Read the Book: A New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about losing weight, working out, and generally making decisions to—uh—make better decisions? “New Year’s resolutions!” In January 2017, Barna researchers reported that six in ten Americans said they want to read the Bible more than they currently do.

And if time’s an issue, a website has broken down each book of the Old Testament by the number of hours it takes to read. For example, it may take you 3.5 hours to read Genesis, but only 15 minutes to read the story of Ruth, or 5 hours to read the book of Psalms. And Psalm 119:103–104 says: "How sweet are your words! . . . I gain understanding from your precepts” (NIV).

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