I listened to part of the New Testament read by Max McLean and found it to be a nice break from reading. The books that I recommend reading first if you are not familiar with the New Testament are John, Romans, and 1 John. If you're a Christian but haven't read the entire New Testament, I highly recommend it. You're really missing out if you just get bits and pieces from church only. I DON'T recommend reading the Bible for challenges, though. I listed this as one for the Spring Reading Thing, and I don't think I'll be listing parts of the Bible for challenges ever again. I will continue to read it, though, of course!