Friday, November 6, 2015

Bible Reading Updated

Early this year, I tried reading the Bible using an online schedule, but due to computer issues, I fell too far behind.  I then tried reading my Bible straight through, but that didn't work either.
So now I'm trying yet another Bible-reading plan.  I dug up my old  Catholic One Year Bible
which uses the Catholic Living Bible, one of the more modern versions. I'm not, however,
reading this version; I'm using it as a guide, starting with the readings for January 1st. Why wait
almost two months?
Besides, it says on the back cover, "(T)he reader may start on any day of any year and follow
the system easily.
The readings for January 1st, in the order given, are:
Genesis 1:1- 2:25
Matthew 1:1-2:12
Psalm 1: 1-6
Proverbs 1: 1-6
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach): Translator's Prologue.
I'm not, however, following the order given.  There are several suggested plans,
but, and this is another direct quote:  "The arrangement of  The One Year Bible makes
it easy to devise any number of Bible reading plans to meet your particular needs."

I'm still working out the pattern I plan to use.

 I'm using three translations... The New American Bible,  the Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition,
 and The Good News Bible, Catholic Edition.