The DBR podcast will be simple: 3-4 chapters of the Bible every day, enough to finish the whole Bible in a year. Every day there will be about two chapters of the Old Testament (First half of the hear in the historical books, second half in the prophetic books), one chapter of Old Testament poetry, and one chapter in the New Testament.
We will read several different versions, alternating between several modern language, meaning based, easy to understand translations. Some of these include CEB, NLT, NET, REB, and CEV.
Along the way, I hope to share some footnotes to the Scripture from my background as a Bible translator. We joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1980. Our family went to Indonesia in 1983, and started working with the Orya people in 1984. The Orya New Testament was published in 2005. Since then I have been working in the main trade language of Indonesia (called Indonesian). The Plain Indonesian Translation New Testament will be published in book form in March 2014. Digital publication is starting now. During this year, I look forward in sharing a little with listeners as I will take you along to Indonesia for the dedication of this New Testament in this language spoken by over 240 million people.
I am thinking of these people as my audience for this year reading the Bible daily:
I invite you to join us in enjoying God's transforming WORD in 2014!
Before 2014, I will publish a few podcasts, mostly so that I can learn how to do this efficiently.