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2011 Year of the Bible

2011 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of what became known as the King James Version of the Bible. ROOTS is offering a range of resources to help us celebrate this fourth centenary.

Listed below are various ROOTS resources for celebrating the Year of the Bible 2011.

You are very welcome to reproduce them for use within your church. Please ensure that the copyright line 'This resource is taken from www.rootsontheweb.com and is copyright © ROOTS for Churches Ltd.' is included.

Adult & All Age

In ROOTS Adult & All-age we have been publishing a series of articles on the impact of the Bible in English, and sermon notes on key passages from the Authorised Version.

Introductory article by Frank Field MP, Chairman of the 2011 Trust

 

Issue 51 January/February (published 1 Nov 2010)

ARTICLE  Reading the Christian Bible: an encounter with the author of life

ALL-AGE SERVICE  Travellers through eternity

 

Issue 52 March/April (published 6 Jan 2011)

ARTICLE  The Bible in English: what did it mean?

SERMON  A lively hope   1 Peter 1.3-9

 

Issue 53 May/June (published 1 March)

ARTICLE  How do we understand? The challenge of translations

SERMON We do hear them speak in our tongues   Acts 2.1-11

 

Issue 54 July/August (published 1 May)

ARTICLE  Praise God: the influence of the vernacular Bible on British hymnody

SERMON Faith, hope and charity   1 Corinthians 13

 

Issue 55 September/October (published 1 July)

ARTICLE  In our tongues: the influence of the English Bible on the creativity of Dissent

SERMON In the beginning God   Genesis 1

 

Issue 56 November/December (published 1 Sept)

ARTICLE We have heard with our ears: the impact of the English Bible on literature

SERMON In the beginning was the Word   John 1.1-14

 

 

 

Children & Young People

ROOTS Children & Young People provides a range of materials to explore the Bible, including ideas suitable for a holiday club

Issue 51 January/February (published 1 Nov 2010)

Introduction to the Bible and finding your way around it
Activities to encourage your group to get 'into' the Bible

 

Issue 52 March/April (published 6 Jan 2011)

Bible writing
Styles of writing in the Bible with suggestions for exploring the text

 

Issue 53 May/June (published 1 March)

Heroes and villains
Stories of people, their relationship with God and how they speak to us today
This material could be used as a focus for a holiday club, together with the material in issue 54.

 

Issue 54 July/August (published 1 May)

Heroes and villains 
Stories of people who rejected God and some of the consequences
This material could be used as a focus for a holiday club together with the material from issue 53.

 

Issue 55 September/October (published 1 July)

Bible as revelation of God: God who makes the first move
What do we discover about God through the Bible?

 

Issue 56 November/December (published 1 September)

Celebrating the Bible
How can we help children and young people get to know the Bible, even a little bit of it, so that it touches their lives and they can feel its value, comfort and gifts?

 

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Introducing 2011, The Year of the Bible

In 2011 many people and organisations are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the Bible, and ROOTS is joining in, providing a range of additional materials that you can use to supplement the usual weekly material in order to mark the anniversary. Here, introducing the series, Frank Field MP, Chairman of the 2011 Trust explains what maes 2011 important.

Reading the Christian Bible

To mark the Year of the Bible in 2011, Arnold Browne, a New Testament scholar, describes the origins of some New Testament writings as the first generation of Jesus' followers sought to make sense of his life, death and resurrection in the context of the Hebrew Scriptures with which they had been raised.

Travellers through eternity

A service to celebrate the King James Bible with all ages

Be Bible detectives!

In the first in our series of resources to support your celebration of the Year of the Bible, the children’s and youth ministry team from the Methodist Church Connexional staff offer activities, ideas and suggestions to use with children and young people.

The Bible in English - what did it mean?

John Parr observes that the publication of the so-called King James’ Version of the Bible was arguably the most influential publishing event in the English-speaking world.

Words we have loved - A lively hope

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611, the 'Year of the Bible', Malcolm Guite has written a series of sermon notes on well-loved passages. Here he reflects on 1 Peter 1.3-9.

Book of Books - the variety of Bible writing styles

We continue our series marking the Year of the Bible as Richard Cleaves presents his perspective on the variety of styles we can find within the Bible, the book of books.

The Bible in English: The impact of translation

The last 50 years of the four centuries since the publication of the King James Version has seen a proliferation of English language versions of the Bible. Simon Oxley considers what lessons Christians can learn from our experience of the Bible in our own language.

Words we have loved - We do hear them speak in our tongues

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611, Malcolm Guite, an expert on the language of the period, has written a series of sermon notes on well-loved passages.

Bible heroes and villains: Heroes

Holiday club ideas focused on Bible characters

Praise God - The impact of the vernacular Bible on British hymnody

Andrew Pratt explains to us how the Bible in English influenced the development of hymn writing.

Words we have loved - The greatest of these is charity

Malcolm Guite explores one of the key themes of the Authorised Version of the Bible. Here he reflects on 1 Corinthians 13.

Bible heroes and villains: Villains

Holiday club ideas focused on Bible characters

The King James Version and the Dissenters

Baptist minister and writer, Alec Gilmore, suggests that to assess the impact of the King James Version on the dissenting tradition we need to remove some of the myths that surround its origins

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611, Malcolm Guite, an expert on the language of the period, has written a series of articles on well-loved passages

YotB 55 CYP God who makes the first move

Year of the Bible resource material for young people to help us discover more about God

We have heard with our ears: The impact of the English Bible on literature

Dana Delap reflects on the impact the King James Version has had on themes and language in literature, which burgeoned after its publication

Words we have loved

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611, Malcolm Guite, an expert on the language of the period, has written a series of sermon notes on well-loved passages.

Celebrating the Bible

Resource suggesting ways to engage with the treasure within the Bible

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