Magazine January 28, 2019, Issue

Shalt Thou?

On reading the Bible for the first time

I read the Bible last year: the whole thing, front to back, cover to cover.

It wasn’t exactly a New Year’s resolution. But in the second week of January, I visited a gift shop attached to a church. On a shelf sat My Daily Catholic Bible, which splits the Old and New Testaments into 365 dated readings.

I picked it up, riffled its pages, and put it back. One of these days, I thought to myself. Then another idea entered my mind: You do not know when the time will come.

That sounded familiar. So I went back and bought the book.

To Read the Full Story
John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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