The First letter to the Thessalonians was likely the first of Paul's letters, probably written by the end of AD 52, making it the first written book in the New Testament. For the most part, the letter is personal in nature, with only the final two chapters addressing issues of doctrine. Paul's main purpose in writing is to encourage and reassure the Christians there. Paul urges them to go on working quietly while waiting in hope for the return of Christ. English speakers are acclaiming American voice artist Bill Foote for his caring read of God's word, making the complete King James audio Bible easy for today's listeners to understand the Word of God.