Genesis is a massive book with 50 chapters. I knew that I wasn’t reading this one in one sitting, and quite honestly, I knew it would be a struggle with only a couple of sittings. But according to Crossway, it only takes 3 hours and 31 minutes to read. It really put into perspective for me my assumption of time. There were plenty of times where I have sat down and just read a book to look up and realize its hours later. Or how many times have I binged watched a season or series of shows? I could easily decide to turn on my YouVersion app and listen to Genesis while doing something else.
But what I decided to do with this book, is to start reading in my Chronological Bible, and I began to use a highlighting strategy that I adapted from Amy Hale. It’s taken me a tad bit longer than just reading it like normal, but I feel like I am better able to retain more. I’ll do a future post about my highlighting strategy. But for now, here is a sneak peek.
Just a reminder, it’s best to let scripture interpret scripture. I like these resources because they help me better understand scripture, but I may not agree with everything they say. As in all things, pray and invite God to help you in your time of reading and studying. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and use discernment when using resources outside of the Bible itself. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
Here are some additional resources I recommend looking into after you read Genesis through on your own:
Drop me a comment if you have taken the 3 hours and 31 minutes to read Genesis. Also, drop how many sittings did it take you below. Do you know any other great resources for this book? Leave them below!