The Bible is a pretty incredible book, but you may be wondering what the big deal is. Why should I read the Bible? Well, this may not answer all of your questions, but I hope it’ll start to answer some.

We read and write reviews on a growing number of books here at Kaloway. Of all the books we’ll ever recommend, the Bible tops the list. Why? Because it informs every facet of life like no other book ever has or ever will.

Why Should I Read the Bible?

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Bible Summary

The Bible is arguably the coolest, most confusing, most incredible, and most unique book that’s ever been. I’d attempt to write an accurate summary here, but instead, I’d like to share two videos with you. The first one explains the format of the Bible, meaning how it’s organized, and you can find it here: What is the Bible?

The second video is really helpful because it shows the major story that the Bible is telling. If you’ve ever attempted to read the Bible you know it can be confusing because it seems like there are a bunch of disjointed stories. In actuality, there’s one large story that weaves its way through each page and every smaller story. Check out this video to see what I mean: The Story of the Bible.

Bible Quotes/Bible Verses

*These are some of my favorite verses.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

John 17:20-23

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Bible Review

For a long time, I avoided the Bible. It was confusing and the people that represented it seemed to all be judgey and hypocritical. I felt like if I read it I’d just get more of the same, so I didn’t.

Then, one day something crazy happened. From no desire of my own, God impressed very strongly on my heart that he loved me and wanted to have a relationship with me. It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life, and from that point forward things started to change for me.

My desires began to change. Peace began to grow in my soul. I felt a sense of purpose and contentment that was incredible. I also began to read my Bible.

At first, it was confusing.

But the more I read it the more it started to make sense. An older Christian offered to do a Bible study with me, and that made even more of it make sense. I’d run to the Bible when I was unsure of how to deal with something in my life, and it always had an answer. I didn’t always like the answer, but it was always something that worked!

At that point, I was hooked. There are two verses in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that say, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

I think (and experience has shown me) that the Bible is the most useful book for life. It tells us about God. It explains how to have a relationship with him. It corrects us when we’re wrong and helps us to see a better way to live. If you’ve never read it I 100% think you should.

If you’ve tried in the past and it hasn’t made much sense, get connected to a church and go regularly. Hearing someone explain the Bible is a really great first step in starting to understand it. Then, find someone to study it with. If you’re not sure how check out Women of the Word. It lays out a great process that you can follow on your own or with a small group of people. And don’t worry. It works even if you’re a dude. You can read my review of the book here.

Because there’s a better way,

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