January 1, 2018, I set out to read the entire Bible. I chose the "Pierced Hands Reading Plan" by Meg Hunter-Kilmer. You are supposed to read the entire Bible in a year (and the Gospels Twice!). The plan was arranged to make the reading less tedious. Who wants to plow through Proverbs for months? So I started on New Year's Day, four and a half years ago. I knew I couldn't read everyday, well I could, but I wanted to enjoy and understand what I read, so I read when I had the time to focus. Hence, it took me four and a half years to complete the reading. Also, I used six Bibles I wanted to read and reference.
3. The next one is my oldest Bible. It's the red one on top. Using this Bible proves to you what a sentimental old fool, I am. It was given to me by Auntie. Aunt May Sweetra was from Lithuania. All her life she spoke "broken English." She couldn't read and write very much, but she wrote in this red Bible (at the time it's red leather with gold pages were very impressive) Ant Mary SweEtra and I wrote June 7, 1964. This date is the day I graduated from high school, Presentation of Mary Academy. Auntie was really my great aunt--Grandma's sister. Since this Benziger Brothers, Inc., Holy Bible's imprimatur was in 1958, it is hard on the eyes. The pages are yellow and the print tiny. The footnotes are even smaller and basically useless. But I still used it at every reading and wrote comments in it. I actually kiss it to thank Auntie for bringing the Word to me.