Thursday, October 9, 2008

MY B-I-B-L-E-S

I have always loved the song, "The B-I-B-L-E", yes, that's the book for me. I stand upon the Word of God the B-I-B-L-E!
I thought I would share about my bibles. I read the One Year Bible, New Living Translation, Large Print. I read it daily and find that it helps me to be more disciplined with my reading. I had read the New Testament many times over the years. I had read a lot of the Old Testament, but I would get bogged down and move on. With the One Year Bible it is broken down on a daily basis with Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs. That way you have a variety of what you are reading. Last year I completed it and this year I have only 3 months to go and I'll have read it through twice.
I don't want to give the impression that I didn't read the Old Testament before. I just had my favorites like, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Isaiah, Daniel, Esther, and several other books, but I would go back to my old faithfuls.

I also love my NIV, Ultra Thin Large Print Reference Bible. I read it and don't feel like I'm on a schedule. I enjoy studying with it. I highlight and underline. Also, I love for my devotions, "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. He was such a gifted writer that had so much insight.
Now I pray that you guys don't think I 'm trying to be preachy or anything, but I just felt like I would share about my main reading materials. Maybe someone might be interested. I just know I am thankful for the Word of God and blessed that I am able to read it and His Word is a lifeline. Although I read lots of books, I must tell you my favorite is the Word of The LORD.
What's your favorite?

21 comments:

Devoted said...

O, NanaTrish, I love my Bible(s) as well! I know people stationed in places where it is against the law to have even a piece of a Bible. Let us hide His word in our hearts. Have a great night!

Devoted said...

LOL! One year later...I hope you are married to the man of your dreams, too! My sister says he is a ham...heavenly appointed man. :)
In the picture, my son, the children's pastor, was goofing off and the photographer snapped his pic. It is one of my favorites. Thanks! Hope all is well with you and yours.

Lavinia said...

It looks fabulous over here! Love the new colours and banner!

Nanatrish, nothing tops the New Testament, in my books. Absolutely nothing. Isn't it amazing how the clear, pure words of Jesus speak so freshly, so strongly, so majestically down through the centuries?

Pat said...

I have some very special favorite bibles too, Trish! It's always good to read the good book.

Strider said...

I've been reading The Message for a couple of years. I have really enjoyed it. I started out with the old King James Version, then the New American Standard (one of my favorites), I've wore out a couple of NIV's, and I have an Open Bible. All have been great over the years.

MuseSwings said...

My favorite is the NIV Archeological Study Bible. There is a wealth of information included in this Bible that talks about the people, culture and the historical settings of Biblical times.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Trish!
I think it's so wonderful you have read the Bible all the way through almost twice! What an accomplishment!
I love my Bible too, although I think I'm going to have to go to a large print one soon... hmmmm great Christmas gift idea for my sons, they always want ideas.
Great post Trish!!
Hugs, Sherry

Maggie May said...

I like the NIV Bible best.The New Testament is my favourite as well as the psalms. Some of the Old Testament stories are favourites too, like Joseph & his brothers.And many of the Proverbs are good and isaiah also because of all the prophesies.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Since I've been blogging I've discovered so many folks who also love the Lord. It's exciting to know there are people so like- minded. I'm reading through the Bible in one year on line, NIV.

drama mama said...

I guess I'm just a traditionalist! I just have my King James version. I love the language of the Bible!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Your blog is looking so pretty. Love the new banner and look. :o) Must be something in the air because many of us are changing things about.

My favorite Bible is the New Kings James (concordance) with the words of Christ in red. Even though I've barely cracked the Bible open since my father died (2006) it's getting quite worn around the edges. I've had it since 1985. I do still read the monthly bible study aid the Berean Searchlight though.

God's Word is precious. We should treasure it every day because some nations do not allow the Word openly as the US does. Many have given their lives, especially under communisim and the muslims, so that they may read a Holy Bible and be spiritually free. ♥ ∞

Judy said...

So glad you featured best Book of all! My most read is an NIV version...but I keep The Message handy, because it makes things so easy to understand. And all the verses I once lmemorized were in King James...so that's how they still come back to me.

Maree said...

Our 2 year olds at church are CRAZY about the B-I-B-L-E! It's in the top ten!

I guess the thing that always gets to me is...I can read the same verses year after year and find something new in the same verses that I'd missed before.

The Bible is still new, fresh and vital!

Blessings!!

a woman who is said...

My goodness I have got behind on your posts...

Thank you for sharing about your Bible reading. I too love the NLT, but have not read the one year version. I can see how that would be helpful to get you though the whole glorious book. I must admit I have only done that once in my life...read the whole Bible through in one consecutive reading. I chose to do it chronologically. It was a very good thing.

I love the look of your new blog!

Blessing to you on this wonderful Sabbath day!

P.S. I noted the LARGE PRINT of your Bibles...hehehe that seems to be one of my priorities these days too :]

Pat said...

Hi Trish!

I received your pretty postcard! You painted a nice stained glass lamp, and isn't it funny but I have one almost like it, that I bought in Colorado from The Art Shop in Boulder?

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and will enjoy the week ahead!

Hugs, Pat

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God's Girl said...

I love the Word and I actually like to read more than one version. The New King James, New American Standard and the New Living - it's great to cross reference them! : )

I love my Thompson Chain Study Bible because I can cross reference and study with out all of my other books.

Of course, on line, is the best and easiest way to study!

Have a wonderful day and keep Seeking Jesus!

Technonana said...

Hey Girlie!!! What a great post!!! There are so many great translations.. I'm partial to The Message and the NIV, but there are some things that just aren't the same if they are not read in the King James version!!!
Sometimes when I am studying, it looks like I'm writing a book, because I like to check on each translation.

Suzanne said...

Hi, I came by via Bebe's blog. What a wonderful post. I love my One Year Bible, New Living Translation too. It has a nice rotations of OT, NT and the Psalms. And I also love reading the old hymns....something I picked up from my MIL.

steviewren said...

Oh, the B I B L E that's that book for me...I stand upon the Word of God...the B I B L E. I was so proud of myself when I learned this song as an adult...I've never been very good with kids songs. It helps to know some songs when you are teaching little kids. (which I did a long time ago)

steviewren said...

ps I forgot to add, I use an American Standard Inductive study bible put out by Precepts Ministries. It has lots of room for taking notes and making lists.