A year ago, everyone was presented with a challenge.  You were given a paragraph in which there were 20 Books of the Bible “hidden.”  You did well with that challenge.  Most of you successfully located those 20 “hidden” Bible books.  It’s time for another challenge – look at the paragraph below.  Can you easily see the 30 “hidden” Books of the Bible? 

There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph Can you find them?

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elanie Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That’s a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam. Especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fundraising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, “The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight.” Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations those who have to be shown. One revelation at may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless.

1-Amos 7-Job 13-Romans 19-Daniel 25- Samuel
2-Mark 8-Hebrews 14-Titus 20- Nahum 26-Numbers
3-Luke 9-Esther 15- Matthew 21-Hosea 27-Malachi
4-John 10-Acts 16-Genesis 22-Lamentations 28-Peter
5-Joel 11-James 17-Philemon 23-Revelation 29-Exodus
6-Judges 12-Ruth 18-Chronicles 24-Timothy 30-Kings

You have one month to find the hidden Books of the Bible!!!  The answers will be found in next month’s –  July’s newsletter!!!!!