When it comes to truly understanding the gospel and how the books of the Bible work together in such a significant way, genuine comprehension is so important. Even though there are specific verses that are so meaningful to us as Christians, being able to put them in context is a necessary mark of understanding. These one-page book summaries help reinforce that kind of learning. As the case is when learning any kind of historical event, the audience being spoken to and events surrounding a statement matter!
These printable reference sheets can be used in a variety of ways. I am currently involved in a small group study where we're reading and discussing the book of Mark. When I received these sheets, I printed the page on Mark and took it with me. Most of the information was somewhat familiar to me, but having it in one spot helped steady my perspective and assured us of a steady and accurate understanding of what we read.
Since I am an educator for children, I am also seeing these sheets as a great resource for their learning. Of course, any time we're discussing a book I can print the page out and make it available. There is also the option of printing them all out and keeping them in a binder of some kind. I think it would be fun - and educational - to use them as sort of a quiz game. "What book had this famous verse in it?" or "What is the 6th book of the Old Testament?" It could be a really fun way to reinforce their big picture understanding of Bible.
These would be especially helpful for students (of any age) new to the Bible as an introduction to each book. In our local congregation, we usually study an individual book over the course of a few weeks (depending on how long it is) and providing everyone access to the reference sheet for the chosen book could be a nice addition to everyone's study. The uses are many and the importance of Bible study is so great that a tool like Books of the Bible At-a-Glance should not be overlooked!
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