30 Books in 1 Paragraph

book stack

I have been working on this off and on all morning, and have only found 28 so far. That’s not the end of the story, though… I will find them all! It’s funny… I have done this puzzle before, yet the last few names totally elude me. Anyway… have a little fun with it, and maybe you can do them all in a fraction of the time I do. 😉

Bible Books Puzzle

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
the banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it
she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend
judges the job of solving the 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 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 fund raising event, which featured this
puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record.
The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who
reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever
seen. As Daniel Hummana humbly puts it, “the books are all right
there in plain view hidden from sight.” Those able to find all of
them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown.
One revelation that 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.

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