T-Minus 100 Hours!
Gentle Readers, I’d like to announce that in approximately 100 hours, the Fumbling Towards Blogging Through the Bible in a Year project will begin!
If you’d like to assist, here are some questions I’ve not yet resolved, as well as my most important recommendation/request.
1) Translation? I’m seriously considering doing my reading from the NETBible Learning Environment. I feel like it would be a really interesting investigation and a trip through an unfamiliar translation. The other options are (in order of likelihood of use): NRSV, TNIV, The Message, NLT, ESV — I love the ESV for study, but this is *not* a study project. I want to experience the Scriptures as an interactive reader.
2) Order? I’d like to hear from some of my friends and more experienced Bible-reader types. For purposes of this project, in what order do you think I should read the Scriptures? There are three major options: Christian, Jewish, and some form of Chronological (I have LaGard’s Narrative Bible in Chronological Order, but I’m not anchored to it. If someone wants to buy me a Chronological Study Bible, I wouldn’t get mad at you! 😉 ). Does anyone know of any other chronological layouts?
3) I feel like there was another question, but I can’t remember it. So this is my way of opening the floor to any random suggestions you might have.
Finally, whether you answer any of the questions above, PLEASE pray for this project. Invite the Holy Spirit, Breath of the Living God, to overshadow this project and use it to renew my heart and mind, and maybe even to draw others into the circle of the Father’s embrace. I really appreciate each and every one of you, Gentle Readers (even you lurkers whose names I might never know). I pray God’s richest blessings in your lives, and I hope I never say or do anything that might cause you to stumble.
in HIS love,