Post # 1
As some of you might know from previous posts, i was baptised Church of England and am marrying a Catholic man in March (mixed marriage) with a view to possibly converting afterwards
Thing is, before i met my fiance, it had been a long long time since i attended church and tried any kind of bible study. Ive been attending here in Mexico for the last month or so and done the pre-cana classes but i still feel like i need to find my way back to God.
Normally a mentor led type of studying or group would be ideal, but with the language barrier (and with all the problems i had completing pre-cana) I think i might need to do a little bit of self study but i feel like i need a bit more guidance than reading through the Bible alone. Not sure how much sense that makes?
This is more for personal development/knowledge than any specific goal…and after the wedding I’ll look into the classes for conversion, if i feel that its something i feel is right
Any suggestions? google has suggested catholicbiblestudyonline.com but i havent looked at it yet
Post # 3
I don’t know of any online studies, so I’m curious about that answer myself. I ordered and completed the Great Adventure Bible Study, which I highly recommend. The problem is that it’s pretty expensive to do on your own and not with a group. The author of the study, Jeff Cavins, also wrote a book called Walking through the Bible. I haven’t read it, but that might be a more affordable option.
Post # 4
I would suggest trying to find a New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE) Bible to help you study. This translation might be easier to read. It is approved for use private study but is not used in public worship in the Catholic Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Revised_Standard_Version_Catholic_Edition).
For other resources, I use http://www.usccb.org/bible/ to find out what the daily bible readings are. In my RCIA group I use http://liturgy.slu.edu/ and http://www.loyolapress.com/sunday-connection.htm to help understand the Sunday readings.
Lastly, for general spirituality I check out http://bustedhalo.com/ Good luck and God bless!
Post # 5
Thankyou so much for your help!