Favorites from the Book of all Books: God’s Word

It’s always fun to talk books. Fun to share what we’re currently reading, fun to tell what our favorites are, and fun to pick up some great recommendations for future reads. Today let’s talk about the Book of all books—the Bible, also known as the Word of God.

As I tell the little ones in my nursery-age Sunday School class, the Bible is a special book. In fact, it’s the most treasured book I own, as well as my absolute all-time favorite to read. When it comes to other books, even the ones I fall in love with or am blown away by, none stay as close to my heart as the Bible. After I read others, I put them on a shelf and only think of them occasionally. I might pick them up again and reread them years later, but they don’t impact my life every day.

Not so with my Bible. I read it daily. I even try to memorize verses I especially need or love. Not only is the Word of God “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16) in my life, it breathes fresh life into me like nothing else can do. It comforts me, guides me, encourages me, and gives me truth I can offer to other thirsty souls. To put it like the Bible itself does, “the word of God is living and active . . .” (Hebrews 4:12)

I’m sure the Bible is life-changing and precious to many of you as well. So today let’s share some of our “favorites” from it. What’s your favorite book within the Bible? Favorite story? Favorite verse? I hope you’ll take time to leave a comment and answer any or all of the questions. It’ll be fun to hear what’s especially meaningful to others, won’t it?

I think my favorite book has to be Psalms—maybe because I love poetic writing and music, but it’s also so full of refreshment and encouragement. My favorite story is the Christmas story. For me, it’s just hard to top the angel’s announcement of a Savior born to us all. And favorite verse? That’s a hard one. So many mean so much to me. But one I come back to time and again is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV)

Okay, it’s your turn. Tell us your favorites from the Book of all books!

“They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.” Deuteronomy 32:47 NIV

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  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Wow, picking a favorite part of the Bible is hard for me…. hmmm. I like seeing how all the history ties together in the epic story throughout the centuries of God’s rescues, his plan for Jesus to come, his whole plan that points out how a perfect sacrificial death was needed, and how he fulfilled that. I like seeing how we fit into history and his story, and looking forward to him coming back.

    Have you ever taken the Cover to Cover Bible survey class? It’s so exciting! It takes readers through the whole Bible in a year, showing the grand picture and the unity of the Bible. It’s very exciting!

    Jennifer Dougan

    • Hi Jennifer, thanks for sharing! No, I’ve never taken the Cover to Cover Bible survey class. I haven’t heard of it before, but it sounds really interesting. I’m not very good at remembering many of the historical details the Bible encompasses so I’m sure a class like this would be very helpful.

      So good to hear from you! Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Connie cox says

    Hi Cheryl,
    Thank you for showing a picture of Psalm 63.
    I read your post to my husband, David. That lead us both to read Psalm 63 in two separate versions which in turn lead us to more sharing together!

    Thank you for sharing Jesus.


    • Connie, you’re welcome! And I loved how reading this post led you and your husband to share in the Word together. Wonderful! And what a blessing to hear — thanks so much for sharing. You’ve encouraged and blessed me!

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