By Peter Krol, The Gospel Coalition
Such advice sounds good for those who prefer Peter Jackson to J. R. R. Tolkien or who would choose a locally anaesthetized lobotomy over any sort of reading assignment. Non-readers show courageous faith when they commit to regular patterns of Bible reading at predictable intervals, and I laud their desire to draw closer to the Lord.
But what about those of us who enjoy reading? Why limit ourselves to a few chapters (or a few verses) 10 minutes a day?
Perhaps you were one of the geniuses who devoured Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows within two weeks of its publication. Maybe a Kindle deal puts a spring in your step. You always have one or more books going, and you have to set boundaries so blogs don’t take over your life.
You, like the non-readers mentioned above, love the Bible as God’s Word. And you think following Jesus is more than a passing fad. You love to read, and the Bible is a book.
Here’s my advice: Read the Bible.
Related article from The Gospel Coalition: How to read the whole Bible in 2014