Getting started reading the Bible can be intimidating. Where do you begin? How do you start? The Bible contains an amazing variety of historical figures and accounts: kings and queens, angels and demons, the righteous and wicked, great battles, assassination plots, rags to riches stories, and accounts of war and peace. A good way to begin reading the Bible is to familiarize yourself with the building blocks and recognizing the type of literature. Consider if you are reading poetry or prose. Look for the main characters, setting, and plot.