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I finally made it to the minor prophets (Hosea何西亞) in my daily Bible reading in Chinese.  I started with the Gospel of John in 1995, when it was becoming obvious that Bible knowledge in Chinese was something I would have a continual need for.  I kept at it, eventually wrapping around to the Old Testament, and yesterday finally finishing the major prophets.

In 1990 I read in Wesley L. Duewel's Mighty Prevailing Prayer:
Every morning [Jonathan] Goforth, within a half hour of rising, began intensive Bible study with pencil and notebook.  Whether preaching or doing personal evangelism, Goforth always had an open Bible in his hand.  At one point in his life he had read the entire Bible thirty-five times in Chinese alone.  He had read his Chinese New Testament sixty times, and by the time of his death he had read the entire Bible consecutively seventy-three times.

It's going to be hard to match that.
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