I love reading the bible, but sometimes it can be hard to know what book to read next. I mean there are just so many of them, where do you start!
That’s why I thought I would come up with a quick guide to help you choose which book to read next, based on your other interests.
A Quick and Easy Guide to Choosing which Book of the Bible to Read Next
If sweet romantic stories tickle your fancy you will love reading Ruth, curled up on the sofa with a bar of dairy milk!
If you are always watching home improvement programmes like Grand Designs then be sure to read Nehemiah.
If you enjoy a bit of gore and violence then pick up the book of Judges.
If you like stories with a strong female lead then go ahead and read Esther.
If you always loved the problem pages of magazines then head over to James.
If you think it’s fun to read other peoples mail then 1 and 2 Timothy will be perfect for you.
If adventure is your thing then you will love Exodus.
If you are into rules and law then check out Leviticus.
If stories set in the future float your boat then go to the back of the bible and read Revelation.
If poetry is more your thing then stick your finger in the middle of the bible (and slightly to the left) and pick up to Psalms.
If you prefer your poetry to be more emotional and angst filled then Ecclesiastes is the book for you.
If you just love family history then start at the beginning with Genesis.
If you enjoy underdog stories then 1 Samuel will be right up your street.
If you want little nuggets of wisdom then look into Proverbs.
If you like intense, edge of your seat, danger and suspence, then Daniel will be sure to thrill.
Finally if you want to read something life changing then the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) really are the thing for you.
The bible is an amazing book, there really is something for everyone. I guess God made us all different, so made His book just as diverse!
If you have more to add to the list feel free to share them in the comments section.
PS. Now you have chosen which book to read, check out this post: How to Read the Bible and Enjoy it!