Latter-day Saint Life

6 Ways to Keep Your Scripture Study from Becoming a Chore

Because Church members study the scriptures so often, the task can become tedious over time. Here are six strategies to bring variety to personal study.

1. Study a person

The scriptures — especially the Bible and Book of Mormon—are largely character-driven narratives. The lives of people whose experiences are recorded in the scriptures can teach Church members how to live the gospel in various circumstances.

If reading straight through the scriptures is getting tiresome, choose a specific person to follow. (Try, for example, Ammon, Corianton, Joseph in Egypt, or John the Beloved). Find every reference to this person and draw a timeline of his life. Note how his life changed and his faith grew stronger.

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