Have you read the most widely distributed book of all time? According to Wikipedia, this is the Bible, which tops the “list of most widely distributed single-volume books” with 5 billion copies.
By comparison, the Koran is second with 4 billion copies.
Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” ranks fifth on the list with 200 million copies. J.R.R. Tolkien has two works in the top 10 – The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (in 8th and 9th place, respectively).
The Guinness Book of World Records website agrees with Wikipedia, “Few people doubt that the Bible is the best-selling and most widely distributed book in the world.”
Today I have this question for you: have you ever read the #1 book in history that is the best-selling and most widely distributed book in the world? If not, I encourage you to give it a try. And here’s an easy way to do it in a relatively short time.
Like any other book, it’s important that you read it in its entirety.
Depending on which version you choose, the Bible is about 1200 pages. So if you want to Chronological Bible Reading Plan in a year, you only need to read 3-4 pages a day.
But let’s be realistic and assume that it is unlikely that you will be able to read the Bible every day for 365 days. So how about this goal: You read the Bible five days a week for the next 50 weeks. That way you can breathe a little easier, right?
Here’s the math for this approach: 1,200 pages divided by 250 days, or about five pages a day. That’s it – five pages a day, five days a week, and you’ll read the whole Bible in a year. What do you say to that? Try it out and let me know how you did.
If your goal is to read the whole Bible in a year, check the page count on your version.
Whatever the number is, divide it by 250 to get the approximate number of pages you would need to read if you followed the plan five days a week.
Of course, if you want to spend less time, say six months instead of twelve, just double the number of pages per day.
One last point:
You don’t have to wait until January 1 to get started. You can start today! Every day is a good day to read the Bible, the best-selling book of all time.