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The Bible is one unified story, but it can't all be read in the same way.

The How to Read the Bible series walks through each literary style found in the Bible, explaining how each style uniquely contributes to the overall storyline.

Overview: 1 & 2 Chronicles

Watch our Read Scripture video on the books of 1 & 2 Chronicles, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 & 2 Chronicles, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 & 2 Chronicles
Watch our Read Scripture video on the books of 1 & 2 Chronicles, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 & 2 Chronicles, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 & 2 Kings

Watch our Read Scripture video on the books of 1 & 2 Kings (originally one scroll), which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 & 2 Kings, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 & 2 Kings
Watch our Read Scripture video on the books of 1 & 2 Kings (originally one scroll), which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 & 2 Kings, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 Corinthians

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Corinthians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Corinthians, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Corinthians
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Corinthians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Corinthians, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 Samuel

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Samuel, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Samuel
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Samuel, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

The Bible isn't a textbook. It's a narrative, beautiful poetry, historical accounts, and more. So how should we read it?

The Bible can be broken into several categories of writing. Approximately 43% of the Bible is made up of narrative, from historical narrative to parables. Roughly 33% of the Bible is poetry, including songs, reflective poetry, and the passionate, politically-resistant poetry of the prophets. The remaining 24% of the Bible is prose discourse, including laws, sermons, letters, and even one essay.

The Bible is an ancient Jewish collection of sacred literature made up of many different literary styles. Each biblical book uses, to a varying degree, a combination of all the literary styles to make its unique contribution to the story of the Bible.

Overview: 1 Peter

Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Peter, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Peter
Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Peter, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 Samuel

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Samuel, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Samuel
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of 1 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of 1 Samuel, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 Thessalonians

Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Thessalonians, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Thessalonians
Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Thessalonians, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: 1 Timothy

Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Timothy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Timothy, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 1 Timothy
Watch our Read Scripture video on 1 Timothy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 1 Timothy, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

This series should help you understand what the Bible is and the overall storyline.

Overview: 2 Timothy

Watch our Read Scripture video on 2 Timothy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 2 Timothy, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: 2 Timothy
Watch our Read Scripture video on 2 Timothy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 2 Timothy, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

Overview: Jonah

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jonah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of Jonah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework. Video Details
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Overview: Jonah
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jonah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of Jonah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework.

Job

How do you trust God even when life isn’t fair and you suffer for no good reason? Job’s story invites us to consider what it means that God runs the world by wisdom, and how this truth can bring peace in dark times. Job is the last of the three books that explore these themes of biblical wisdom. Video Details
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Job
How do you trust God even when life isn’t fair and you suffer for no good reason? Job’s story invites us to consider what it means that God runs the world by wisdom, and how this truth can bring peace in dark times. Job is the last of the three books that explore these themes of biblical wisdom.

Who is God, and who are we? And what is the big, redemptive story that we are all living?

This series should help you understand what the Bible is and the story it's telling. But, perhaps even more importantly, it will teach you how to read the various literary styles that make each section of the Bible unique.

By the end of this series, you will be familiar with every part of the Bible and how it uses language to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living.

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