Understand Any Book of the Bible in Ten Seconds

Have you ever read the entire Bible?

It’s a big book. To read it from start to finish takes about three days without a break. With so much to comprehend, it’s little wonder that literally millions more books have been written to explain and apply it.

“To read the Bible from start to finish takes about three days without a break.”

But in an age saturated by information, it’s no surprise that the most helpful resources are also the simplest. I’ve long thought that a resource should exist that explains every book of the Bible at a glance.

I’ve never found one—so I created one. I trust you’ll find these simple outlines personally useful and great to share with those new to the Christian walk. (Download a printable PDF copy here).

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I’m indebted to Charles R. Swindoll for many of the book structures, and to Jeffrey Kranz for his simple book summaries.


  1. Eric · December 15, 2017

    Nice work. Chapter numbers are wrong for 2 Thes and 1 Tim.


    • kmahlburg · December 15, 2017

      Thanks Eric. Let me know if you find any others!


  2. Eric · December 15, 2017

    Great summary and well laid out. I would have tried to shape in a way that gives more weight to the larger books, but that’s harder to do.


  3. Eric · December 15, 2017

    Romans goes to ch 16. (although the 12-15 fits the description above it and the last chapter & a half are greetings). The three sections down for 2 Thes seems to match chapters 1, 2, 3. 1 Tim could divide 1-3 and 4-6 according to the sections there. The rest have the right number of chapters.


    • kmahlburg · December 19, 2017

      Thanks – I’ve made changes to reflect this 🙂


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