In a couple of posts, I’ve discussed the importance of reading the Bible. Which later God led me to further explore and start a series of summaries of the books of the Bible. On this page, you can find all sorts of posts I’ve written and the ongoing Bible Summaries.
Post| New Series Coming | Introduction To The Bible– how God led me my heart to start writing summaries of the books of the Bible.
How to Study & Apply The Bible
- Part. 1- Bible Summary
- Part. 2-Prayer Before Reading
- Part. 3- Learning Scripture
- Part. 4- Applying Scripture Directly To Our Life
I hope to encourage everyone that it is possible to understand the Bible, its history, its people, and above all God’s plan and purpose. You just have to start.
Post | Why You Need To Read The Bible – the importance of Bible study is covered, and how it affects us as a Christian.
- Interested Into Biblical Topics Like Salvation, End Of Times, Sin, Baptism – See This Page Believer Handbook
Tip: Especially for the Old Testament, it is helpful to read the books in order. God’s people have a lot of ups and down. When they fail to follow God there are times they are in captivity because of their sin and disobedience. It can be confusing when reading back and forth in the Old Testament.
Tip: If you can, try to have a notebook handy to jot down thoughts, summaries of your own, and favorite scriptures as you read your Bible.
All books of the Bible (with multiple parts) have a review timeline at the end of each summary.
READING IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER? – If you would like to read the timeline of the Bible in order, I highly recommend you check out this website that takes great detail in what to read in what parts of each book to go in order. The Bible In Chronological Order
Or Bible Hub has the Old Testament and New Testament Timelines into two parts separately. I noticed other the source did not list Matthew 26, so I recommend comparison to make sure you are covering all chapters of every book.
Old Testament Timeline
New Testament Timeline
Books Of Israel’s Beginnings (Genesis – Deuteronomy)
- Genesis (1) Pt. 1 | Creation – Isaac & Rachel Ch. 1- 25
- Genesis (1) Pt. 2 | Esau & Jacob – Joseph (End) Ch. 25-End
- Exodus (2) Pt. 1 | Aftermath of Famine – Crossing Red Sea Ch. 1 – 15
- Exodus (2) Pt. 2 | Mana – Rules For Tabernacle Ch. 15-31
- Exodus (2) Pt. 3 | Golden Calf – End Ch. 32- end
- Leviticus (3) Pt. 1 | Offerings Ch. 1 -Childbirth Ch. 12
- Leviticus (3) Pt. 2 | Body Cleanliness Ch. 15 – Festivals- God’s Promise (End)
- Numbers (4) Pt. 1 | Introduction – Ch. 10 Leaving Mt. Sinai
- Numbers (4) Pt. 2 | Ch. 11 Kill Me, Lord – Ch. 14 Can’t Enter
- Numbers (4) Pt. 3 | Offerings – Balaam The Prophet (Ch.15-24)
- Numbers (4) Pt. 4 | Harlotry To Baal- End (Ch. 25-36)
- Deuteronomy (5) Pt. 1 | Review, Kings Can’t Have Multiple Wives? (Ch. 1-22)
- Deuteronomy (5) Pt. 2 | Laws, Moses Dies (Ch. 23- End)
Historical Books (Joshua – Esther)
- Joshua (6) | Begin The Promise Land Journey (Ch. 1-6)
- Joshua (6) Pt. 2 | Sun Stands Still – God FulFills His Promise (Ch.7-End)
- Judges (7) Pt. 1 | Wickedness – A Woman Is Called As A Judge (Ch.1-5)
- Judges (7) Pt. 2 | Gideon – Death of Gideon (Ch.6-8)
- Judges (7) Pt. 3 | Abimelech – Jephthah’s Sacrifice (Ch.9-12)
- Judges (7) Pt. 4 | Life Of Samson (Ch.13-16)
- Judges (7) Pt. 5 | Micah’s Carved Image – Fall Of Bejamintes (Ch.17-End)
- 1 Samuel (9) Pt. 1 | Hannah’s Vow- Samuel’s Prophecy (Ch.1-3)
- 1 Samuel (9) Pt. 2 | Ark Capture – Israel Wants A King (Ch.4-Ch.8)
- 1 Samuel Pt. 3 | Saul Anointed – Saul Disobeying (Ch. 9-13)
- 1 Samuel Pt. 4 | Don’t Eat The Honey! – David Defeats Goliath (Ch.14-17)
- 1 Samuel Pt. 5 | David Becomes Saul’s Enemy (Ch. 18-23)
- 1 Samuel Pt. 6 | David Spares Saul (Ch.24-27)
- 1 Samuel Pt. 7 | Consulting A Medium & Death Of Saul (Ch.28-End)
- (Ch. 1-5)– David Anointed & Becoming King Over Israel
- (Ch. 6-7) Fearing The Ark, David’s Exposing Dance & God’s Promise
- (Ch. 8-9) Half Cut Beards, You Feel A Breeze & Jonathan’s Son
- (Ch.10-11) David Falls Into Adultery & Murder
- (Ch. 12-12:15) David’s Hypocrisy & Confession
- (Ch. 12:16-End of 12) David’s Child Dies
- (Ch. 13 – 13:22) Rape Of Tamar
- (Ch. 13:23-End of 13) Wanted For Murder: Absalom
- (Ch. 14) Sometimes You Have To Burn Someone’s Field For Attention
- (Ch. 15) Treason & David’s Escape
- (Ch. 16-17) Cursed & Hiding In A Well
- (Ch. 18-19:08) Absalom’s Death & David’s Disgrace To His Servants
- (Ch. 19:09-End of 19) Argument Between Men Of Israel And Judah
- (Ch. 20) Head Thrown Over The Wall
- (Ch. 21) 7 Of Saul’s Sons Are Hanged & More Giants?
- (Ch. 22) David’s Song Of Praise & Coming Of Christ?
- (Ch. 23-24 END) David’s Last Words, Warriors & Death Angel
-posts yet to be written for Old Testament (I have some for New)
Poetry Books (Job – Songs Of Solomon)
(Ch. 1) – Desperately Seek Wisdom
Five Major Prophets (Isaiah – Daniel)
12 Minor Prophets (Hosea – Malachi)
The Gospels (Matthew – John)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
- (Overall of books & how Gospel will be covered) Introduction To Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
- (Luke 1:01-38) Gabriel Is Sent With Announcements
- (Luke 1:39-End of Ch.1) John The Baptist Is Born & His Father Speaks
- (Matthew Ch.1, Luke Ch. 2:01-20) Christ Is Born
- (Luke 2:21-38) Many People Witness The Christ Child
- (Matthew 2, Luke 2:39-40) Wise Men & Fleeing To Egypt (Timeline Confusion?)
- (Luke 2:21- End Of Ch.2) –Young Christ Astounds Many
- (John 1:01-18) – Christ Is God, Word Became Flesh, Purpose of John
- (Matthew 3:01-12, Mark 1:01-08, Luke 3:01-20, John 1:19-28) –John Preached Baptism of Repentance
- (Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:09-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:29-34) – Christ’s Baptism, John Is Sent To Prison
- (Matthew 4:01-06, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:01-04) – Was Christ Tempted For Forty Days Or Fasting For Forty Days?
- (Matthew, 4:07-11 Mark 1:13, and Luke 4:05-13) – Satan Claimed He Had “Authority”
- (Matthew 4:12-22, Mark 1:14-20, Luke 3:23, 4:14-15, 5:01-11, John 1:35-51) First Four Disciples Or Four Fishermen?
- (Matthew 5:01-16) – Beatitudes & Salt
History Of The Christian Church (Acts)
Pauline Epistles (Romans – Philemon)
Epistle To Jewish Christians (Hebrews)
Seven Letters To Christians (James – Revelations)
- (Updated 08/01/2019)