The Bible is an important documentation of the history of our social development over the last 5,000+ years. There is no better way to read the bible than in chronological order. It is much easier to read and understand. You get a better sense of the epic story.
It is called the "One Year Chronological Bible NIV, " and is divided into 365 days, so you only read a little bit each day, which makes it even easier. A lifelong friend of mine turned me on to this last year, and I have to say I am happy he did.