About 2 1/2 years ago I was doing a book signing at one of our local Christian book stores. When the signing was over I decided to just look around the store before leaving. I ended up finding a book I couldn’t leave without.
My Dad was always a religious person at heart and before he passed he became even more so. He told me once that he had read the Bible 3 times and that he found and learned something new with each read. I had never read the Bible from beginning to end so I decided that if Dad could do it 3 times I could do it at least once and I did.
I made God and myself a promise that I would read a chapter each night no matter what. In the 2 1/2 years it took me to keep this promise I missed 1 night and to this day I can’t remember why. I took my Bible with me no matter where I went. When I went to Utah to promote my book my Bible went with me. When I went to Florida for the release of one of my books, my Bible went too. No matter what time I came in at night I made sure I read my chapter before going to bed. I completed my promise on September 19, 2012 and feel very proud of myself. This is an accomplishment that not everyone can claim and I’m glad to be able to include myself in that group.
I grew up going to church and believing but most of my knowledge came from Bible stories that were told and movies that were made about these stories. Through my reading I’ve learned there is so much more. And that added knowledge has made me want to search deeper. I’m now reading a book titled The Life of Jesus which with it’s history of Jerusalem as well as Christ is becoming a very enjoyable book that is answering my desire to search deeper.
My challenge to you is this. Pick up your Bible and start on page 1. Make a promise to read a chapter a night and in 2 1/2 years, write your own review for the Greatest Book Every Written – the Bible.