Read through the whole book – determine the most important idea.
Try to do this in one sitting if possible. If it must be broken up into separate days, determine the most important idea from what you read each day and how those fit together into one major idea at the end of the book.
Mark recurring words or concepts that the author keeps using (for instance, the Gospel of Mark uses the word “immediately” a lot).
Reflect on why we should know these things, why these things matter in regards to Jesus’ death and resurrection, and use your answers to speak to God concerning those things.