I think most Christians rarely read the Old Testament. I also think their lives would be much better if they were to read it. The problem is that there are a lot of reasons why this is hard to do.

This is a short course to help people begin to read and understand the Old Testament. It’s thirteen lessons of about fifteen minutes each which will help you begin to read this foundational portion of God’s Word. Just so you know, the first two lessons are the longest. It just worked out that way.

This set of lessons is designed so that you can go through either on your own or with a group. If you have seen the original course that has nine lessons, this course has some new content, but is shorter and, I think, better overall.

My goal is that by the end you will feel confident that you can begin to read and comprehend the foundational books of the Bible, and that you will want to read it. I’m trying to overcome the barriers that keep you from reading and understanding the Old Testament (except taking the time out of a busy life – I can’t do anything about that).

Before you begin, I need you to take a survey. This is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. What is important is that you be as honest as possible and give the truest answers, even though these might not be what “Christians are supposed to think.” Half-way through the survey you will stop and, when you have finished the course, I ask you to finish the survey.  At the point where you stop and the survey saves your answers, it will give you the option of leaving an email address. It will be much, much easier to resume if you leave an address.

It is important to me that I get a good number of people taking the whole survey so I really appreciate your time in doing this. The link below will open the survey in a new tab. When you have worked on the survey and saved it, close the tab and come back here to continue. The lessons are in order on the left. Thank you!

If you do not have regular access to the internet, you can read the course as an ebook in PDF. Here it is:

You Should Read the Old Testament

I only ask that you remember to take the survey.

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