The following little essay names several of the Books of the Bible. Some names are split—some are parts of other words. One is underlined as an example for you! Enjoy. The last person toget all of the answers was parishioner Virginia Storm—16 years ago.
“A worldly speaker once made a few unspiritual remarks about hidden books of the Bible to be found in a series of short paragraphs. This lulu kept some people looking intensely for facts and more clear revelation. Many listeners were in a jam, especially since the books were not capitalized, but their enthusiasm produced eternal truths that struck large numbers of readers. It seemed like a hard job at first, to look for these hidden books, but it quickly became a most fascinating opportunity.
‘Yes, there will be some real easy ones to spot, while others will be very difficult to locate. If this causes disagreements among our visitors, it may require judges to finally settle the matter before a mass exodus from these games occurs. We must admit it usually takes a minute or two to find some, and others might take several minutes. This often produces loud lamentations from at least one or two readers.
‘Jane was quick at finding book names. She brews her coffee and then places donuts on the table, so that she can eat and search at the same time. Her older brother Joe is a practical joker, a mimic ahead of his time who thinks looking for book names is too difficult, but he is very wrong, for any old hag gains a level of expertise in just reading these short paragraphs. Joe lets his personality get in the way. He lived in Johnstown for a few years but moved to York after he tripped over a hose, and broke his leg falling into the flower bed. When he tried to learn to play the banjo, "Nah, I'll never get it," was his reply. So, Joe left the big city and came back home. Meanwhile, Jane was dating a guy named Gene who likes to share his talents. Gene's is the personality that more people should have, because he writes poems, essays, proverbs, and adventure stories for her. Love is strong between them. Her younger brother Jud, examines and proofs this literature before it is sent to the publisher, for it's not often that someone cares for your sister like that.
‘Well, this exercise is just about over. It would be interesting to chronicle some of the many things that you have been doing while reading. Did you eat a banana? Hum a tune? Drop a pen? Rejoice in the Lord while licking some candy? Hopefully, you had a good time and found the names of many books of the Bible. “
Deo Gratias, Barbara Harrison