The above chart provides the Bible Student with a storyline of the New Testament.  By reading the book of Luke and the book of Acts the reader is able to get the basic story of the life of Christ and the life of the church. The other books are then shown under their respective section in the storyline.  Matthew, Mark, and John deal with the same time in history as Luke.  The Epistles under Acts corresponds with events in Acts (click here for a more in-depth look of how these epistles fit).  The Epistles that are not under a header were written after the completion of Acts.

When doing NT study begin by reading Luke-Acts, then turn your attention to the other books using Luke and Acts for historical background.