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Danica McKellar Completes Bible in One Year: ‘I Felt So Comforted’

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Danica McKellar Completes Bible in One Year: ‘I Felt So Comforted’

By Movieguide® Contributor

In 2023, Great American Family actress Danica McKellar committed to reading the entire Bible in one year.

Using Tara-Leigh Cobble’s “The Bible Recap,” the actress read through the scriptures chronologically.

Movieguide® previously reported on McKellar’s progress:

She described the book of 1 Samuel as being “very human” and she described King Saul’s justification for disobeying God as something she finds herself doing sometimes.  

“What I see in this, the very human trait of justifying and rationalizing behavior, that we know is wrong, but we want it to be right. I know I’ve done that before and then I look back and I’m like, ‘Hmm, I was rationalizing that. I wanted it to be true because it was convenient or safe or attractive or whatever it was, but it wasn’t right,” she said.

Then McKellar gets to the subject of David and Goliath, she shared where she learned that King David is the same David from the fight between David and Goliath.  

“I love how many of the stories in the Bible are so engrained in our culture and to see where it all comes from is just really exciting,” she stated. 

Now that she has finished, she’s reflecting on what she’s learned.

“How could I possibly wrap up my impressions of the Bible in three minutes?” McKellar said.

“First of all, I really, really enjoyed it,” she revealed. “For me, reading the Bible, I just have to say, I felt so comforted. And oddly so, even during the chapters like getting through Job, you know, and the poor guy, he’s suffering and his friends are like, ‘yeah well it’s probably your fault. It’s something you did.’ And it goes on and on and on. There’s still something comforting about it.”

“It’s got to be that it’s God. God’s just in there,” she added. “Again and again, we see that God rewards faithfulness, and God is good. And even through the hard stories, you can see the tough love in there, like a parent with his children.”

McKellar then shared one important theme she recognized throughout the Bible: ego versus humility.

“There’s this theme in the Bible of ego versus humility,” she said. “And I want to say even more so than the story of good versus evil, although that is definitely in there. From the human’s point of view, it feels like the lesson we’re supposed to learn is about ego versus humility and the way to live our lives in humility. And it doesn’t mean that anything is being taken away. Just the opposite. I feel like, if we’re in ego and doing things for our egos, that we may gain things on this earth, material things, but our soul is kind of empty.”

“It’s never enough because you’re chasing the wrong stuff,” McKellar added. “So, ego versus humility, then if you instead come at life from the stance of humility, which is what you see in these stories of the Bible again and again that is rewarded.”

The actress found faith after her friend and fellow GAF star Candace Cameron Bure invited her to church.

“All I know is…I was flooded with this love and understanding,” McKellar told Fox News of the experience.

“In a nutshell, I’ve always believed in God of some sort, but then I found my relationship with Jesus in a very profound way about a year and a half ago. And it’s been an amazing journey becoming a believer,” she said, per CBN.

“You don’t feel alone anymore in your moments where you are by yourself, you’re not alone,” she added, reflecting on how faith has changed her. “And the fact that that’s available to everybody at any time… I thought religion was this restrictive thing, it’s actually the most freeing thing in the world.”

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