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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Take Out Your Bibles

In keeping with part of my Catholic Resolution for the year, I am going to be following an online guide to reading the Bible. I didn't read all of the Old Testament, but I want to read all of the New Testament. So starting today, please follow the Catholic Doors Guide along with me and read a few chapters each day. On the last day of this year, we will have read the entire New Testament.

Prayer Before Reading the Bible

Our Father, who art in heaven, sacred is your Word. Your kingdom come, your words be heard on earth as they are in heaven. Give us today your sacred Word. Forgive our neglect of it in the past as we forgive those who neglect us. Lead us toward an encounter with you each time we delve into the Scriptures. For your presence, your power, and your glory are ever present among us now and forever. Amen.

Need to Buy a Bible

Absolutely every Catholic should own a Bible. Translations like the King James Version and New World Translation are protestant and, therefore, should never be used because they do not even have all of the book of Sacred Scripture. The best Catholic Bible is the Douay-Rheims Bible, which was translated from the Vulgate. Although approved, I would definitely avoid the New American Bible [NAB] and Jerusalem Bible; the footnotes in the NAB can be difficult for converts to appropriately understand.


del_button September 27, 2006 at 11:26 PM
Kim said...

Oh, neat! I'm currently working through teh Great Adventure Bible reading thingy, although I will admit I have stalled in Numbers. However, thanks for the reminder to get back at it and the lovely prayer, as well. :)

del_button September 30, 2006 at 4:16 PM
Mark said...

Thanks for the tip!

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