A few years ago, one of my son’s teachers asked me at the beginning of the school year what my expectations were for his education that year. I told her, “I don’t care if he learns to read first in the class or last in the class, I just want you to work with Meggie and me to give him a love of learning. If we teach him to love learning, the rest will take care of itself.” I could tell she was expecting a very different answer.
Children who are eager to learn are easier to teach. This is also true of us as children of God. Even as adults, we remain students: students of life, students of each other, and students of the faith. We cannot hope to grow in our faith and become the-best-version-of-ourselves if we do not continue to learn.
God reveals himself little by little to each of us in a multitude of ways. One of these ways is through the Bible—and I am excited to announce that Dynamic Catholic now has a Bible that was designed with you mind.
The Bible is meant to be read—but Bibles often look intimidating with scholarly notes and tiny print. This version does away with the notes in the margins and the two-column format so you can immerse yourself in the incredible stories in the same way you lose yourself in an engaging novel.
Very often, we don’t read the Bible because we are overwhelmed by it. Sometimes we don’t do it because we know the Word of God has the power to transform us.
You see, the uncomfortable, unspoken, and often-avoided truth is that we don’t want our lives to be transformed. Be honest: Do you want God to completely overhaul your life and totally transform you?
I am excited about this Bible. I am excited to learn from it what God wants to teach me. The Bible exists to draw us closer to God and the great love he has for us. I invite you to be bold enough to start reading the Bible, too, and to embrace the same eagerness to learn that you had as a child.
May God bless you with a spirit of eagerness,