T.C. Robinson noted on his blog that he loves the Book of Acts but that the Epistle to the Romans is his favorite. These are my thoughts exactly! I think Acts is amazing, but Romans may have saved my life. So Romans is my favorite book in all of the canon with Acts following up close behind.
What is your favorite book of the Bible? Why?
Not to be all unoriginal, but I would say either Romans or Philippians would be my favorite. Both have been formative in my theology and understanding of ministry. Add 1 Corinthians to that, too!
I’ve drawn a lot over the years from all of the Pauline writing, but my absolute favorite book is probably Hebrews. For me, Hebrews unlocks the Old Testament, places Christ into the OT redemption model, and helps clarify the New Testament. For me, it might be the most inclusive of all the books. – http://blt.posterous.com/hebrews
It’s a tossup between John’s Gospel or Mark’s. If forced to choose I’ll go with John.
To all: Paul’s Letter to the Romans is the greatest that have ever been written (forget about the textual issues at the end) 😀
Brian L, yeah, Romans 3:21-5:1 allows me to sleep at night, for my soteriology rests solid on that portion.
Brad: Hebrews is great too. The Greek text is actually written at a high literary level.
From Facebook I received these responses:
I personally like the Psalms. It’s definitely the most poetic book and has beautiful imagery. I love the “Wither shall I go from thy spirit? or Whither shall I flee from thy presence?” passage in Psalm 139 and the “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” passage in Psalm 8.
More than anything, David’s total honesty with God in the Psalms lets me know that it’s okay to question Him and of the catharsis one experiences when you lay bare your soul to Him.
I can see Chantell on that … when I was in rehab, reading Psalms really helped to get me back on my feet.
The Gospel of Luke is where I first encountered the nonviolent, Spirit-led, liberating Jesus. So, it’s my favorite, but Mark is a close 2nd.
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