A question was posted on HCR:
Blessings all. I have a friend who has recently become a Christian but has “no knowledge of the bible at all”
I normally tell folk that the Gospel of John is a good place to begin coupled with prayer before any reading
<--- their words verbatim, that they very recently just emailed me. (as my quote below reads so far to them) but is that really true?
Originally Posted by me (my response so far)
I pray for understanding of His word, sometimes before I even open the Bible up. But even then, honestly, i still have trouble understanding what He wants me to glean from a particular passage…and some aspects of His word I just don’t know how to interpret it or digest it. There’s tough meat and milk in the bible….and sometimes we try to chew on meat that we haven’t yet developed the teeth for. Feedin on the milk first is what develops the teeth. A good book of the Bible to start with is the gospel John.
What are your thoughts on “where to begin”? I would greatly appreciate any godly wisdom one feels led to offer. God BlessI responded (and my response here is slightly expanded):
I recommend starting with two books: An Epistle and then a gospel.
Epistle: 1 John.