What is the 6-Year Plan?
Why should I take 6 years to read the Bible?
What is unique about the 6-Year Plan?
Why are the verse numbers used in the ESV postings but not the other translations?
What is a “Day of Reflection” and what am I suppose to do on those days?
What is happening with the Psalms?
Why is the Advent season handled differently than the rest of the year?
Which Bible translations are used in the 6 Year Plan?
English Standard Version (ESV)
The ESV is currently the translation used during the worship services at Christ House to provide a consistent reference for the members. Christ House, however, recognizes that there are many good translations available. The ESV was chosen because we believe it strikes a good balance between literal translation suitable for deep study and a smooth readability accessable to most people regardless of education level.
The Voice (VOICE)
The Voice is a dynamic translation of the original text. The scripture is presented both as a novel and in a screenplay format using contemporary phrases.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
The Revised Standard Version of the Bible is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901, which was a revision of the King James Version, published in 1611.
New Living Translation (NLT)
The New Living Translation renders the message of the original texts of Scripture into clear, contemporary English as simply and literally as possible yielding an accurate, clear, and natural English text.
New King James Version (NKJV)
The New King James Version preserves the beauty and trustworthiness of the Authorized King James Bible while addressing the language and dialect barriers that have developed as English changed over the centuries.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
The Easy-to-Read Version is written at a third-grade reading level, using short sentences and everyday vocabulary which especially helps children, and people learning the language This translation is one of the easiest to understand English language versions ever published.
New International Version (NIV)
The New International Version expresses in broadly understood modern English a modern translation done by Bible scholars using the earliest, highest quality manuscripts available.
New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
The New International Reader’s Version is a rewrite of the New International Version in an easier to understand and very clear style; shorter words. explanations of words that might be hard to understand and shorter sentences than the original.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The New American Standard Bible is a word-for-word translation into contemporary English that maintains reliability and fidelity to the original languages In some cases where word-for-word literalness was awkward, current idioms were used.
International Children’s Bible (ICB)
The International Children’s Bible is written at a third-grade level aimed at young readers and those with low reading skills or limited vocabulary in English. The tone is both conservative and evangelical.