The Bible

Just some thoughts about the basics.

Yes, I read the Bible, but today I finished my read the Bible in a year plan.  I have been doing this for a while trying different plans.  I used the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan from Nav Press this year.  I read through my English Standard Version (ESV) version which I really like using.  The ESV uses what some call the ‘Verbal Equivalent’ method for their translation.  This is an attempt to be as close to the original language as possible.

I paid about $5 for a Classic Thinline Edition, with a Dark Grey Duo-tone binding with a Celtic Cross on the front.  The reason it was so cheap was that it had someone’s name imprinted on it.  I simply used a Sharpie to cover up their name.  Nevertheless, it has given me lots of good reading over the past year.

Rather than change plans for the upcoming year, I plan on using the same plan with a different translation.  I think I will use the Life Recovery Bible for 2014.  It uses the New Living Translation and is filled with all sorts of notes on living in recovery.

Have you read your Bible today?

Author: Pastor

Serving as pastor at the Lynn First Church of the Nazarene.

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