In 2011 the English-speaking Christian world will celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible. It wasn't until the mid-twentieth that other translations of the Bible were in English. To mark the anniversary, members of the Robertson-Wesley congregation are invited to read the Bible in one year; beginning 2011 Jan 1.
Participants' Sign-up List
Interested persons can sign up in Memorial Hall to receive occasional articles and news of get-togethers for all participants.
The first question for some is, "What version of the Bible should I read?" To help with this, we have prepared a page describing the most important Bible Translations. There are also paraphrases and children's bibles which have their place and value, but for reading the Bible in its entirety, we recommend using a real translation. Copies are also available in the literature racks at the church.
The Bible is available on the internet, on several sites. The one that is usually used by our church office to print the readings for each Sunday is Oremus. And it included several different versions, including the New Revised Standard Version which we use most commonly (but not exclusively).
A Reading Plan
There is also a Reading Plan available, with a segment scheduled for each day of the year. This includes the "Apocrypha", books that are not included in all Bibles. While this segment is not as important as the rest of the Bible, we do read from it in our worship, because it is included in the lectionary, so we do recommend reading the Apocrypha. (If you choose not to, you get a break from mid-August to mid-October!)