Study & Meditation
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Study & Meditation

Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies

by Jan Johnson

Study & Meditation
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: June 2003
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2091-7
  • Item Code: 2091
  • Case Quantity: 100

Reading the Bible is one of the most important disciplines you can practice.

And the way you approach the Bible affects your interaction with God.

  • Why is Bible study so significant?
  • How can your attitude and approach affect what you get out of your reading?
  • What does it mean to "meditate" on Scripture?
  • How can meditating on God's Word change you?

In this study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of study and meditation. Going deeper into God's Word—learning to immerse yourself in God's thoughts—will lead you to live in a more Christlike way.

"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."

Dallas Willard, author of Hearing God and The Divine Conspiracy


Introducing Study and Meditation
1. Immersing Yourself in God's Thoughts - Deuteronomy 6:1-9
2. Reading and Responding to Scripture - Nehemiah 8:1-18; 9:1-3, 38
3. Comprehending God's Truth - Isaiah 11:1-9
4. Meditation and Obedience - Psalm 119:97-104
5. A Biblical Model - Luke 1:46-55; 1 Samuel 2:1-10
6. Entering a Gospel Scene - Mark 10:17-23
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Jan Johnson is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. A speaker, teacher, and spiritual director, she writes primarily about spiritual formation, social justice, and living with purposeful intentionality. Her books include Abundant Simplicity, Hearing God Through the Year (editor), Enjoying the Presence of God, and the Spiritual Disciplines Bible Study Series. She holds a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation and lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California.

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