North Georgia United Methodists Contribute to CEB Student Bible


North Georgia Conference’s own Beth Corrie, Director of Emory University’s Youth Theological Institute, served as editor of new CEB Student Bible.

This edition, published in fall of 2015, is described as “a Bible by and for young people that invites them into deeper forms of both personal holiness and social holiness, helping them make connections between the world of the Bible and their own world.”

Youth ministers and biblical scholars have all come together with today’s youth in order to make this edition as relevant as possible, “because young people aren’t just the leaders for the future but the prophets of the present.”

“Working on the CEB Student Bible enhanced my Christian discipleship while providing me with an opportunity to engage youth as they were exploring their own faith in response to scripture," says Corrie. “I moved through the entire Bible as I put the pieces together, which gave me a more coherent view of the story of God and God’s people, and I received the gift of reading the passionate, honest prayers the youth contributors wrote. Both inspired and deepened my faith.”

Several North Georgia Conference youth contributed prayers to the publication.

CJ Lord of Dacula UMC offers this prayer in Romans 9:

“…As I travel along my journey in life, I often find myself in places where I feel separated from your love. O God, your words tell me “nothing can separate us from {your} love.” Please remind me of this when a am at my lowest points, when darkness closes in, and when I cannot see your face…”

Ellie McQuaig and Kate Napier from Glenn Memorial UMC also contributed prayer, as well as five other Georgia youth from various denominations.

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