ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where Should I Start Reading the Bible?

Updated on October 18, 2018

Books that are easy to read

Where to start definitely depends on your background. Are you new to the faith? Have you been a believer for years, but want to dig deeper in the Word? Maybe you're a seeker looking for truth. The next section will deal with topics and backgrounds. For now here are the easiest books of the Bible to read:


I, II and III John


I and II Thessalonians







books for new believers

If you are new to the faith I recommend starting in John. It's written for the common man (working class). You'll get a glimpse of Jesus' life and ministry. You'll also cover some very familiar passages and verses that are crucial to the faith.

Once through John I recommend working through I, II and III John. These smaller books are easy to read and full of great advice for new Christians. They were written to new believers and cover faith, sin, assurance, and more.

If you prefer to read the apostle Paul's writings, start in his shorter letters: Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, etc. The longer books deal with more difficult doctrines and church issues in general.

The Psalms and Proverbs are excellent for daily encouragement and reading as well.


the best way to make reading your bible a habit

Years ago I was given great advice: make your time in God's Word something you enjoy. The idea was that some days you won't feel like reading the Word. So pair your time in the Word with other elements you enjoy (like coffee, tea, relaxing in a rocking chair, favorite spot in the house, favorite time of day, relaxing music, etc).

Think to yourself right now: where do I love spending time? Why not make that the spot you spend time in God's Word? Next question: when do you love being there? Are you a morning or evening person? When can you make this a daily habit that you keep?

This isn't rocket science. It's self-awareness. Stop trying to force a habit you don't enjoy. Don't make a morning appointment with God if you aren't a morning person. Look for ways to make this a habit you enjoy so you'll look forward to your time in God's Word.

So to review:

  1. Find a place you want to be
  2. Set aside some time when you are alert and aren't distracted
  3. Pair this with a drink or element you love
  4. Make it a routine you keep

Books for believers looking to grow

You've done this before. you commit to bible reading but get off track. It's time to start reading on a growth plan. Here are some great books full of truth and doctrine that can transform your life:


I and II Corinthians

I and II Peter


I and II Samuel




Let others know where you like to read

What's your favorite book of the Bible to read?

See results

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)