I am wondering how individuals manage to read the Bible if they have chaotic work lives. How are your plans for reading set up?
I’m asking because I am on a new work schedule with a new job so (for now) the only time I would have to read the Bible would be on my break at work. This isn’t a very long break, maybe only 30 minutes or so, which maybe gives me 5-10 minutes to read the Bible passages.
I read from a variety of different translations thus far, but the main two I use for reading in English are the Jerusalem Bible (1966) and the Common English Bible (for NT reading only). I am mostly concerned with OT reading because I am only re-reading through the NT currently, while reading through the OT the first time. The JB is a huge block of a book, probably one of the of the thickest of all Bibles I own (not something I could easily bring to work). I know many people here are into the Douay-Rheims and prefer Catholic-only translations.
However, I would prefer to keep my old (like 50-60 years old) Douay Bibles at home so they do not get worn. I really need a “portable” Bible that I can still read from and possibly make notes if I want to. I do have a zipper RSV: CE Bible that is small and durable, but I’m not a big fan of “thee’s, thou’s,” etc. I also have a small ESV with Psalms+Proverbs.
I am wondering, does the RSV: CE come in a similar zipper Bible version but as the Second Edition with updated language?