The Psalms: Attractions & Difficulties

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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Book of Revelation

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/brandondsmith/2017/07/this-aint-your-mamas-book-of-revelation/

24 Suggested Readings on Paul

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/24-suggested-readings-on-paul/

Understanding Genres of the Bible Point Us to Accurate Interpretation

http://churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/306273-understanding-genres-bible-point-us-accurate-interpretation.html

“Communal Reading” in Early Christianity

https://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/communal-reading-in-early-christianity/

The Real Reason We Don’t Read Our Bibles

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Through my work with the Christian Standard Bible, I came across some stats about Bible reading. Eighty-eight percent of American households own a Bible, but only 37 percent of people read it once a week or more. People said they don’t read their Bibles because they don’t have enough time, and they struggle to understand the words.

These two frustrations are understandable, and we’ve all struggled with them. But are they the real reasons people aren’t reading their Bibles?

Root Issue

When you think about it, we should get really excited about Bible reading. The God of the universe has given us his Word. He could’ve tapped out when we disobeyed him in the garden, but he didn’t. He went looking for us and talked to us (Gen. 3). Knowing our gracious God gave us his Word should make us want to read it, but often that’s not enough.

We don’t read the Bible regularly because we don’t understand how it works. We often think it’s all about us, and that opening Scripture is only useful when we think we need it. We don’t understand how amazing the Bible really is.

There is more: https://pjcockrell.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/the-real-reason-we-dont-read-our-bibles/

How God Uses the Bible to Change Us

http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/how-god-uses-the-bible-to-change-us.html