I have a few questions related to Bible study. I have found that I retain and understand information in a deeper way when I have a general understanding of the “big picture.” Visualizing the greater picture somehow helps me to better understand the details and concepts that fit within the greater picture. Through the years since my conversion, I have spent considerable amounts of time studying the Bible. However, I tend to study by topic, or Book. I greatly enjoy this method. But sometimes I think that doing a study of the Bible from a broader or more general perspective would greatly benefit my knowledge and understanding of the Bible as a whole.
Does anyone have suggestions for Bible study methods/programs that may help me in this endeavor?
Reading through a chronological Bible?
Studying the history of the Bible?
Studying the timeline of the Bible?
Maybe this question doesn’t make sense to other people. But if you understand what I’m asking, and you wish to offer advice, please feel free to do so.