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Ever try to reading the Bible cover to cover? If you’ve tried and failed, don’t feel bad. It’s a lot harder than you might think because it’s not a single book that was ever intended to be read like a novel. The Bible is more of a compendium of many different books, written by different authors over hundreds of years, comprising many different genres – songs, poetry, history, letters, and so on. As a result, it’s easy to lose momentum. And yet, those different books come together to tell a larger story of God’s love for us that is very much worth getting to know.
Which is why I am excited about a new, small group bible study that is launching in February called “The Path.” Created by The Episcopal Church, “The Path” curriculum was developed to help anyone to read the entire story of Scripture, from Genesis through Revelations, but carefully edited so that you don’t lose the forest for the trees. The authors have taken the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), which is the same translation we hear on Sundays, and redacted each book down its essential story, including discussion questions to help bring God’s story and your story together. The result is an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow Bible that retains the key stories of each book, helping us to become more familiar with the arch of salvation history.
If you are interested in exploring the story of Scripture in a small group, join us for this journey! We will be meeting Tuesday nights in person in the Library at Christ Church Cranbrook from 7 – 8:30 PM, starting on February 7. Find out more and sign-up online here.
Questions? Contact Fr. Chris at email@example.com