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How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Do you feel like you should read the Bible more?

This book will help you
want to read it.

Keith Ferrin has been talking to churches for years about enjoying God's Word. Here he shares the most helpful ideas and habits you can start using today. You will find ten proven tips that are equally practical whether you are a longtime Bible student or simply exploring what t
Paperback, 158 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Bethany House Publishers (first published May 12th 2015)
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May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Ferrin has been enjoying reading his Bible for twenty years. He shares his own inspiration and desires we experience it too. He give ten tips on doing so. And they are all good ones. I think this is a good book, as far as it goes. He fails to address a few issues, important ones in my eyes. One issue is the reading other peoples letters issues. He has us read Phil. 1:3-8 and asks if we feel loved. Paul is writing to someone else, so why would I feel loved. I am sure Ferrin means love from God, b ...more
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a simple to read book that really emphasises reading your Bible rather than spending hours or weeks learning how. I really appreciate that this book is so down to earth, has recommended scripture readings and each “chapter” is called a “Tip”. As someone who studies the Bible daily I know how easy it can become a chore and at times that has caused separation between me and the Word. This book came at the right time (God has good timing, perfect actually) and I read it just as I was beginn ...more
Learn How to Read the Bible in Big Chunks to Engage a Big God

Very practical help on immersing yourself in entire books of the Bible and the whole story of the Bible itself. Easy read that can pay a lifetime of dividends if you actually apply it to your Bible engagement. Great read to kick-off the New Year. Having personally read the Bible several times in “big chunks” myself and led others in doing so, I know the impact it can have on your walk with the Lord and your view of the Bible.

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Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book is immature.
Very practical and short book on how to read and enjoy the Bible. A must read for Christians who need some help in this area.
A couple of decent tips, but a large part of this book contains incredibly detailed instructions for reading the Bible the way the author thinks you should (down to instructing you at one part to "read with a pen in your hand.") I also feel like the author goes too far in downplaying the importance of commentaries. I don't think you can just "read the Bible" and try to take it at face value--this will lead to everyone interpreting it their own way. Understanding the context is a crucial step tow ...more
As someone who has started to read the Bible only to get bogged down I have to say 'enjoy' is not the word I would use to describe my experience. Keith Ferrin's 10 tips and detailed reading plans break 'reading the Bible' down into manageable, maybe even enjoyable, bites. It's made me want to pick up my Bible and try again.

I received this book for free through the goodreads First Reads program.
Tori Samar
Considering I have actually benefited from the tips in this book, I am more than happy to give it a good rating. I can say with confidence that I do enjoy reading my Bible more after heeding this book's advice! ...more
Quick, easy read. Full of practical ways to enjoy reading the Bible.
Raphael Ludescher
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
While Keiths 10 tips are helpful in making bible reading more interessting, I personally think his advice is somewhat too shallow when it comes to making the Bible feel alive. The Bible is God's love letter to all mankind and in it, His will, His character, his thoughts are contained, He has gifted us his Word as a constant guide. God is not always "teaching" us and giving us exact comands, however he is always revealing somehing about himself. For those wanting to enjoy reading the Bible more, ...more
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a life changer

This is a really inspiring book. Before it was finished I was compelled to reading my bible in ways I had not done for a long time.

The author not only passers on a variety of methods for spending more time with your bible but provides great motivation for why you would want to do that. Since reading this book I have not let one day pass without reading an entire book. Not that you have to do that but now I can’t help myself.

Reading single scriptures is good but it is
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant. It has such good tips for enjoying your Bible and the book delivers. It suits my needs and the tips make sense and are not difficult to apply to your daily life. I appreciate that the author can take twenty years of experience and put them into such simple words and a fairly thin book. It is easy to understand and makes me want to spend time with God every day. I've always been lost on how to read my Bible- and I did not realize I was reading it the wrong way until I read ...more
Carol Fairman
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must read for those who are ready to take their faith deeper! I read this book with friends and was blown away by our individual learnings and collective lessons.

This book outlines practical ways to approach reading your Bible. I was amazed at how God's Word seeps into our hearts and because alive in our everyday living when this approach is taken.

I am thankful my friend gifted me with this book and look forward to bringing this study to my staff meetings.

Do yourself a favor and grab
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chatting with God

I absolutely loved this book. So informative and helpful. I actually refer back to when reading my bible. I plan on reading all the books this author has available.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and have been recommending it to everyone! Simple, easy, applicable read and it includes several "challenges" at the end. ...more
Benjamin Sendrow
I expected a book on enjoying reading the Bible more by understanding it better. There was some of that, but there were too many things like pretending to have coffee with God.
Jill Kemerer
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Different approach to reading the Bible

Excellent tips! Made me think of my daily Bible reading in a whole new way! Can’t wait to try some of the suggestions!
R.J. Batla
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This book has tons of great tips to help you re-connect with the Bible and to get more out of it, and to actually enjoy it.
Matthew Richey
Some good tips - may try and incorporate some of this into my Bible classes.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm really excited about starting my Bible Read Thru on January 1st. Thank you Mr. Ferrin! ...more
Dan Dawson
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing - totally reinvigorated my love for God's Word. Now I need to apply it! ...more
Craig Hurst
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I was a kid I hated reading. My sister on the other hand loved it. I would read what I had to for school and that was it. When I reached high school I read through the Bible a few times for our youth group program and I did enjoy it. But outside of that I hated it. I wanted to be outside rollerblading, or skateboarding, or shooting my pellet gun. I did not want to read. Reading required me to slow down and be quiet. Sometimes I literally cried when I had to read.

Now I love to read and I lov
Michael Boling
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who has ever become bored at some point with reading the Bible? I would venture to say everyone should have raised their hands because at some point in our life or perhaps at some juncture of our yearly Bible reading schedule, the unction to dive into Scripture faded somewhat. Blame it on Leviticus or Deuteronomy if you want or even those long lists of genealogies. What is the solution to dealing with the Bible reading blues? Keith Ferrin, in his helpful book How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible, sha ...more
I am doing a four-month Rapid Bible Read Through (one of the tips in this book) and already am seeing my enjoyment of reading the Bible increase. Looking forward to incorporating Keith's other tips as well. It is exciting to see his passion for relational reading of the Bible and to actually understand what he means by that through the tips described in this book (I was somewhat confused prior to reading this book). ...more
Michele Morin
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I pick up my boys after band, play practice, or 4H, I tend to ask pretty much the same questions on our ride home. Nothing profound, mind you, just, “Who did you see?” and “Anything exciting happen?” kind of questions. It’s not that I really need to know that they practiced Smoke on the Water again or that Lam-bo is being more cooperative about walking with his halter. What I really DO need, however, is to work on relationship with my boys, so asking questions is my way of being present to ...more
Lisa Johnson
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible
Author: Keith Ferrin
Pages: 160
Year: 2015
Publisher: Bethany
My rating is 4 stars out of 5
As I sat down one night to read this nonfiction book, I wondered what I was going to encounter because I needed some encouragement. Well, in some of the book I felt encouraged and in other areas challenged, which is also something that helps me grow in Christ. Some of what the author shared via his 10 tips I was actually already doing, but m
Just Commonly
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yes, you read it right. "How to ENJOY reading your BIBLE". "How to enjoy reading your Bible" by Keith Ferrin is one of those books I see and think, "another to-do book that will collect dust after the one read." However, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed.

From the back cover, "Aimed at DEEPENING your relationship with GOD." Isn't that a promise you want? Isn't that what reading the Bible is about? I love how Mr. Ferrin puts it in one of the early chapters of the book. You are to have FUN w
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book thinking I would flip through, read enough to do a decent review, and stash it in the shelf for later thorough reading and study. I ended up reading it cover to cover in a short time! I tend to get frustrated with books "like this" as they are good at inspiring you to want change but not so great in the details of how to actually get there. Not so here. This author has a very conversational and easy to read writing style. The best part though is that this book is so usable. ...more
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. For a few years now on January 1st, I have challenged myself to read the entire Bible. The first year I made it all the way through Genesis before falling so hopelessly behind that there was no catching up. Last year, I got about 99% read, but was doing a whole bunch of hour long readings to catch up on my plan. This year….well, I didn’t even make it through Genesis. I’m sure I a
Stan Stinson
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers here, unless you consider enjoying reading your Bible as a spoiler.

"Ten tips. Ten tips you can apply today. Ten tips that are simple to understand. Ten tips that are equally practical for the long-time Bible student or the person who is exploring what the big deal is about this old book. The Bible is a big deal. (Check the all-time bestseller list. It’s right at the top.) Yes, the Bible is true. Yes, it is practical. And yes, it is fun! My goal is simple: to help you enjoy the Bible.
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