For a Christ-follower to grow in faith, the Bible is absolutely necessary. The Bible is God’s inspired word (2 Timothy 3:16) and is our road map to understanding God’s will for our lives. That’s why it’s vital that your first step is to obtain a Bible in a language (referred to as a “translation”) that is easy for you to understand; particularly a study Bible with insightful notes and lessons for practical application to your life.
Some of our favorite translations that are ideal for modern readers:
- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
- English Standard Version (ESV)
Once you have your Bible we recommend you begin reading the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John, both in the New Testament. The book of Mark is a quick overview of the life of Jesus on earth and most will find it very easy to understand. The book of John places great emphasis on God’s love for us.
The best way to begin is to dive in and pray for God to reveal Himself to you as you read. Go for it!