66 Books and a Challenge
66 Books and a Challenge
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There are 39 books in the Old Testament. Did you know that if you multiply 3x9, you'll have the number of New Testament books? Did you know that the 5 New Testament books that start with the letter "T" are all grouped together? If you think of Ephe as a boy's name, it's easy to remember Galatians-Ephesians-Philippians-Colossians if you remember "Gal meets boy, they flip over each other and then collide into marriage." Tips like these will help you find your way around the Bible Books. The Bible does not need to be intimidating. This book will help you become a Bible Scholar!

My husband and I teach a Sunday School class of 7-9th graders. Great kids. When my husband would ask them to turn to a certain Bible passage, some of them looked at us like we were from outer space. They had no idea what we were talking about. We even supplied Bibles, in case they "forgot" to bring their own or did not own one. Even with a Bible in hand, they still had no idea what was inside. Sometimes my husband would gently remind them of the Table of Contents in the beginning of the Bible. Or, since the classroom Bibles were all the same, he would say, "Does anybody have the page number we want?"

I remember the fun I had years ago when our youth group would have Bible drills. Hold up your Bibles. Repeat the scripture reference. on "Go!", we'd bring our Bibles down to our laps and try to be the first to find the scripture verse. A number of these kids in our class today would not have any fun with a Bible drill. It seems a number of these kids don't know how to navigate their way through the Bible.

I want them to learn about God's Word. I want them to learn to feel at ease with God's Word, and be able to look up its many promises.

Many adults also have the problem of not knowing their way around the Bible. During church services, I've seen adults slam their Bibles on their laps in frustration after unsuccessfully looking for a particular Bible reference.

This book will help you learn the 66 books of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, there are hints and methods that will help you know where all the books are located. (You already knew that Genesis is the first book of the Bible, and that Revelation is the last? You've already knocked the list down from 66 to 64. You're on your way!). Will it be easy? No, probably not. But please don't stop reading! You will be surprised how much easier it will be to find the book you want. And I assure you, it can become easy.

So I present to you a challenge. Can you name all 66 books of the Bible, in order? Maybe you used to know, but can't recall them now. This book will help you. Whether you are learning the books for the first time, or need a refresher, we are going to explore ways to help you know where the books are located. You can do it. Take the challenge! "A Closer Look" is given of each book of the Bible. This is a brief look of the book and is not meant to be a detailed explanation, or all-inclusive. It is my hope that each Look will whet your appetite so you will want to investigate more. Get into God's Word and discover what God is saying to you.

My name is Don and I will be introducing my wife, Betty, and author of 66 Books and a Challenge.

Born and raised in the state of Delaware, Betty received Jesus Christ at an early age. After graduation as an honor student from high school, she pursued a career in nursing through the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, obtaining a certificate in Registered Nursing. Later in her career, she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Clarion University in Pennsylvania and was honored with their Outstanding Student Award.

Throughout her lifetime, Betty served as a nurse and the Lord through church ministries. After retiring from nursing in 2013, Betty began a lifelong dream of writing a book that would assist Bible readers to become more familiar with God's Word.

Today Betty and I have a blended family with three sons and two daughters, and continue to serve the Lord within our church family at Faith Assembly of God, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.


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