A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Bible being a book of books. I wrote a little about how some of the books are smaller.
Today I’m going to talk about these smaller books.
I love reading them. It makes you sound so accomplished, “I read an entire book of the Bible today”. But in all honesty, except for Philemon and Jonah, I struggle to remember what is in these books. I feel really bad, that I forget what these books are about, but they sort of run together.
Off and on for the last fifteen months though I’ve been working on a slight solution for myself. Every day after reading the sections of the Bible that I’m in, if I have time I’ll read a little book.
Now if I were to change which book I read everyday, it wouldn’t really help. So I don’t. Perhaps I could change which book I read every week. A fortnight would give me more time to become familiar with it. But, what I’ve been doing is changing books every month.
It really helps. I pick up on themes. Words will jump out. Sentences will become clear.
Do you have this trouble? How do you deal with it?