Thursday, January 6, 2011

1Chronicles through Job

So far so good. The cat, Missy, decided that it was a good thing too. She rather likes a snuggly cuddle and was cosy company while I was reading 1 Chronicles.


There was a lot of recapping fom Kings and a lot of lists of names. If you're expecting a child and want a solid Bible name - Chronicles are the books for you.

I totally recommend reading Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in succession and in the one day. Doesn't take too long. 2 hours tops. I broke it up with cups of tea and with chocolate, washing up, and cooking and eating dinner. Reading those three books together helps put the "returning from captivity" stuff into perspective and context.

Job was one of the first books I read after I became aware of my salvation. I think I read it in one or two sittings. I remember talking it over with a couple of good friends. Gladly they had given me a Johnny Mac Study Bible so my brains didn't go too mushy from confusion.

Whoever said the Bible was boring was either bereft of intellect or a child of perniciousness. There are so many adventures, and battles, and amazing things in the Bible. Take, for instance, when the sun stood still in Joshua, and what about a Giant with 12 fingers and 12 toes [beats vampires hands down (pun intended)]? What about a global flood?! There are movies about global catastrophes but have they come close? What about a chase with over a million people escaping from their captors? The goodies get across a sea that parts, and the baddies end up like bugs in a sodden bug catcher, in the hands of an 8 year old boy. That totally beats the Hollywood generic car chase! Don't forget the people who tried to build a tower to the heavens - epic fail!

I'm only 18 books in - 48 to go!


  1. Whew, that was great! You're too funny Patience -
    Oh, and I got a Johnny Mac Study Bible for Christmas and I just LOVE it!

    I'm plugging through Genesis 2-3 chapters at a time. Lot's wife just got turned into a pillar of salt while Sodom and Gomorrah got a fire and brimstone shower. Yeah, Hollywood, eat your heart out.

  2. Hehehe thanks Diane!
    I was nearly going to mention Lot's wife - my comment was a bit sexist and I decided I didn't need to cause any more scandal than I already have.

    Johnny Mac is great. I have the NKJV, and as much as I love it, I still covert the NASB and ESV. One day I hope to have my own mini library with his full commentary.

  3. (that "and Haggai" referred to reading Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther in the one sitting).