Back in June, I made a confession.
And I am now pleased to announce that I have finally finished reading the Bible.
My original plan was to read it in 90 days as the publishers of this particular Bible had intended. But I quickly determined that I would read it in 112 days because I would not be reading it on the weekends. (Slacker? Hi, that's me.)
And I was doing pretty good with my reading until we took our vacation. Sleeping in and not rising early to read my 12 pages caused me to get further behind.
No worries I thought to myself. I'll have plenty of time to get back on track once the kids get back to school.
But the kids got back to school and I started working two mornings a week and volunteering one morning a week and I thought I would never finish.
But I made it! This morning I finished Revelation and let me tell you - it makes me want to be a better Christian now more than ever. Because ya'll there's going to be judgment. Lots of judgment and I'm not sure how I'll fare. I mean I can't even read the Bible in 90 days. What other areas am I failing miserably in?
So my next step is to re-read the Bible. I want to try to understand better what I'm reading. Right now I'm in the process of trying to find a good study Bible. Does anyone have any favorites?
I'm also contemplating reading a chronological Bible - one that arranges the Bible in the order of the events as they actually occurred. Has anyone ever read the Bible this way?
Any thoughts, advice or opinions would be appreciated.
*And by the way, if you don't count weekends, it took me 198 days to finish reading the Bible.