I read the bible cover to cover 7 times.
I wrote down the date on each page when I read it.
I read it cover to cover because I had left the witnesses which I was born in
and I did not want anyone else telling me what to believe.
Also during the first 6 times I read the bible I felt it very comforting.
By the 7th time I had so many notes and questions.
I do feel many people say they have read the bible but do not mean they have read the whole bible.
The first couple of time I read the bible, I went cover to cover
Genesis to Revelation.
The last few time I read the whole bible cover to cover but
I would read a few pages from the begining, the middle and the end every day.
That way I found I would find some inspiration every day.
For those who say they read the Bible (cover to cover) how many of you believe what you read?
Tell us how--after having done so--you can say it is "divine."
When I was reading the bible cover to cover times 1-5 that was all that I was reading
and it was easy to believe in and think it was divine.
When I started reading other peoples opinions and feelings it became easy to doubt the bible.
When I was reading the bible I never thought of the posiblity of there not being a God.
When I read the bible, I believed in miricles.
Today I would describe my mental state regarding the bible is I am 51% full of belief
and 49% full of doubt.
Which makes me double minded, not a good place to be according to the bible.
In my case reading the bible and studying it,
Leads to a measure of doubt.
One theme I found reading the bible over and over is predestination.
Some people are destined to believe and some are destined not to believe.
Not just belief but every thing about life is predestined.
That is what I got out of reading the bible.
Also I have never read through the NWT.
I have read the King James, the American standard
and the NIV bible.