Printed Bible Versions
Bibles in a Bookshop
When I was young, when anyone wanted a new Bible, it was easy to choose which version, for there were very few versions other than the King James version. In fact, I cannot remember seeing anything other than the King James Bible in the bookshops and all the Bibles given out to the children at Sunday school anniversaries were universally King James Bibles. Then in 1961 the New English version of the New Testament appeared, followed in 1970 by the Old Testament. From then onwards it seemed as if a new Bible translation appeared every few months and today we have hundreds. It is not apparently possible for anyone to give an accurate number of the current number of English translations, since there are also large numbers of partial Bibles containing a single testament, groups of books, or just a single book, but the American Bible Society, taking everything into consideration, thinks there are around 900 English language versions of the Bible available today and I am not sure whether this figure is just for printed versions or includes digital versions too.
Guardians of Ancora is a Scripture Union England and Wales project to utilise modern digital technology to teach 8 to 11 year old children about Jesus and encourage them to read the Bible. It is a huge project based around a computer game which is playable on tablet computers and smart phones, which is what most children will use. Unfortunately, there is not currently a version which will run on Windows based computers. The following is a list of tablets and phones which will accommodate the Guardians of Ancora App:
Abbot Hall Christian Hotel
On Friday 8th April 2016 the participants of the Alpha Course, currently being run at St Martin’s, all met at the Abbot Hall Christian Hotel in Grange-Over-Sands for the Alpha Weekend. Continue reading
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
There is a wealth of Bible study resources now available online which can take your own Bible reading up many levels. In this blog I am highlighting just one: Lumina
Lumina is a study portal maintained by the great people over at Bible.org and can be found easily by clicking on lumina.bible.org (how easy is that to remember?)