By the Book

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Graeme Wilson in Victory Call

Unrecognizable woman holding a bible in her hands and praying
Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Romans 11:34
The Bible is a miracle of literature.  Think about it: it is packed with numerous characters, abundant accounts of events, a vast timeline, the list goes on. Typically, when we pick up a book to read, it’s on a singular topic. Our Bibles are full of so many topics, books within a Book, really. Let’s take a look at just some of these books God has included in His Word.

The Bible is a:

Field manual

Medical manual

Law review

History textbook

Military manual

Archeological textbook

Dietetary manual

Astronomy guidebook

Civics textbook

Business manual

Ethics manual

Employee handbook

Poetry book


Counseling manual

Science textbook

Cultural textbook

Spiritual Exercise manual

And…a Treasure Map!

The NLT translates John 1:1 like this: In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. This short list is just a glimpse into the awesome, breathtaking, endless, eternal, infinite God who tells us that our names are written on the palm of His Hand. Who can know the mind of this marvelous Creator, Savior, King…Jehovah God?
Carol Tirondola
Carol Tirondola is on staff with the Partner Care team at America’s Keswick. She and her best friend, Mario, have been married for 35 years. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law that they call their “BFFs”. They also have 7 precious gems called grandchildren. Her family has savored many memories of the heart made at Keswick over the last 35+ years and she is thrilled to now be serving on staff!

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