Do you ever have a few extra minutes and think of picking up the Bible to read and then don’t?
It happens to me sometimes, especially when I am sitting waiting for doctor appointments.
I have this perception that it takes so long to accomplish reading a book of the Bible, and I am reluctant to get started without knowing if I can finish before my time is up.
So, I hatched this idea: how long does it take to read each book of the Bible?
If I knew that, I could choose a book that I had time to finish before my appointment.
It would help me fit in reading times without getting interrupted.
That’s where this list came from.
Online, I found a list of every book of the Bible and how many words were in each book.
Then, based on the average reading speed according to trusty ol’ Google of 200 words per minute, I figured out how long each book would take to read.
Although I actually read faster than 200 words per minute, I found that when I was testing these estimated times for reading the books of the Bible, I read slower than the estimated time.
I think that this is because I tend to meditate on the scripture and mentally compare it to other passages.
It would take longer if you were reading it out loud as the average person speaks about 150 words per minute when reading aloud –however, I have found audio Bibles to be useful tools especially when I am struggling to read due to my health issues.
I hope that this will encourage others to read more of the Bible –myself included.
Although I have read through the entire Bible more than once in the past, I would like to do it again if my health doesn’t prohibit me.
It doesn’t seem that daunting when you realize you could sit down and read the book of Jude, for example, in about 3 minutes.
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