I recently was given a copy of the International Bible Society's The Books of the Bible. It is a pretty impressive work that removes the chapter and verse from the various books (while keeping the books unique and separate) and then locates them in their appropriate genre and era. In other words, it doesn't follow the traditional format of the Bible. (note the list below) One other unique addition is that the text puts the book and passages in their appopriate literary format. If the text is a narrative the format of the text is in paragraph form. If the text is poetry it is in stanza format. Pretty interesting way to approach the text. There is just one column per page and no notes in the text. Finally, the translation used is the TNIV which makes for a more contemporarily worded group. For more info check: http://www.thebooksofthebible.info/main.php So what do you think? Is it a resource you'd enjoy? I like it but am also interested in other input. The structure of the books is this: (a book-book means they view it as one complete text) The First Testament (they don't call it old) Books of Covenant History Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth Samuel - Kings Books of the Prophets Jonah Amos Hosea Micah Isaiah Zephaniah Nahum Habakkuk Jeremiah Obadiah Ezekiel Haggai Zechariah Joel Malachi The Books of the writings Psalms Lamentations Song of Songs Provbers Ecclesiastes Job Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Esther Daniel The New Testament Luke-Acts 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Romans Colossians Ephesians Philemon Philippians 1 Timothy Titus 2 Timothy Matthew 1 Peter 2 Peter Jude John 1 John 2 John 3 John Revelation Anyhoo, thought is would be interesting!