Could use some feedback here

I originally was going to put this up on facebook only, but decided to move it here because I want to put it out in all the forums I have godly friends in.

In my limited experience, I’ve never seen a novel adaptation of the Bible. I’ve seen plays, and movies, andBible portions of the Bible turned into historical fiction, but I’ve never heard of anyone taking the Bible, and going from Genesis to Revelation in story form.
The thought that drives me is this, when I read the Bible in order, the story is slightly out of order, and often whole books written for teaching and historical background, are easy to get bogged down in. I’ve found that reading the gospels side by side can give you a whole new picture of Jesus’ ministry…so imagine if the whole Bible were placed rearranged into a story. I’d put portions of the Psalms in Kings, mix in the apostolic letters with acts, combine the gospels. It’d be tough, but it could be done.
Obviously, there are a hundred ways to do it wrong. But imagine if it were done well! Would that be something you wanted to read, or does it strike you as sacrilege, and what pitfalls do you see for this project?

3 thoughts on “Could use some feedback here

  1. Mark Gedeon

    There are chronological Bibles. I suppose you could save a lot of work. Take The Living Bible and rearrange it following the a chronological Bible arrangement. I like The Gospel According to Peanuts myself. 🙂

  2. Bryan Entzminger

    I read through a yearly Bible that did this kind of thing a couple years ago. Not exactly the same – it focused on the stories and the best historical timing they could come up with. I don’t recall whether Psalms were mixed in the books of history or not. Kings and Chronicles were combined and somewhat interspersed with the prophets. I think the Gospels were combined as well.


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