the English Standard Version (ESV) and would encourage you to consider using it, although there are a number of other great translations. Some of the other common translations that we would recommend are the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), the New Living Translation (NLT), the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and the New International Version (NIV). The King James Version (KJV) is also a wonderful translation, although because of its age (translated in 1611) it is more difficult for many readers to understand. This is a helpful comparison that allows you to read verses side by side in different translations. At the end of the day, the best translation is one that you read.