Bibles for Australia

Helping you to know and experience God through His word.

Quick Reference

How to Use the Recovery Version

  1. A brief explanation in the front explains how the Recovery Version (RcV) is prepared.
  2. The subject of each book is above the first verse of the book.
  3. The outline of each book is before the first page of the book.
  4. The background information of each book is above the subject.
  5. The footnotes explain the verses. Superscript numbers denote the footnotes. For example: Matthew 5:481 on page 39 explains how we “shall be perfect” as our “heavenly Father is perfect.” The notes of John 6:16-21 on pp. 392-393 tell us how this miracle applies to our life. Matthew 1:11 on pp. 5-6 summarizes both the Old and New Testament and gives a comparison of the four gospels.
  6. The references on the edge of the pages denoted by superscripted letters help you to find verses related to the one you are reading.
  7. The charts help you to understand certain biblical teachings.
  8. The maps help you to visualize the locations of the cities in the New Testament time and the routes Paul took for his journeys.

How to enjoy the Word of God with the Recovery Version

  1. Read a little from the first page to the last page everyday.
  2. Study your favorite topics from the lists below.
  3. Always pray before, during, and after studying to enjoy God.

How to Grow in Your Christian Life

  1. Feed on the word…..1 Pet. 2:21,4,5; Matt. 4:43; John 6:571,633
  2. Pray to God…..Matt. 6:61; 1 Thes. 5:171; 1 Tim. 2:81
  3. Pray-read the word…..Eph. 6:17-181,2,3; 2 Tim. 3:162
  4. Call on the name of the Lord…..Acts 2:211,2,3; Rom. 10:121,131,2
  5. Share the gospel…..Matt 28:191,2; Mark 5:19-20; Rom. 1:14-16; 2 Tim. 4:23
  6. Feed younger believers…..John 21:154; 1 Thes. 2:72; Eph. 5:291

How to Experience God as Your Comfort and Rest

  1. Come to Jesus and rest…..Matt. 11:28-30(all); John 6:18-21(all)
  2. The comforter, the Spirit of reality…..John 14:161,261; 1 John 2:15
  3. Overcome anxiety…..Phil. 4:6-7(all); Matt. 6:24-34(all)

How to Create a Godly Environment (www.biblereading.com)

  1. Confess to and forgive one another…..James 5:16; Matt. 18:35
  2. Establish Bible reading groups…..1 Tim. 4:131; Acts 20:324
  3. For your family—daily…..Acts 2:463; 16:311; 10:24; Matt. 19:14
  4. For your relatives, friends and neighbors—weekly…..2 Tim. 2:223
  5. For colleagues and classmates—at lunch…..1 Cor. 15:331

How to Share God’s Salvation with the Recovery Version

  1. God’s will and economy…..Eph. 1:43, 52,101; 1 Tim. 1:44; 2 Cor. 4:71,2
  2. God’s love…..John 3:161; 1 John 4:8, 16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:42
  3. Men’s trespasses and sins…..Eph. 2:12,3; Rom. 3:231; 6:231,2; John 8:24
  4. Christ’s death and resurrection…..1 Cor. 15:31,4; Eph. 1:71,2; Rom. 4:251
  5. Receiving God’s salvation…..Mark 1:152,3; Rom. 10:9-13(all)
  6. Baptism…..Matt. 3:151,161; 28:193; Mark 16:151; Acts 8:361; 22:16
  7. For the wise and knowledgable…..Col. 2:31; 1 Cor. 2:71; 2:91,2; 2:111
  8. For the “moral”…..John 3:21,141; Matt. 5:201; Rom. 7:73,183
  9. For the successful…..Phil. 3:83,4,112,133,144; 1 Cor. 9:251; 2 Tim. 4:7-82
  10. For the lover of riches…..Matt. 6:19; 19:221; Luke 16:93; 1 Tim. 6:91; 192
  11. For the depressed…..Matt. 12:201; 9:121; Eph. 2:42; Luke 10:341
  12. For the one fearing death…..Heb. 2:151; 1 Cor. 15:541,2,3; John 10:281
  13. For the doubting…..2 Cor. 4:132; Gal. 3:23; Rom. 1:202; 10:17
  14. For idol worshippers…..1 Cor. 8:41; Acts 17:161; Rom 1:251; 1 Thess. 1:9

How to Teach the Bible with the Recovery Version

  1. The Triune God…..Matt. 28:195; John 14:71,10; 2 Cor. 13:141
  2. Who Christ is…..John 1:1,142; Col. 2:91,2,3; Rom. 9:51; 1 Tim. 2:53; Rom. 1:46
  3. What Christ did…..John 1:181; 6:57a; 4:34; Heb. 9:122; Col. 1:202; Gal. 3:131
  4. Who the Spirit is…..John 7:391; Phil 1:192; 2 Cor. 3:173; Acts 1:81
  5. The word of God…..John 6:631,2,3; 2 Tim. 3:161,2; 1 Pet. 2:23; Matt. 4:43
  6. Basic faith…..Jude 33; 1 Cor. 8:4; Matt. 28:195; Gal. 4:42; 1 Cor. 15:3-4
  7. Tripartite man…..1 Thes. 5:235; John 4:244; 3:62; Rom. 8:161,2; 1 Cor. 6:171,2
  8. Eternal life…..John 3:151; 10:101; 1 John 5:121, 208; Col. 3:42
  9. The church…..Matt. 6:185; 18:172; Eph. 1:223,4,231,2,3; 1 Tim. 3:15(all)
  10. The kingdom…..Matt. 5:34; pp.30-31; Matt. 16:192,3; Rom. 14:171,2
  11. End of the world…..The chart at the end of the RcV before the maps
  12. Eternity…..Rev. 21:1, 21,2,3, 31, 181,3, 191,2, 21(all), 221,2; 22:1(all), 21,2

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