Unfortunately, I think people have made it hard. The truth is learning the Bible is easy. Really. I wouldn't lie about this.
I get asked fairly often how I know so much about the Bible. Let me say up front, I do not consider myself a Bible scholar. I don't get into the whole theological religiousity of it all. My Bible knowledge is not from a library of books or a college Bible program. I don't have time for all that.
I also don't have time or patience for hard reading programs. Really? Someone wants me to keep that paper that tells me to read all those disjointed chapters for a whole year? Thank you for thinking I am either that organized or I really care that much.
Nope. I need simple. So here it is. Jerri's super spiritual, only religious if you make it that way, don't need anything but a Bible reading program:
Three chapters a day.
Seriously. I learned tons about the Bible by simply reading it.
All I did was read three chapters a day. By reading three chapters a day, I could finish the Bible in a year, so I did.
About 22 or 23 years ago, I started reading the Bible through from beginning to end. I did that for three or four years in a row. It is like any material. If I expose myself to it enough times, my mind will retain it. I just kept reading it over and over.
I didn't read it to study it or for memorization purposes. I simply read it. Beginning to end.
The wonderful thing is I didn't have to figure out which day I was on or try to catch up. I could start any day of the year and simply read the next three chapters in the Bible. Doesn't get any simpler than that.
So now you know. I'm no Bible genius. I'm just a Bible reader. It really is that simple.