Reading the Bible is one of the most important things you can do to get to know God and transform your life. So how do I start? What bible do I pick? Where can I find plans or resources to get started? How do I get more out of it reading the Bible? Check out this Guide to Understanding the Bible and implement the 5 steps that will help you learn how to read and comprehend the Bible so you can grow closer to God.
The Bible was written in three ancient languages. Each translation to your language represents years of work to help you process the Bible in a way that makes sense.
Are you a morning person or night owl? Do you like quiet places or bustling coffee shops? Do you learn by watching, listening, or reading? Do you sometimes read paper and other times digital?
Once you decide on a routine that works for you, start one of these Bible Plans or consider finding a Study Bible. NIV Study Bible | NIV Life Application Bible | Others
Think like a detective and discover the story behind the story.
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books, written in three languages, across three continents, over a 1,500-year period by 40 different authors. Use tools like these to learn who the text was written to, when, where, and why. 
There’s no need to rush. Take your time and get curious.
After studying the context, what questions do you still have? Use your questions as tools to help you dig deeper through prayer, study, and conversations with friends.
A LifeGroup is a safe place to make friends who'll help you process your questions about the Bible. Want to join a Life Group or a Bible Fellowship at First Christian?
The Bible is meant to transform us, not just inform us. The more we apply what we learn from God’s Word, the more we become like Jesus. 
Ask God what He wants you to learn about Him and yourself.