I love to read. My first paperback novel was Shadow Dancers which I read when I was 9. I have literally read it and have no recollection of any chapter of it. What I can remember is what my mom told me the story was about. So I guess, one could argue that I have not read it at all.
I became fascinated with reading after then. In high school I was over-enthusiastic with R.L. Stine books. They are horror / suspense type of teen pocketbooks that the villain always ends up to be the one person who you wouldn’t think is the villain. It’s amazing how your preferences mature over time. If I read those books now, I would say it’s pretty lame and obvious but in high school, it was simply the best. I also read Sweet Valley High especially the diary editions. I have always thought having an identical twin is awesome.
Then I met Anne Rice. I was in love! I fell in love with the vampire Lestat until today. No other vampire story is more real than Anne Rice’s.
So then I thought about the Bible. I’ve read so many books but I haven’t read the Bible. If you think about it, I probably read twice as much as the pages of the Bible but for some reason, I could not find the time to finish it. I attempted several times to read it from Genesis to the very end of the New Testament. I have tried everything. In all those attempts, I have gone as far as Exodus.
So this year, I am challenging myself to finally finish reading the Bible. I downloaded a one-year reading guide for both the old and New Testament. I am still on track as of today so I guess I have potential to meet this goal. It’s interesting to know that the golden rule is not just from some Chinese guru quote but is actually mentioned I the Bible. Some of the other famous phrases I found so far are:
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
“So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
There are lots of sights and mobile applications out there but I find this https://www.biblegateway.com/ the best. It has reading plans, different versions of the bible and features such as being able to highlight or bookmark a favourite passage or even a chapter.