I found this set of questions at My Own Thoughts some time ago and have been meaning to provide my own answers:
1. Who is your favorite Bible person besides Jesus?
The Apostle Paul. Paul is an astounding writer; he has a way of being intellectual and spiritual at the same time. I am often caught up in Paul’s words and find myself suddenly praising God. More so than with the Psalms, strangely enough.
2. What is your favorite book of the Old Testament?
Jeremiah. His foreshadowing of the Christian walk in Jeremiah 31:33 (”I will put My law within them, and on their heart I shall write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”) has always been especially meaningful to me.
3. What is your least favorite book of the Old Testament?
I guess I’d say one of the Chronicles. Surprisingly, it’s not Leviticus or Deuteronomy. They reveal God as incredibly detail-oriented, and I can relate to that.
4. What is your favorite non-gospel book of the New Testament?
Toss-up between Ephesians and Phillipians, two letters of Paul both chock full of equal portions of theology and practical advice for Christian living.
(Suzi thinks these should be added.)
5. What is your favorite gospel?
I am a big fan of Dr. Luke. It’s enough that he has the classic Christmas story. But it’s also just a very practical and readable gospel. And Luke is very detail-oriented (are you detecting a pattern?)
6. Which is your favorite Old Testament story?
This is the easiest question for me to answer. I love the story of Elijah and the priests of Baal at Mount Carmel (I Kings 18:20-40). The pictures it paints in my mind are quite vivid. Of course, it’s not a particularly happy story for the priests of Baal.
7. Which is your favorite New Testament story?
Any of Peter’s escapades in the book of Acts, but especially his appearances before the rulers and elders (Acts 4:19-20 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard.”). Here is a common man, who disappointed Jesus in His darkest hour, but who ultimately turned around and was used by God in an uncommon way to further His kingdom.
8. Which is your least favorite New Testament book?
I hate to admit it, but I have never been a fan of John’s gospel. I know that it has been used to bring many to Christ, but it has an ethereal nature that I find hard to relate to. Don’t get me wrong — it’s not that I don’t like John. It’s just that it’s not my favorite book in the Bible.