Q: I know I'm supposed to read the Bible, but I've never been much of a reader and I just have a hard time getting going. Will God forgive me if I don't read the Bible? Maybe the Bible is just for preachers. -- Z.F.
A: Certainly, preachers do need to read the Bible; it should be the source for their preaching every week. One way you can learn more about the Bible is by listening carefully to your pastor's sermons or Bible studies each week.
Get a Bible you can read easily; my wife used to say that a Bible with tiny, unreadable print was one of the devil's most clever tools! Use a modern translation also, so you don't get bogged down in language you can't understand.
Then set aside time daily to be alone with God, reading the Bible and praying. It may be only a few minutes at first, but they'll be the most important minutes of the day. Since reading isn't easy for you, read your Bible in small "bites." Select a book (such as a Gospel or Psalms) and read a paragraph or so, asking God to help you understand it and apply it to your life.
(Send your queries to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: http://www.billygraham.org.)