I was a new believer at the time. I didn’t understand I desperately needed to read the Bible over and over again for the rest of my life. I thought it was possible to finish reading the Bible.
The first time I finished reading the New Testament, I went to my mom and said to her, “I’ve finished reading the New Testament, now what?”
I laugh about that now. I was a new believer at the time. I didn’t understand I desperately needed to read the Bible over and over again for the rest of my life. I thought it was possible to finish reading the Bible.
And in a sense, sometimes, I still think that way. Too often, I read the Bible like the way I read a novel. Too often, I read the Bible because I want to finish my reading schedule for the day or the year. Too often, I treat the Bible like something I need to complete, instead of something I need to eat.
That’s why I’m grateful for Nate Pickowicz’ latest book, How To Eat Your Bible.
Nate Pickowicz is the of pastor Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. He is also the author of Reviving New England, Why We’re Protestant, and The American Puritans. And he’s also one of the founding members of the ministry, Reformanda.
I’ve followed Pickowicz on social media for a few years, and I’ve always admired his humble and gentle commitment to biblical truth. His humility and gentleness are some of the reasons why How To Eat Your Bible is so refreshing and so good.
The book’s full title is, How to Eat Your Bible: A Simple Approach to Learning and Loving the Word of God. And from beginning to end, it really lives up to its title. In fact, my only criticism is, if there’s ever been a book that was too short: this is it.