Someone showed me this story and remarked that there are twenty books of the Bible hidden here. He challenged me to find them. Sure enough they're all here. Still this thing is a lulu. Kept me looking so hard for the longest time. Some of you will get bogged down with facts, others are hit by them like they were some kind of revelation or one may get in a jam, especially since the names are not capitalized and often leap the spaces between the words. This makes it a real job to find them, but it'll provide a most fascinating few minutes for you. Yes, there are some really easy ones to spot, but don't get the big head cause truthfully you'll soon figure that it would take more federal judges and preachers numbers of hours to find them all. I will admit that it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and that it is not uncommon for there to be loud lamentations when it is pointed out. One lady says that when she is confronted with puzzles like this, she brews a cup of tea to help her concentrate better, but then this gals a real pro. Verbs, nouns, and all that stuff are her thing. See how well you can compete. relax! If you fail to find them, there's a penalty. You'll have to go fly a kite, sit on a banana, hum the Battle Hymn of the Republic, or hose a dog (a mean one). Get to it!



The Answer

The books of the Bible are underlined. Here they are in order, spelled out properly:

  1. Mark
  2. Luke
  3. Kings
  4. Acts
  5. Revelation
  6. James
  7. Job
  8. Amos
  9. Esther
  10. Ruth
  11. Judges
  12. Preacher (Ecclesiastes)
  13. Numbers
  14. Titus
  15. Lamentations
  16. Hebrews
  17. Proverbs
  18. Peter
  19. Nahum
  20. Hosea