When you read Genesis, or Philippians, or the Gospel of Mark, or Galatians, does it all sound the same in your head? Worse yet, does it all sound like some guy named Mr. Monotone has jumped into your head and is reading your Bible to you?
If so, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
- Bad news: You’re reading the Bible incorrectly.
- Good news: The solution is much easier than you think.
First off, to get an idea of how various parts of the Bible can – and should – sound different, I recorded this 2-minute video of the first few verses of Philippians followed by the first few verses of Galatians. (NOTE: This whole post will be a lot more helpful if you watch this first. Come on…it’s only two minutes!)
So, what do you think? Pretty different, wouldn’t you say?
There are so many different emotions, tones, and feelings in the Bible. The more you fully engage those emotions as you read, the more you will enjoy, understand, and remember what you read.
And it’s not that hard. Really. These three steps will get you started in the right direction. [Read more…] about If Every Part of the Bible “Sounds” the Same In Your Head, Here Is What You Can Do About It. (with video)