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  1. It is very possible that you have this enormous book at home. In fact, it's not only one extra long book, it's many shorter. Yes, you guessed it right - today we are talking about the Bible. Have you ever enjoyed reading your Bible? Have you even been so excited about reading it that you couldn't put it down? Have you ever imagined reading your Bible as you would drink coffee with the God? Just hanging out?

    No? Don't be scared, you're not the only one. In fact, you're one of many. But Keith Ferrin wants to help you on your journey and that's why he wrote How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible.


    And who wouldn't make their reading more enjoyable? I certainly do, so I was full of expectation going to this book. And let me say you - I wasn't disappointed!

    What does the premise of the book say?
    When it comes to the Bible, most of us talk about two things: Is it true? And how should it impact our lives? But you may be missing something vitally important: Do you "like" the Bible? If you don't, consistency will always be a struggle, and the Bible will be less likely to transform you.
    Keith Ferrin has been talking to churches about enjoying the Bible for years, and now he's compiled his most helpful tips. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, Ferrin teaches you how to develop a relational mindset and to approach the Bible in a way that lines up with the way your brain learns best. "How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible" will help you genuinely love the Bible more, read it more consistently, and apply God's Word to your everyday life.
    (taken from Goodreads)

    I don't read non-fiction very often - I have always thought that it cannot be an enjoyable read. That I have to read non-fiction only for my school and studying. Well, I guess that's not true. Even though "How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible" is a non-fiction book, it is a very quicky read. It's quite short (176 pages in paperback edition) but that only shows that enjoying your Bible is no science. 

    I love the language! Keith Ferrin knows people and he knows their experience with Bible but he doesn't tell you: YOU MUST DO THIS! YOU MUST ENJOY IT. No, that would hardly help. He knows how to be funny but how not to make fun of a serious topic. He knows that reading The Bible can be difficult and he gets it. He wats to help you!

    He gives you 10 tips that are very simple and doable. These tips are some kind of a guide that will help you on your journey with your Bible. And you don't get only the list of tips and bye bye, do what you can. With each chapter - each tip - you also get tasks for the group, or some recommended Scripture reading and what's the most beautiful - prayer at the end of each chapter.

    Even though the book is short and very readable and you can definitely finish it in two hours, I would recommend reading it slowly. Take your Bible and switch reading How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible for reading your actual Bible. Try out the new tips. They seem easy, right? I can do that! And you can too! I guarantee you that every tip in this book is super easy. But sometimes the easy way is the only thing you need. Don't overthink it!

    At the end of the day, I really think this book changed my thinking about the Bible. And we want books to change our thinking, to influence us and give us new opinions. As a Christian, I know the importance of the Bible but since reading Ferrin's book, my reading has been changed. And for that, I cannot give it less than 5 stars. For me, this is one of the two most influential Christian reads - together with The Shack by William Paul Young.

    I received an e-book copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you Bethany House and NetGalley! I may buy a physical copy of this book - and I don't do that very often!

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