Have you ever just sat there staring at your bible, wanting to read it, but not knowing where to start, then this is the post for you. There are so many different styles of writing in the bible, which is great, because we all like different things; but do you know what’s even greater?
They all point to Jesus!
This is my cheesey and slightly tongue in cheek guide to choosing which book of the bible to read next. Please don’t take it too seriously, but let it be a reason why you open your bible, and get reading. (I wrote this a few years ago, and to be honest, it does make me cringe a bit now, but it seems to have helped a number of people, being to only post on my old blog to go viral (by my very low standards) so I thought I would put it out there again.)
A Quick and Easy Guide to Choosing which Book of the Bible to Read
If sweet romantic stories tickle your fancy you will love reading Ruth, curled up on the sofa with a bar of dairy milk!
If you are always watching home improvement programmes like Grand Designs then be sure to read Nehemiah.
If you enjoy a bit of gore and violence then pick up the book of Judges.
If you like stories with a strong female lead then go ahead and read Esther.
If you always loved the problem pages of magazines then head over to James.
If you think it’s fun to read other peoples post then 1 and 2 Timothy will be perfect for you.
If adventure is your thing then you will love Exodus.
If you are into rules and law then check out Leviticus.
If stories set in the future float your boat then go to the back of the bible and read Revelation.
If poetry is more your thing then stick your finger in the middle of the bible (and slightly to the left) and pick up to Psalms.
If you prefer your poetry to be more emotional and angst filled then Ecclesiastes is the book for you.
If you just love family history then start at the beginning with Genesis.
If you enjoy underdog stories then 1 Samuel will be right up your street.
If you want little nuggets of wisdom then look into Proverbs.
If you like intense, edge of your seat, danger and suspence, then Daniel will be sure to thrill.
Finally if you want to read something life changing then the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) really are the thing for you.
The bible is an amazing book, there really is something for everyone. I guess God made us all different, so made His book just as diverse!
If you have more to add to the list feel free to share them in the comments section.