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Readings 82-88 from The Books of the Bible (TBoTB)

We continue with a proposed chronological ordering of the books of the New Testament. This does not follow the ordering of the books in The Books of the Bible™, rather it follows the ordering that I used in my book (God’s EPIC Adventure).

James | 1 & 2 Thessalonians

  • Reading 82: 1687-1691
  • Reading 82: 1507-1510
  • Reading 82: 1513-1515

Thought To Contemplate. James
True religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Thought To Contemplate. 1 & 2 Thessalonians
When facing trouble and you need some vital information for relief, it is an acceptable biblical position to turn to the one or ones that were part of your initial spiritual formation. Don’t fret! Jesus is coming!

1 & 2 Corinthians

  • Reading 83: 1519-1534
  • Reading 84: 1539-1548

Thought To Contemplate 1 & 2 Corinthians
Problems do not go away when we become Christians. However, we do have someone to help us solve them. Financial giving for the support of God’s ministry is based on the model of the self-giving of Jesus not on a legalistic percentage.


  • Reading 85: 1559-1576

Thought To Contemplate
Allow the power of the Holy Spirit to make you into the image of Jesus by following the teaching of Paul in the last chapters of Romans.


  • Reading 86: 1695-1706
  • Reading 87: 1706-1719

Thought To Contemplate
The power of Jesus is still available to convert and change our lives.

Philemon | Colossians | Ephesians | Philippians

  • Reading 88: 1595-1596
  • Reading 88: 1581-1584
  • Reading 88: 1587-1592
  • Reading 88: 1599-1603

Thought To Contemplate. Philemon
Influence your friends toward a decision for Christ instead of condemning them for their social misbehaving.

Thought To Contemplate. Colossians
Be aware of any teaching that devalues the supremacy of Christ.

Thought To Contemplate. Ephesians
The strength of the church determines the strength of the families and other relationships within it.

Thought To Contemplate. Philippians
Find a good mature Christian model and imitate him or her.

Reading Guide

You can read using the following guide and take your readings a bit slower. To read at a 100 day pace, read the page numbers in the 100 Day column. To read at a 200 day pace, read the page numbers in the 200 Day column. To read at a 300 day pace, read the page numbers in the 300 Day column. You create the days of the week you want to read.

The days are color highlighted. As an example, if you are reading at the 100 Day level the first reading in Genesis would be pages 5-22 to read in one day. You read the same amount of text in the 200 Day reading, but your read it on two different days. The 300 Day reading offers pages to read in three days. Of course, the days you choose to read are up to you.

On average, the 100 day column is about forty-five minutes to an hour. The 200 Day column is about thirty minutes. The 300 day column is about fifteen-twenty minutes. Remember, some folks read faster and some folks read slower and the times above are built on an average of about 250-300 words a minute. Of course, this is pure reading time, not reading and stop-to-think time or meditating time, not reading and discussion time, and not reading and sharing in the Comments section below. It is just reading time!

Readings 82-88

100 Days 200 Days 300 Days
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1687-1691; 1507-1510; 1513-1515 1687-1691; 1507-1510 1687-1691
x 1513-1515 1507-1510
x x 1513-1515
1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians
1519-1534 1519-1526 1519-1522
x 1522-1534 1522-1530
x x 1530-1534
2 Corinthians 2 Corinthians 2 Corinthians
1539-1548 1539-1548 1539-1543
x x 1543-1548
Romans Romans Romans
1559-1576 1559-1567 1559-1562
x 1567-1576 1562-1571
x x 1571-1576
Mark Mark Mark
1695-1706 1695-1702 1695-1698
x 1702-1706 1698-1702
x x 1702-1706
1706-1719 1706-1714 1706-1710
x 1714-1719 1710-1714
x x 1714-1719
Philemon | Colossians
Philemon | Colossians
Philemon | Colossians
1595-1496; 1581-1584
1595-1596; 1581-1584 1595-1596
x 1587-1592 1581-1584
x x 1587-1592

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