2017 Summer Bible-Diving: Prophets Together!

The Minor Prophets

 
YOU ARE INVITED to another UPC summer of bible-diving. This study is an opportunity for individuals, families, or friend circles to tackle another portion of the bible: the Minor Prophets—all twelve books in fourteen weeks.

CLICK HERE or below for the summer reading calendar that maps out each day’s reading. Every week a brief reflection and questions will be sent out in the weekly e-mail to the congregation, as well as printed in the bulletin. Additional resources can be found in print in the church office or digitally below, including a family packet, key facts, and study guides. You are encouraged to use the resources and tools in a way that makes your experience of the Minor Prophets enjoyable and enriching.

Summer can be a time of spiritual growth, whether you are in church or traveling. This reading challenge is a wonderful way to share Scripture with your family. Each day’s reading can be used as a morning or evening devotional. Your reading will be enriched if you use a study Bible containing background information and notes that help interpret difficult verses. Below is a list of good study Bibles.

In addition, we recommend two books as resources for this summer’s reading challenge: Old Testament Prophets for Today by Carolyn J. Sharp, and Daniel & the Twelve Prophets: for Everyone by John Goldingay, Westminster Bible Companion collection, study bibles.

Begin your summer reading commitment on Sunday, May 21 with an all-church BBQ and potluck. What could be better than being and doing together!


Download the printable READING CALENDAR.

Download the WEEKLY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTARY.

Download the FAMILY PACKET and LETTER FOR PARENTS.

Additional Resources:
Recommended Study Bibles:
    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV):
      New Interpreter’s Study Bible (Nashville: Abingdon, 2003)
      Discipleship Study Bible (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008)
      New Oxford Annotated Study Bible (New York: Oxford UP, 2007)
      Harper Collins Study Bible (New York: HarperOne, 2006)
      The Student Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996)
    The Common English Bible (CEB):
      The Common English Study Bible (Nashville: ET Lowe Publishing, 2003)
      The New International Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011)
    The New International Version (NIV):
      The New International Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011
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