One of our greatest desires is for you to be hooked on reading the Bible. Here are a few ideas to help you on your way:
- Where can I get a Bible?
We have Bibles available. If you need a Bible, tell somebody and we will get one to you. Also, you can always go to a Christian bookstore and buy a Bible, and if you do that you’ll need to know…
- What kinds of Bibles are there?(see our page on this.)
Any Bible written in English has been translated from the languages of the original writers (Hebrew and Greek). Some English translations are easier to read than others. The following is a list of common translations listed (in our opinion) from easiest to most difficult to read: New Living Translation (NLT), New Century Version (NCV), New International Version (NIV), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), New American Standard Bible (NASB), Revised Standard Version (RSV), King James Version (KJV). Then once you have a Bible, you’ll want to know…
- Where do I start reading?
A lot of people try to read their Bible from cover to cover. Few make it all the way through. One reason this is difficult is because the books of the Bible are not arranged so that one book always leads directly to the next. Trust us on this one, upon further study you’ll discover what we mean. However, there are chronological Bibles arranged in 365 daily readings if you do want an easy way of reading through the Bible in a years time.
If you want to get a good overview, start by reading the gospel of Mark (New Testament) and then Genesis (Old Testament). By reading these two books, you’ll first get an overview of the life of Jesus and then the big picture of God’s creation and our human condition. After that, here is a list you may want to follow:
- Mix in a few Psalms at this point
If you have any questions about getting a Bible, or anything else, call the church office @ 763-493-4158.