from the Spring/Summer issue of Reflections magazine


The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together with transition text into a single grand narrative. For those intimidated or overwhelmed by the unabridged Bible, The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily.

A diocesan Basecamp resource portal for The Story gives access to free, shared resources created by other congregations. Participants collaborate and connect with other congregations in the diocese to ask questions, gain inspiration, and be creative in how they implement The Story.

Access the Basecamp resource portal through the diocesan website: Go to the Spiritual Formation tab and click on The Story Resources.

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Very similar to The Story is The Path, produced by Forward Movement. The 24-chapter book presents the New Revised Standard Version in chronological, narrative form. It covers most but not all of Genesis to Revelation with editor-added summaries of material left out and short notes throughout each chapter in the form of “Points of Interest,” “Trail Crossing,” etc.
Discussion questions are included with each chapter. Like
The Story, participants read chapters on their own before a group meeting.
Additional resources are at


The Bible in 90 Days is both a Bible and a curriculum that guides readers through the Bible completely in a manageable time frame. The basic plan consists of reading 12 pages a day of a specially prepared large-print NIV Bible — usually taking between 45 minutes and an hour per day.
Participants read on their own then gather weekly for discussion.


Road trip? Take The Listener’s Bible, narrated by Max McLean, with you. Search for it on Google. (Both of our bishops use it!)

An app for that – You Version offers copious Bible reading plans, a daily Bible verse, and the entire Bible online in several translations.

Return to Contents, Spring/Summer 2018 issue of  Reflections magazine

From The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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