The Bible at a Glance
A one-sentence overview of biblical books.
Genesis – outlines the beginning of creation, man and Israel; specifically chronicling the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Joseph.
Exodus – describes the “going out” of Israel from Egypt and their struggles to obey a holy God who wanted to “tabernacle: or dwell with them.
Leviticus – God’s guidebook; offers the newly-redeemed Israel the way to worship, serve and gain access to God.
Numbers – transitions God’s people from their wilderness wanderings to their place in a new land by illustrating divine consequences for rebellion.
Deuteronomy – The second law, records Moses’ swan song, stressing the importance of loving God and obeying Him with all your heart.
Joshua – Chronicles the military campaign to reclaim Israel’s land; however, they learn that victory is found through faith in God alone.
Judges – Contrasts Israel’s past obedience to the necessary consequences when everyone did what was right in their own eyes.
Ruth – Tells the beautiful love story between King David’s great-grandparents and affirms that God will provide for and protect His children.
1 & 2 Samuel – tell of the adventures and reigns of Israel’s first two kings: Saul and David, the man after God’s own heart.
1 & 2 Kings – trace the political line of Israel, beginning with King Solomon, whose heart was divided; and end with a Nation whose people were divided.
1 & 2 Chronicles – Mirror the history of 1 & 2 Kings yet concentrate on the spiritual lives of Judah’s Kings who modelled their hearts after David.
Ezra – follows the exiled people’s return back to the land as God promised and describes a new beginning for Israel.
Nehemiah – Outlines the administrative genius nd faith of a man who would rally God’s people to rebuild the protective walls of Jerusalem in 52 days.
Esther – Set between the time of Ezra 6 – 7; tells the true Cinderella story of how God delivered His people from a holocaust-like plot.
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