Transforming Bible Study
The Word of God is alive--dynamic and powerful.
Studying God's Word can transform your life. It knits you together with others. Revitalizes your relationships. Allows you to meet Christ for the first time as well as again and again.
Studying the Bible can also be dry, dull--and seem to have little connection with your daily life. You've probably experienced group Bible study meetings in which the discussion is merely a chain of platitudes and people never say what they think or address the real questions they have about faith and life. Further, some approaches to Bible study require stacks of reference books, cross-referencing and three versions of the Bible. Other approaches ask you to fill in blanks like an elementary school child.
What you need is a Bible study method that will bring Scripture to life in your personal study and in your group studies. In this book Bob Grahmann, a national and international Bible study teacher, unfolds a long-appreciated method of inductive Bible study which has been updated to meet the needs of today's generation. With both biblical expertise and cultural awareness he lays out the method clearly. With exercises to put the method into practice, this is a book that will benefit you individually as well as in your next group Bible study.
It is time for your Bible study methods to be transformed. And it is time for you to allow the Bible to transform you. That?s what Transforming Bible Study is all about!
1. The Power of God's Word
2. The Power of Bible Study
3. Entering the Text
4. Asking Questions of the Text
5. Answering Your Questions
6. Applying the Bible
7. Overviewing a Book of the Bible
8. Discovering the "Manuscript" Method
9. Putting It All Together for Personal Study
10. Putting It All Together for Group Study
Appendix 1: Sample Study of Mark 4:35-41
Appendix 2: Possible Application Questions from Mark 4:35-41
Appendix 3: Sample Overview of Acts
Appendix 4: A Manuscript Sample from Mark 1
Appendix 5: Sample Lesson Plan for Communal Manuscript Study
Appendix 6: A Further Word on Commentaries