If you are intent on becoming a diligent Bible reader, you have to make sure you are reading the right book. What do I mean by that? Read on and find out…
I’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea to print Bibles with double-column, minuscule text, but they were wrong.
I can understand it if you want a Bible small enough to fit in your purse or backpack. The text would have to be smaller to accommodate the size. Other than that, small print does not make for an enjoyable reading experience. It strains the eyes and can leave a person feeling exhausted.
Large print is definitely the way to go. While it does make for a larger book, it also makes for a more enjoyable reading experience. It’s easier on the eyes, helps you read faster, and doesn’t leave you feeling worn out by the time you are finished. It’s even better if the text is single column rather than double column. Single column editions of the Bible are a little harder to come by, but they are out there for anyone who cares to look. If you read off your phone or tablet, you can adjust the font size to whatever feels comfortable.
Another suggestion I would make is using a Bible with plain text for your reading Bible. Center-column or side-column references can be distracting when reading. Study Bibles are also notoriously distracting. With a plain text Bible, you can cover material a lot quicker than when you are chasing a reference trail to see where it lead. Reading apps for your phone or tablet usually allow you to turn the reference features on or off. I would suggest setting them to “off” for reading.
Diligently reading your Bible is one on the most rewarding exercises in which you can engage. Hopefully, what I have suggested here will help you enjoy a better reading experience. Remember, Bible reading is a critical discipline to develop if you are truly intent on living in the Reign.