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Why Does My Mind Wander When I Read the Bible (And What Do I Do About It)? [Podcast 006]

Bible Study / Discipleship / Leadership / Personal Development / Spiritual Formation //

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“Do you struggle with your mind wandering when you read the Bible?”

thinking_mind_wandering-1000x960I have asked this exact question hundreds of times to thousands of people. Without fail, a vast majority of eyes roll and heads nod.

Ugh.

If you rolled your eyes, sighed, and nodded your head when you read that question (or even the title to this post), this episode is for you.

Here is a taste of what you’ll find in this episode:

  1. An answer to the question: “WHY does my mind wander when I read the Bible, but not when I read other books. This is huge. And the answer is something I never knew until I had been hanging out with Jesus for 20 years!
  2. Three specific times when prayer is most effective at helping you focus. A simple prayer before we start is often not enough to keep you focused, right? Me neither. Praying before we start is important, but there are two other times we need to pray if we are going to improve in this area.
  3. A specific prayer you can use. I discuss the prayer about 25 minutes into this episode. I have also put the prayer in these notes. (Scroll down a couple inches and look for the green box.)

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About the Author

Keith Ferrin is an author, speaker, blogger, and storyteller who is passionate about helping people read, study, engage, and enjoy the Bible. He was a youth pastor for six years before writing and speaking fulltime. He is the author of three books, including Like Ice Cream: The Scoop on Helping the Next Generation Fall in Love with God’s Word. He and his wife, Kari, have three kids who are the source of both his big smile and gray hair. They live just outside of Seattle. Keith also holds to the belief that coffee and ice cream are proof of a benevolent God.