It’s easier to devour the Gospels, apply the Epistles, and linger in the Psalms than to dig into unfamiliar biblical books. Yet Augustine said, “The New Testament lies hidden in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New Testament.”

A benefit of studying all of scripture is seeing the faithful hand of God throughout Israel’s history, and the need for the promised Savior. Jesus said all scripture bears witness of Him (John 5:39; Luke 24:27).

Some people have never read the Bible cover-to-cover. It’s hard to quote something that’s never been read! Unfamiliar books include nuggets of truth for insight, growth, and change. Here are nine suggestions from the Old Testament and one from the New.

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