Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stopping By ...

It will soon be a year since I've added anything to BibleSurfing and I actually feel rather regretful about that. When I started I didn't have any particular plan of action or anything, just the thought that I was interested in a ramble through scripture so I started at the beginning. I didn't really have any intention of moving linearly through the bible, although that was pretty much what I did at the beginning. I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf and get back to at least some regular contributions.

I'm a member of a little spiritual book club at church. There are just a few of us. We pick some spiritual book to read each month. Sometimes we take a few months to go through a book. Since I'm a member of three book clubs, that one, one on C.S. Lewis and another on G.K. Chesterton, I'm always reading a few books.

I think I'll try to figure out a pattern of meditation to use as my rule for working on this blog. I'll share that as I figure it out.

The book we are working through right now is a good one. It's called "Devotional Classics" and you can see it at Amazon HERE So far we're only in the second section. It has 52 weeks of readings with discussion questions which can be used for personal reflection and meditation. It's ecumenical so there are readings from all sorts of Christian sources. Worth a look if you're looking for a book for a spiritual book club.


Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I didn't know you had this blog, Ray. I can't imagine reading the Bible cover to cover in order. I always tell new Bible readers to start with Acts of the Apostles because it's an adventure story filled with dangerous journeys, a shipwreck, miracles, beatings, poisonous snakes. Gosh, a novelist couldn't put as many adventures in a full length book. I just finished reading Daniel for the umpteenth time. Now I'm in Hebrews, the epistle of the priesthood.

Ray Schneider said...

Yeah, I didn't really expect to do it in order ... just started that way. I expect I'll get out of order pretty soon even if I do some more Genesis.