I was not raised in church, and God saved me at the age of 13. I was lacking biblical knowledge and found it especially difficult to read and understand the Old Testament. I remember looking through a children’s storybook Bible in desperation so that I could be brought up to speed. Of course, at the age of 13, I feared that my lack of knowledge would reflect on my relationship with God. Now, 13 years later, I embrace what I do know from the Bible and openly ask and seek for understanding of that which I do not.
That being said, since Josh and I have been married (I cannot believe we will celebrate FIVE years this May!) he has faithfully guided us through Bible reading plans each year. Here I am again in mid-February and thirsting for deeper, joy-enhancing understanding of the Old Testament, specifically the book of Leviticus.
My husband introduced me to The Bible Project, a non-profit producing videos for each book of the Bible, underlining it’s themes. Here are two videos that I have coupled for my study of the book of Leviticus: http://youtu.be/WmvyrLXoQio
Take a look at these wonderful resources. Hopefully they will encourage you to read the Bible in it’s entirety though some of it may be difficult to grasp initially. I have especially found deeper communion with The Lord in understanding his holiness and the Day of Atonement.