Shuck and Jive

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Bible Cover to Cover in 2008

We have begun our quest to read the Bible Cover to Cover in 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. Here is how it works:

Visit my new weblog just for this, Bible and Jive!

You will need a Bible. Preferably a New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. You can either buy a nice one with notes or get a cheap paperback. Make sure you get the one with the apocrypha.

We are also encouraging children and parents to read together the Family Story Bible. You will find a workbook with a schedule and quizzes for the entire year.

On the second and fourth Tuesdays, I will host a Bible Lunch Time, in which I will present background materials for the readings and we can discuss them. I will be preaching throughout the year from the texts assigned for that month.

I have done this at my two previous congregations with great success. This will be the first time that the on-line community can participate as well!


  1. Way off-topic, sir, but you read TGW and are linked the Mad One's site?

    Oh my.

    The Odd One of Both

  2. Welcome Jonnieb!

    Thus sayeth someone important:

    Ye shall be known by the company ye keep.

    Glad you are here, Odd One! Happy New Year!

  3. This is an excellent idea. It's great to see more churches doing this. Its the best way to wipe out biblical illiteracy. Godd luck.