Bishop Beisner is inviting the entire Diocese of Northern California to take The Bible Challenge with him, beginning Epiphany 2013. The Bible Challenge is a year-long commitment of daily Bible reading that will lead participants to easily complete the whole Bible in one year. Each day we will all be reading the same three chapters from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, and one chapter from the New Testament. The Bishop will not only be doing the daily readings along with participants, but will be supporting them throughout the year through e-mail, the website, prayer and in other ways. There is no cost and any Bible is suitable. Each day’s readings will be augmented by a brief meditation posted on The Bible Challenge web page or can be purchased in book form through forward movement.
The kick-off for The Bible Challenge will be on Epiphany (January 6, 2013) when participants will bring their Bibles to church for a special blessing. The readings will begin on Monday, January 7, 2013. Pamphlets with readings for each date are available at the back of the sanctuary or here.
What do you need to do to take The Bible Challenge?
Click here to download, print, complete and return The Bible Challenge flyer & sign up form (please return to St. Stephen’s so we know who is taking it and then we will send them on to the diocese).
If you are interested in purchasing a new Bible, the New Revised Standard Version is the translation used in the Episcopal Church. A study bible is recommended, such as: The New Oxford Annotated Bible, The Harper Collins Study Bible, or The Access Bible.
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