Reading the Bible in a Year
“The Bible is the book of my life. It's the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.” -N. T. Wright, Anglican Theologian
We encourage you to purchase the Bible Challenge by Marek P. Zabriskie as we will all follow his layout for daily readings.
Here is the inviting letter from Marek P. Zabriskie which includes all of the days' readings for the year.
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We are taking on the task of reading the Bible a little each day until we have read it in its entirety within a year. We are following Marek P. Zabriskie's selections, The Bible Challenge. While the book is not required, it will help digest the daily readings and provide some thematic discourse.
We begin reading on October 1, but it is never too late to start.
Tips for reading:
The Holy Scriptures According to the Book of Common Prayer Catechism
Q. What are the Holy Scriptures?
A. The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the
books of the Old and New Testaments; other books,
called the Apocrypha, are often included in the Bible.
Q. What is the Old Testament?
A. The Old Testament consists of books written by the
people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the
Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and history.
Q. What is the New Testament?
A. The New Testament consists of books written by the
people of the New Covenant, under the inspiration of
the Holy Spirit, to set forth the life and teachings of
Jesus and to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
for all people.
Q. What is the Apocrypha?
A. The Apocrypha is a collection of additional books
written by people of the Old Covenant, and used in
the Christian Church.
Q. Why do we call the Holy Scriptures the Word of God?
A. We call them the Word of God because God inspired
their human authors and because God still speaks to us
through the Bible.
Q. How do we understand the meaning of the Bible?
A. We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of
the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true
interpretation of the Scriptures.
What do Episcopalians say about the Bible?