Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
drmellow

Still Loving My Bibles

I've been spending more time with my NLT Study Bible and have really been enjoying it. I decided that I will use it as my primary bible for this year's Disciple Bible Study. We're nearing the end of the second week in the study, so I've had a few more hours with this Bible as part of the studying. I'm trying to make sure that I have enough time in my preparation to read both the assigned text and the study notes related to that text. So far for this study, I've been through several chapters in Deuteronomy as well as I and II Kings.The more I use this Bible, the more I like it. The notes really help enhance the reading without being lame.

I'm also doing a better job of keeping up with my daily devotional reading. For that, I'm using the ESV Literary Study Bible that I received for my birthday last year. I'm also really enjoying this one. It doesn't have the notes on individual verses like other Study Bibles do, but the section notes they have for each of the sections are interesting. They really focus on the literary aspects of the text. It's a bit different approaching the Scripture from that mindset in my devotional reading, and I think it's a good approach for me. It helps me to re-examine familiar passages through a new lens and, in general, helps me to stay more actively interested in continuing the daily readings.

For my Sunday School lesson prep, I continue to rely on the various translations and tools I use through Accordance, the best Bible software in the world. It really helps simplify the work I do for class.
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