Ever wondered what each book in the Bible is about?
the Books of the Bible makes it easy to know why each book is
important... here are some simple descriptions of each book in the
39 Books of the Old Testament
The 5 Law books of the bible
speaks of beginnings. A book about
describes the history of the Israelites leaving Egypt after slavery. God reveals how He is to be worshiped.
is a manual of regulations enabling
the king to set up his earthly throne among the people of his
tells the story of Israel's journey from Mount Sinai to the plains of
Moab on the border of Canaan. Shows the murmuring and
rebellion of God's people and their judgment.
Deuteronomy reminds God's people about
The 12 History books of the Old Testament
- After years of slavery in Egypt and 40 years in the desert, the
Israelites were finally allowed to enter the promised land.
Judges records the life of Israel in the Promised Land. And how God raised up
leaders (judges) to restore the peace to the land.
Ruth presents the account of faith and piety in the period of the judges showing the fall and
restoration of Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth.
records the political system in Israel headed by a
human king, and
the tragedy of its first king, Saul.
2 Samuel - Under David's
rule, GOD causes the nation to prosper, defeat its enemies, and the fulfillment of His promises.
Kings reveals God's
involvement through the prophets. After David, Solomon then how each king in Israel and Judah
answered God's call.
Kings shows the historical account of Judah and Israel. The
kings of are judged by their obedience to the
covenant with God. Both nations are exiled for
1 Chronicles addresses the needs of the exiled community to be restored.
2 Chronicles continues on Israel's history of seeking restoration of those who had returned from exile.
Ezra records how God's covenant people were restored from
Babylonian exile to the covenant land as a theocratic (kingdom of God)
Nehemiah chronicles the return of this
"cupbearer to the king" and the challenges they
faced in their restored homeland.
historical account of a Jewish girl who becomes queen of Persia
and saves her people from destruction.
The 5 Poetry books of the bible
Job relates the account of a
righteous man who suffers through some terrible circumstances.
Psalms are songs and poems representing centuries of
praises and prayers to God. David being the center stage personality.
are a fantastic collection of sayings and spiritual insights that
provide word-pictures and simple guidance for all human behavior and
attitudes and thought -life patterns that will yield rewarding results.
Ecclesiastes puts the power of wisdom to work in examining the
human experience. His perspective is
limited to what happens "under the sun."
Song of Solomon is a collection of inspired words uniquely expressing love as exquisite charm and beauty.
The 5 Major Prophet books of the bible
is a great writing prophet who unveils
interesting dimensions of God's judgment and salvation.
Jeremiah had a great prophetic ministry. His
personal life and struggles are revealed to us in greater depth and detail.
Lamentations are poetic and powerful laments over the
destruction of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel teaches God's sovereignty and control over all creation and throughout history.
writes of events in the life of Daniel during
The 12 Minor Prophets books of the bible
Hosea lived during the tragic final days of the
northern kingdom and reveals God's faithfulness to unfaithful Israel.
Joel warns the people of God's judgment, restoration and blessing that comes through repentance.
Amos prophesies during the reigns of Uzziah and Jeroboam.
Obadiah warns the people of Edom about impending judgment coming upon them.
is the account of
Jonah's call to the city of Nineveh, how he resisted, was imprisoned
in a great fish, and the outcome.
Micah predicted the fall of Samaria, and desolation of Judah.
Nahum tells of the GOD's judgment on Nineveh for her
oppression, cruelty, idolatry, and wickedness.
Habakkuk pens a conversation between himself and GOD concerning injustice and suffering.
Zephaniah announces to Judah God's approaching judgment.
Haggai shows the consequences of
disobedience. When the people esteem God and his house, they
Zechariah sought to encourage and motivate the completing and rebuilding of the temple.
Malachi trumps the message that GOD will come not only to judge His people,
but also to bless and restore them.
27 Books of the New Testament
The 4 Gospel books of the bible
Matthew shows how Jesus in his life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament
Mark shares the good news about the life of Jesus Christ.
Luke was written to strengthen the faith of all
believers and that Gentiles have a place
in God's kingdom.
John zeros in on the fact - "that you may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have
life in His name."
The 1 History book of the New Testament
Acts provides a second volume to Luke's gospel, by joining what Jesus "began to do
and to teach" as told in the gospels with what he continued to do and
teach through the apostles' preaching and the establishment of the
The 14 Pauline Epistle books of the bible
Romans lays out GOD's plan of salvation and righteousness for any individual, Jew and
1 Corinthians exposes the problems of Christian conduct in the church and how to deal with them.
2 Corinthians expresses how Paul felt
Corinthians responded favorably to his letter; to tell about the trouble
he went through in Asia, and explains the joys, sufferings and rewards
lays out the essential New
Testament truth that people are justified by faith in Jesus Christ, and that sanctification is not by
legalistic works but by the obedience that comes from faith in God's
work for them.
Ephesians - Paul teaches believers to understand GOD's eternal purpose and the grace God has
for His church.
Philippians. Are encouraged to stand firm in the face of persecution and to rejoice
regardless of circumstances in a spirit of humility and
Colossians. Paul writes of Christ as
the very image of God, as the creator; the sustainer of all things;
the head of the church; the fullness of God in bodily form; and the
1 Thessalonians says much about the doctrine of last things.
2 Thessalonians writes to encourage
persecuted believers. Paul also refers to the Lord's return, and exhorts
believers to be steadfast and to work for a living.
1 Timothy Paul's instructions to Timothy to care for
the church at Ephesus while he went to Macedonia.
2 Timothy Paul admonishes Timothy to guard the gospel,
to persevere in it, to keep preaching, and, if required, to
suffer for the gospel.
Titus Paul gives Titus his personal authorization and guidance in
meeting opposition, instructions about faith and conduct, and warns
about false teachers.
Philemon Paul writes of Philemon's willing acceptance of the runaway slave Onesimus.
Hebrews reveals Jesus
Christ as the mediator of God's grace.
The 7 General Epistles books of the bible
James a wonderfully practical book on vital information concerning good
deeds, faith similar to Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.
1 Peter Peter shares various doctrines, of
suffering, persecution, glory, hope, and courage, as it relates to the grace of
2 Peter shows how to
deal with persecution from outside the church; how to deal with false teachers and evildoers in the church.
1 John exposes false teachers and gives believers
assurance of salvation.
John was written urging discernment in supporting traveling teachers
3 John A letter commending Gaius for supporting the teachers and,
indirectly, to warn Diotrephes.
Jude warns about certain immoral men circulating
among them who were perverting the grace of God.
The 1 Prophecy book of the bible
Revelation informs the church of the final showdown between
God and Satan. That Satan will increase his persecution of
believers, but they must stand fast, even to death. They are sealed
against any spiritual harm and will be vindicated when Christ
returns, the wicked are forever destroyed, and GOD's people
enter an eternity of glory and blessedness.