I’ve been reading the Gospels, finished the Synoptics and now on Saint John; with the perspective of what if I were a first century Jew encountering Jesus in His ministry. It’s been fruitful; deepening my faith and deepening my understanding of the Word.
So far, I’ve come up with an idea of how to study the Bible. First: I finish reading the Gospels and then going on into Acts; followed by the Letters. Second: I start comparing the Old Testament with the New; probably starting off with the Law, then going on into the Prophets and Writings.
As a side note: I’m thinking, that if I were to suggest a Gospel to start of with, I’d suggest Saint Mark first after reading the Old Testament.