I need some insight regarding a Bible reading plan.
I recently started getting back into reading the Bible on a regular basis. I am essentially forcing myself to do it for my benefit.
Originally I was using about 3 translations: the 1966 Jerusalem Bible for OT reading, New Catholic Version for Psalms, and Common English Bible for NT re-read (I was actually doing a “highlight” study for the CEB where I highlight with 6 different colors for 6 different subjects in the NT). My work schedule has been chaotic for the last month but now I feel more motivated to get back on schedule with Bible reading.
I guess the issue is, I don’t want to use any of those 3 translations anymore. I don’t want to be forced to read commentaries or footnotes no matter how Catholic or orthodox-scholarly they are. This is due to the fact that I’m constantly moving my eyes from the verses I’m reading to the footnotes at the bottom of the page, and some of said footnotes are quite long. Plus with my highlight study, I’m getting lazy and I don’t think it’s a project I currently have time for.
So I decided that I would “hold off” these translations and try to get one of those Bibles that’s arranged in a 365 day reading schedule. Went to 3 bookstores around where I live; no Catholic one year Bibles. I know I could get them online but I don’t feel like paying shipping&handling. I picked up the NIV “One Year Bible” instead.
The downside to using the NIV One Year Bible obviously, is it doesn’t include the Deuterocanonical books. So far I’m sticking 100% to the reading schedule, but I’m also re-reading the books that I essentially already went through. I am only on 1 Samuel in the OT, and now with the One Year Bible, I’m back at Genesis. I’m not exactly sure now that I want to re-read what I’ve already read in the OT.
I’m thinking that I should just go back and stick to the 1966 Jerusalem Bible for my OT+Psalms+NT reading, despite the use of footnotes. Something just keeps bringing me back to the JB.
So sorry, that was a long explanation for what I’m about to ask: are there any “Bible reading plan” websites that have a large amount of customization (for example, I can make a reading schedule starting from where I’m currently at in the OT+NT) as well as have the options for incorporating the Deuterocanon into said reading plan? I’m not really looking for reading plans that already exist but rather, ones that I could create for myself online. All I keep finding are “Protestant” reading plans that are easily customizable, but do not contain the options for Deuterocanon.