30/30 Challenge

blue and green colored new international version woment's devotional bible

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, reading the Bible is a vital aspect of Christianity. That’s why I’ve decided to join Joyce Meyer in her #3030challenge.

Every day in April, I will spend 30 minutes reading studying my Bible.

I would really like for you to sign up and join, too! It’s free and all you need is a Bible and half an hour.

Let’s learn and grow together!

*Rae

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15 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge

  1. Hi Rae!

    I do study my Bible for at least 30 mins a day.

    You should recall from my previous posts that it’s an Orthodox Christian Study Bible with commentary from the Church Fathers. This is not a promotion for my Bible, but some of the time we’ll be interpreting differently according to the Bible version we are reading! What will we share? Pray tell us more of your plan?

    Peace and love to all,
    Dinos

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  2. I’ve decided to really focus on the New Testament. So I’ll be starting in Matthew and going forward from there. I’m using a Women’s Devotional NIV Bible

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  3. Hi Rae!

    That is rather interesting. I confess that I’ve never heard of such a type of Bible as that before you wrote to me about it. Please tell me how it differs from a standard NIV Bible? I mean, is the text of the gospels different, for instance?

    Peace and love to all,
    Dinos

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  4. Devotional Bibles just have mini sermons from relevant theologists on topics related to the subject. It’s a NIV Bible with passages discussing in-depth topics like motherhood.

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  5. Hi Rae!

    I know a lot of seriously Christian women here in Cambridge, England, UK, but none of them have ever mentioned such a Bible. I think it’s an excellent facility and I wonder how far behind we are in the UK, or is it that the women I know are more conservative than in the USA.?

    I think I’ll have to do some research, but if you know of areas in the UK, or of particular denominations that promote the use of Devotional Bibles here, please let me know.

    Best wishes,
    Dinos

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  6. Anything that encourages you to read your Bible and get to grips with it has my vote!

    @Dinos as an resident of the UK (ex now) and worker in a Christian bookstore whilst I lived there (my mum owned it) there are many devotional bibles available in the Uk, and there have been for many years. It depends on if you frequent such places and are looking for one – we tend to stick with what we know unless we start looking 🙂 They do men’s women’s children’s youth, and probably a whole lot more too. God is good and inspires us to help each other – even publishers 🙂

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  7. Hi Jules!

    Thank you for your response.

    I think you’re right – people tend to stick with what they’re used to. Most Christians I know have either a standard NIV or KJV Bible. I’m one of the few with an Orthodox version. I was born in Cyprus to Greek Cypriot parents and was baptised into the Greek Orthodox faith as an infant. We migrated to Cambridge, England, in March 1954.

    There was no facility for Greek Orthodox worship in Cambridge in 1954, and my sister and I attended first a Baptist Church, and later, a Congregational Church – in both cases, because they were nearest to our homes at the time. I was ‘confirmed’ when I was fourteen, when it was still a Congregational Church. Later, in 1972, our church became a United Reformed Church (URC), and then merged with the Anglican Church, in the 1980s, from memory.

    I used a KJV Bible during my youth and I bought the Orthodox Study Bible when I was fifty, because of the commentary from the Church Fathers. I currently attend services at an Anglican Church local to my mother’s home, as I became her live-in, full time carer, about two years ago, when her health took a serious decline. She is now nearly 94 years of age.

    I hope I haven’t bored you, or any other readers.

    Peace and love to all,
    Dinos Constantinou

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  8. Good luck!! I admire your determination but above all the kindness that seems to be directing the way you study the Bible. I also love the open mind you keep while doing so. This is going to be a very interesting blog to follow!!!!!! TY for allowing me to get to know you!

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  9. Thank you! It’s definitely a growing process. I have to keep my preconceived notions at the door otherwise I won’t gain anything. I appreciate your comment 🙂

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  10. YVW!! Are you interested in other forms of spirituality?? I’m asking because I have seen a documentary about ”Little Buddha” that really got me thinking about the way we treat other forms of conscient life and all forms of sentient beings. I know you have your hands full already but this guys’ speech condemning all forms of animal sacrifice and telling us how he had become one with all sentient beings during his meditation made me realise the disdain we sometimes have for forms of life we consider as ”inferior” but are nevertheless active participant in maintaining life as we know it on Mother Earth. Here is the link just in case… Doesn’t matter if what he is truly the new Buddha, this guy does make a lot of sense to me. Unfortunately Tibet is in a very difficult situation and this guy who only wants peace and protect all forms of sentient beings represents a threat for the Chinese…. May God bless you in his many mysterious ways!

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  11. Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Brandon! It’s never too late to accept the challenge (: i wish you well in your reading endeavors!!

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