Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Summarized Bible

These Bible book summaries are a free and easy way to quickly read the story of the Bible at a chapter-by-chapter level without the drudgery of many excessive details.

For your convenience, links are provided at the beginning of each chapter summary for the full text of the chapter at Bible Gateway (BG) and The Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

The Old Testament
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
The New Testament
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
I will update this post each time I post a new book summary. That way this post will collect the entire Bible summary. Psalms and Proverbs will not be included because they are not narrative books.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for this website. I am planning to summarize the epistles chapter by chapter with complimenting pictures.
    Bless you for your work! This will help many!
    Lorry

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  2. You are very welcome Lorry! I keep finding typos and other errors in my summaries. If you find any too, please do not hesitate to contact me at onemanstruth@yahoo.com, and I will correct it as soon as I can.

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hi there, wondering whether you have a PDF document with all the summaries completed on one page at all? Really helpful and I think that as Christians we should know where things are in the bible a lot more.

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  4. Hi Sheldon, and thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry, but at this time I do not have a PDF version. :-(

    There are a few programs out there where you can download entire websites. I use WinHTTrack myself. I think it works a little better to navigate with a saved web page than a PDF, myself. But I'll put a PDF on my "to do" list. :-)

    Also, please let me know if you find typos. I know they're in there! ;-)

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  5. I really like this site you have made ! it is a wonderful thing and i hope you keep it up !

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  6. This site was a great help to me and i enjoy reading your summaries. Keep it up !

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  7. I am glad you are finding it useful, Art! (Sorry about the comment moderation, but there has been a lot of spam lately.)

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  8. Hey TWF, this is turning into a really robust piece of work!
    I'd love to adapt your short summaries for use in www.StepBible.com (free Bible tools for the Disadvantaged World). They would help people quickly find the chapter they are looking for.
    I'd have to do some re-writing because ideally we want a summary for each chapter, but I'd do that respectfully.
    Would you let us use your work in this way?

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  9. Hello, David IB. You are absolutely welcome to use my summaries in that way. The earlier summaries (the first few books) may have some more work for you to touch up, as I was a little more rough back then. :-) And the you may find that the summaries of the Prophets are a little longer at times than you'd like, because I tried to be sure to capture all of the important prophetic details. However, I think you'll find that the content fidelity is very close to the full text. Enjoy, and please let me know if there is anything unclear, or if you find typos along the way.

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