READ THE BIBLE

Why we read the Bible

Because Jesus wants a relationship with you—and reading his Word is one of the best ways to know him. Reading the Bible, reflecting on what it says, and talking with God—will teach you how to recognize his voice, help you make wise decisions, and give him the opportunity to speak directly into your life.

 

Where to start:

PICK AN EASY TO READ TRANSLATION

There are many English translations of the Bible—At Summit we recommend The New International Version (NIV) translation or The New Living Translation (NLT).  Both translations are excellent and easy to understand and apply.

 

WHERE TO READ

Whether you’re new to bible reading or a ‘seasoned veteran’ simply opening up and reading each day with no direction can get a bit confusing. We recommend these two starting points:

  1. Start with Jesus. Read through one or all of the gospel; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These give the account of the life and mission of Jesus.
  2. Use a reading plan. Reading plans are helpful to guide you through sections or topics in the Bible. You can jump into the the bible in one year reading plan or browse literally of hundreds of bible reading plans on YouVersion.