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SeekingButConfused wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a young Catholic looking forward to learning more about the faith and strengthening my relationship with God through the Church. I have read the first five books in the Old Testament in order (as my original goal was to read the Bible cover to cover, beginning to end), but someone I know told me this is the Protestant way of reading the Bible, and Catholics shouldn't read the Bible in this manner.

  • Is it wrong to do so?

Please answer my question.

Thank you!


  { Is there a Protestant way (reading each book in order) and a Catholic way to read the Bible? }

Bob replied:

Dear friend,

I don't know why someone would tell you that. You can read the Bible any way you want (there really isn't a Protestant or Catholic way). While I think it's great that you want to read it that way, reading the Gospels is always a good place to start.

Even better, use some good Scripture Study sources. Try the St. Paul Center with Dr. Scott Hahn for excellent resources.

Check them and related categories out at:


Bob Kirby

SBC replied:


Thank you so much!

God bless you!


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