Many people have asked me how to read the Bible. I suggest to open it. No that is not a smarty-pants answer, yes you can't read it with it closed on a shelf, but if you simply open it 9 out of 10 times you will find something appropriate to what is going on in your life. Give it a try take some time, put on some soothing music, sit in a comfortable chair and open it up. If all else fails try Acts it is amazing. It almost reads like a detective story. Happy reading.