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Old 07-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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I am in really bad need of a refresher on Scripture! As I am Catholic I use the Catholic Bible. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's the best way to start?
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the Gospels
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That's what I thought Lies. But I wanted to see what people thought.
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The Gospel of John would be my suggestion to start. You might try comparing different translations as well.
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That's what I thought Lies. But I wanted to see what people thought.
haha, I've never read the Bible straight through before so that was my only vague suggestion. I should be taking suggestions from you! I enjoyed parts of the OT, but we were reading older versions (or rather, my Prof was reading Hebrew or something and reading it to us in English) and there were class lectures on it to help understand so I don't know how easy/worthwhile it would be to just read the stories over.
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Out of curiosity, which translation is the "Catholic Bible?"
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Old 07-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #7
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It's St. Jerome's Vulgate. Our version of the Old Testament is the Alexandrian canon. The Protestants use a different canon, the Jerusalem canon. But trust me, I am *not* an expert on this. In fact, I'm pretty klutzy on this stuff.
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You might wish to try Psalms, too.
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Romans is basically a general introduction to a Christian life.
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I agree about the Psalms, I love those

Maybe try a study Bible, or The Message Bible, the one Bono wrote the introduction for (I think he did )
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Hey, I'd love a copy of the Message Bible! How do you get one?
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Hey, I'd love a copy of the Message Bible! How do you get one?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
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My aunt, who is Catholic, subscribes to a publication called God's Word Today. Every month it focuses on a different book of the Bible or a different theme, and it gives you an "assignment" to read each day, along with a little commentary. Supposedly, after subscribing for a few years or so, you'll have read the entire Bible at least once. Might be worth looking into.
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That sounds cool Heartland Girl. I'm also going to ask my priest. After all, giving advice like this is his job!
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verte76:
Maybe you should first ask yourself what i'm interested in and, especially with the New Testament, which style of writing do i prefer? (Typical (Greek) Chronological or stories not sorted by time but by subject-matter. Then it's easier to find out what to read next

If you still don't know - Maybee Matthew 5 could be a good choice
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