It is hard to overstate the benefits people get from reading the Bible. For over 30 years I have read the Bible every day. There is a reason for that. No other book comes close to providing the benefits the Bible does! There is no greater wisdom or knowledge than what is found in the Bible!
, James 1:5
The Bible tells us, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” During our lifetimes, we will face many problems. The time is now to prepare for future problems by asking the Holy Spirit for help in reading and understanding the Bible.
I personally think it is best to start by reading the first book of the New Testament, “Matthew.” Then read the first two books of the Bible (Genesis and Exodus) to help you understand who the main characters are throughout the Bible. Then read all of the New Testament and then read the whole Bible from where you finished Exodus. Realize nobody fully understands the Bible the first time they read it. When you come to parts you do not understand, pray for understanding and plow through and plan to understand more later as the Holy Spirit grants you understanding and later as you re-read it. As you read the Bible for the 2nd time, it gets even more exciting as you understand much more and see God’s promises work in your life!!
The New American Standard Bible (NASB) is a very good modern translation and the one I read even though the English in the NASB is slightly old style. For new Bible readers I recommend the English Standard Version (ESV). The ESV is written like Americans speak and write in the 2020s.
BibleGateWay.com has an assortment of Bible reading plans to read the Bible in one year or however you want. And here is a checklist to read the Bible in one year.