Why We Can Trust The New Testament - Dr. Peter Williams
"I've read bits of the Bible but I don't really know how they all fit together."
"I've never read the Bible much but I'm interested in finding out more of what's in it."
If this sounds like you then The E100 challenge might be just what you need.
A new and exciting way to read through the Bible.
The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is based around 100 carefully selected Bible readings (50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament) designed to give participants a good understanding of the overall Bible story from Genesis to Revelation. The 'E' stands for Essential and each of the Essential 100 readings ranges from a few verses to a few chapters.
We focus on small sections of scripture from particular books of the Bible with discussion in relation to our discipleship as followers of Christ.
If you are interested please speak to Paul Barnes. (Jo J.)
More help to read
The Scripture Union ... has free online material that you can use to help with reading and understanding the Bible. WordLive is an on-line interactive way of engaging with the Bible. Available through Scripture Union or search for word live
They also offer a daily reading notes booklet called Daily Bread:
Daily Bread - helps people explore, understand and enjoy the Bible - and work it out in everyday life. Daily Bread gives you:
a Bible reading for each day;
easy-to-understand, practical comments which relate the Bible to everyday life;
a special Talkabout section for individuals and small groups.
An annual subscription provides you with four quarterly magazines and free postage.
Bible Reading Fellowship ...BRF offers various daily reading notes (some are available electronically as well as in booklet form) Ann Bell (859796) can help with providing BRF daily reading notes.
New Daylight– readings for each day with comment and prayers (available in Large Print)
The Upper Room – includes reflection and prayer
Guidelines – detailed study
Day by Day with God– for women
Taizé Community ... a religious community in France made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations seeking to live united in Christ and serving the poor and the young - online Bible readings, meditations and prayers at the Taizé website .
Daily Reading Bibles - these are designed for reading through the whole Bible in one year, with readings divided up into daily amounts.
Study Bibles – these have added notes with lots of extra information on the text and how it links with other parts of the Bible and the story of the Old Testament and of Jesus.
Commentaries – these can be used to study a particular book of the Bible in more detail and BRF offer the People’s Bible Commentary series which are very helpful for anyone starting to get to grips with the Bible for the first time. They give background information as well as guidance to what the text might mean for Christians now.
Bible guides – these give detailed background information on the historical settings as well as the content for each book of the Bible. Good examples are The Bible Guide (Andrew Knowles – Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral) or The Lion Handbook to the Bible.
Bible on CD – this is so you can listen to the Bible being read – another way of getting more familiar with it. It is quite expensive on CD, cheaper on MP3. Browse Eden Christian Books
Apps - downloads of the Bible are available for iPods, iPads, Blackberries etc
The Oasis Christian Bookshop, Tiptree 120 Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0AB
tel 01621 818084
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