The Bible is made up of 66 books that are contained in the Old and New Testaments. One of the most fascinating aspects about this remarkable book is that it was written over a period of 1500 years by about forty different men; yet it is completely consistent and tells one main story: the story of God rescuing a people for Himself.
The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. Because the PCA recognizes that God’s Word is inerrant (without error or fault) in the original languages, the denomination requires all its pastors to have studied both Greek and Hebrew as part of their ministry preparation.
As far as English translations, neither the PCA nor FPC recommends one translation over another. Our pew Bible is the ESV, and our pastor preaches from the ESV, but often refers to other translations to help clarify the text. Various ones have their merits in various places. To learn more about English translations, click here.
Bible Reading Plans
Some people read through the entire Bible in a year, others read slowly through one book at a time.
The critical thing is THAT you have a plan, not WHICH plan you pick.
The plan featured in our church bulletin for 2016 is the Literary Bible Reading Plan.
If you’d like to check out some other plans, here’s a helpful link.