Ever wonder how all of the books of the Bible fit together? Is there more of the story and history of God’s people that you’d like to better understand?
When the Lord originally ignited my desire to know him through his Word, I was driven to learn yet overwhelmed by how much there was to know. Where would I even begin? My mind didn’t easily retain detailed, historical information such as the geography and political history surrounding God’s people. I needed a basic framework of God’s Story so I could more readily comprehend its flow, but I was desperate for extra help to get there.
So I’m sharing with you today the book that really helped me with that:
If you’re wanting a better framework for understanding context when studying the Bible, then I think you’ll appreciate this simple workbook guiding you in the structure of God’s Word. Containing tons of blank spaces, the idea is that you will memorize and retain this information better if you are writing it down repeatedly in lists, and I have to say the repetition and list-making really help!
My only piece of advice? I wish I hadn’t actually written in the book. It’s meant to be written in, but I regret that I didn’t fill in the blanks in a separate journal. It would have been helpful to have a clean book to later use as a refresher or to loan out to friends.
And I’ll share one more. I don’t use this one as a daily-reading Bible, but I pick it up when I’m beginning to study a new book of the Bible. Its chronological order aids in learning where the books I’m studying fit in with others on a timeline, and the introductions at the beginning of each book in this Bible have helped me make those connections. I’m sure there are tons of great chronological Bibles out there (recommendations, anyone?), and I encourage you to get your hands on one!
Check out the rest of the series here: