Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.
I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.
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Three-and-a-half years ago, just as I was coming up with the idea for Bible Summary, my wife and I were invited to write some study material for a new version of the Youth Bible.
The original Youth Bible was the version that I read as a teenager, so it was an amazing and slightly terrifying privilege to get involved. I wrote studies on Ecclesiastes and Colossians (which in fact I mentioned in a previous post).
The months passed, Bible Summary took off, my wife and I had our sons, and the new Youth Bible remained forthcoming. Out of sight, out of mind.
But other folk were clearly working hard behind the scenes. A week ago - just a couple of days before I finished Bible Summary - a large package appeared at our door. Two copies of the finished ERV Authentic Youth Bible!
It's very gratifying to find that much of what we wrote has made the cut for the final version. (Although they did omit what with hindsight I accept was a slightly dark study on Death from Ecclesiastes.) And the coincidence with the start and end of Bible Summary is very pleasing.
I've flicked through some of the rest of my copy, and I would definitely recommend the new version for youth leaders and young people who want to get to grips with Scripture.
Perhaps you could see the 'coincidence' of that timing as a gentle hint that:
1 God has a sense of humour
2 God gets his projects done, but they don't necessarily need to be done by you (or me), that he lays the right responsibility on the right person at the right time.. I guess it's just a matter of (a) listening and (b) trusting.... And (c) doing what He tells us to do!
Btw, Well done for persisting. You've set me (and others) an inspiring example.
Thanks Si! I'm with you on those.