This morning I decided to start at the very beginning (a very good place to start) and I read Genesis 1-13.
I am a believer in the Gap Theory - That there is a gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. I also believe that God didn't create the world and everything in it in seven literal earth days but that "day" is a word used for lack of a better one to explain a period of time.
I found the Creation story in the Message to be supportive of this, even though it's not written in "chapter & verse". So I was pleasantly surprised.
I was also surprised at how easy and quick it is to read this version.
If you have found reading the Bible to be a daunting task, I recommend trying The Message.
Before tomorrow, I have to decide if I'm going to stick with Genesis and try reading it "cover to cover". Or sample different books.
I would appreciate your thoughts.
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