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Favorite Bible Book
« on: April 29, 2008, 08:18:12 AM »
Once again, I have been rereading selected sections of the Bible and I have found that I really enjoy reading Isaiah. I'm not sure if this topics  has been done before but if not what is your favorite book of the Bible and why. Reading Isaiah I have found that I love the way many chapters parallel the Gospels of the New Testament. I also find the chapter 6 where Isaiah first encounters the Lord to be a spiritually uplifting recounting of a Heavenly encounter. The oracles of the nations also appeal to me especially the oracle concerning Babylon in chapters 13 and 14.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 09:05:02 AM »
Isaiah is a favorite.  It is a reaffirmation of the Lord. 

Matthews is my favorite in the New Testament.   What a wonderful story to tell!

Psalms will always be THE favorite.  It is full of wisdom and good advice.  To me, Psalms is the highlight of the Old Testament.

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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 09:16:13 AM »
Isaiah is a favorite.  It is a reaffirmation of the Lord. 

Matthews is my favorite in the New Testament.   What a wonderful story to tell!

Psalms will always be THE favorite.  It is full of wisdom and good advice.  To me, Psalms is the highlight of the Old Testament.

I love Psalms too. There is just something fulfilling when you read them. It's hard to explain but they make me feel good. As for the New Testament, I've taken a real shine to the Gospel of John. The way it is written is almost like poetry, especially the first chapter and the message of Christ is so well defined and presented.
Man’s greatness is so obvious that it can even be deduced from his wretchedness, for what is nature in animals we call wretchedness in man, thus recognizing that, if his nature is today like that of the animals, he must have fallen from some better state which was once his own.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 09:57:20 AM »
Esdras, of course.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 10:04:00 AM »
Man’s greatness is so obvious that it can even be deduced from his wretchedness, for what is nature in animals we call wretchedness in man, thus recognizing that, if his nature is today like that of the animals, he must have fallen from some better state which was once his own.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 05:52:06 PM »
I like John and Matthew in the New Testament, and Psalms of course in the Old.  Ruth and Esther are favs, too.

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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 05:54:05 PM »
I like John and Matthew in the New Testament, and Psalms of course in the Old.  Ruth and Esther are favs, too.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 05:57:59 PM »
The Chronicles (Old Testament) and Acts (New Testament) are my favorites to delve into.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 11:08:56 PM »
Proverbs and Acts.....although  I do like to get into Genesis ...mostly because I just like delving into history.

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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 08:07:55 PM »
Anything in the Old Testament because God is angry and vengeful. The way that God should be.  :evillaugh: :-)
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 08:38:25 PM »
Anything in the Old Testament because God is angry and vengeful. The way that God should be.  :evillaugh: :-)

God definitely had more character in the Old Testament days... not necessarily good character, but more.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 08:42:27 PM »
Oh, I dunno.

Anything in the Bible that expresses Hope, which is damned near all the whole Bible.

Too bad some, uh, skeptics, here don't know anything about Hope.
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Re: Favorite Bible Book
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008, 07:52:13 PM »
Not a book but a verse.

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