There are an awful lot of Christians in the world who have never read the Bible. They may feel that they do not have the time to sit down and read the entire thing. They may have tried and, like so many people, given up after they got halfway through Deuteronomy. Others may have never attempted to read it because they felt that they would be bored. You might be one of those people. You might be under the impression that all Bible stories are the same. They are straightforward moral tales that are painfully repetitive. This impression, however, could not be more wrong. The stories in the Bible deal with every sort of event and character. There really is something for everyone, but how do you know what you should read?
Stories are one of the most surefire ways to get people to remember things or learn a lesson. It is one thing to hear, “don’t text and drive.” It is another to hear the story about the teenager who killed his girlfriend by accident when he crashed the car while texting and driving. Stories, as a general rule, stick with people. So, if you want to make sure your Bible reading does not go in one ear and out the other, you need to make sure you are reading a tale that you enjoy. That, however, is not always as easy as it sounds because of how the Bible varies in tone and style. If you are in the mood for a happier story, the last thing you want to do is open up the Good Book to Lamentations. If you want a gripping tale, you better stay away from Leviticus. Revelation does not work so well for those who prefer a straightforward narrative, and Judges may not be the best bet if you want an uplifting story. To make sure you end up reading what you want to read, you should look back at what you normally enjoy. Movie genres are actually a great way to decide. What you like in movies tends to cross over to other mediums which gives you a place to start with Scripture. To get the most out of the Bible, you will need to read other stories as well, but here are some potential starting points based on your favorite movies.