Request for study recommendations.

From: Pete Slevin (
Date: Tue May 11 1999 - 14:40:34 EDT

Since this is a rather long message I will understand if you wish to direct it to qualified persons
of line so as to not clog up the channels of communications. I'm more that amenable to being
contacted of line in my e-mail if there be anyone who has any ideas for study strategy.
   I've completed Mounce's Bassic text and am about to complete his Graded Reader. I
equipped myself with some of the texts and reference books that I heard many speak of, or
that were recommended in some of the literature. I've gotten the message time and again
in the bk-greek correspondence that the thing to do is to "read, read, read." Here's my
problem, as I see it: I'm 68 now, and perhaps a bit sensitive to the idea that time is of the essence.
I think that I need to develop a stategy that efficiently helps me to absorb vocabulary, get a
feel for the sense of moods and tenses that must come up off the page, to digest the advanced
grammar and blend it into the actual reading experience. Frankly, I'm doing this because I have
been encouraged in my spiritual reading that to be able to read the Scriptures in the original can
have a useful impact on one's reading for spiritual benefit. My goal is to be able to read the Greek
NT with as little conscious reference to the English as possible. I have had this experience with
Spanish language lit and believe that I can do this here. I think that I can be more patient about
this if I think that I am using a strategy that is effective and efficient.
   Does any of this sound familiar to anyone. I would love to hear from anyone who thinks that
they understand from where I am coming and who has a practical suggestions.....thanks,
                                                                                                               in Christ, Pete

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