In my work as Publications Director for Scripture Union, Canada, I try to keep abreast of what’s out there that other people may be reading. It was in this connection that I recently came across a different kind of study Bible, one that combines a regular Bible with online resources that you can access by scanning the page number on your mobile device. This takes you to study notes, profiles, devotionals, videos, interactive maps, music, and more, that relate to the page you are reading. I was intrigued. I bought a “Filament Bible,” and I’m more than delighted.
I’m now enjoying a new experience of Bible reading. Here’s what I did. First, I chose the New Living Translation (NLT), which I hadn’t used before. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Second, I’m very impressed with the quality of the resources that the Filament Bible links to.
And third, I signed up for a reading plan. There are several to choose from, and I decided to be ambitious and try to read the whole Bible in 100 days.
So far, so good. The NLT is more readable than any other translation I know, without sacrificing accuracy. The layout is beautiful and meaningful. Ask me and I’ll show you what I mean.
Bottom line, I’m learning new things every day from reading the Bible in big chunks.