Just because it will soon be "summer break" doesn't mean it's time to slack in your studies—your Bible study! Dive deeper into Scripture this summer with these practical resources that will guide you in reading, studying, and applying the Bible in your daily life. There's something on this list for everyone, whether you're looking for quick devotional prompts or more in-depth study. Save 30% on these popular Bible study resources with promo code 524BD52.
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Would you like to enter Scripture in a way that draws you deeper into the very presence of the Holy? These forty guided meditations from experienced Bible teacher Jan Johnson open us to the experience of God's Word speaking into our lives, giving individuals and groups the tools we need to encounter Christ with lectio divina.
Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held assumptions about our most beloved book.
What's the Bible really all about? How do all the different pieces fit together? The 30-Minute Bible helps you discover the big picture of the Bible—in thirty minutes a day for thirty days. Including lovely illustrations, each of these thirty short readings contains a Bible passage and a short explanation of how the passage fits into the Bible's wider narrative.
Number of Studies: 30
Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. Where should you begin? John Goldingay’s reliable and clear guide to exploring the Bible places the biblical books in their times and settings, and then lays out a memorable pattern for understanding the Bible as the story of God and his people, the word of God to his people, and the people’s response to God.
What is God saying to you today? This guide will help you dive deep into the text of Scripture and reflect on its implications for your life. With fifty-two weeks of six daily readings, you can start at the beginning of any week and read through all four Gospels and the Psalms in one year. Inductive study questions help you observe, interpret, and apply the text and let the Bible speak for itself.
Has dividing the Bible into chapters and verses led to sampling Scripture rather than reading it deeply? According to author Glenn R. Paauw, misreading the Bible has divorced it from its context, leaving only a database of quick answers to life's questions. In these pages he introduces us to seven new understandings of Scripture to help us read and live the Bible well.
The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.
Is it really possible to enjoy the Old Testament? Eric Seibert understands why many Christians find this part of the Bible confusing, theologically troubling, or just uninteresting. Offering dozens of practical exercises for hands-on interaction with the text, this unique resource equips readers with a variety of creative approaches to bring even the seemingly dry passages to life.
In this expanded edition of his classic, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He presents a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and application. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation.
Timothy George reveals how the sixteenth century?s revolution in theological thinking was fueled by a fresh return to the Scriptures. He underlines several Reformers' unique engagement with the Bible and suggests what their legacy might mean for reading, praying and living out the Scriptures today.
Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors then translate these insights into a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture.
The study of God's Word is essential to spiritual growth. Still, a daily encounter with the Bible can be difficult to sustain. This three-year daily devotional supports your discipline of daily Bible study, using a question-and-answer approach to help you discover God's truth for yourself. Its built-in flexibility and clear presentation allow you to use its contents according to your own needs.
Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? This excellent overview gives you the big picture, providing both the encouragement and the tools you need to read the Bible with confidence and understanding.
Biblical interpretation is both a science and an art, and it has powerful implications for what we believe and how we apply God's Word. In this accessible introduction to biblical hermeneutics, Nicholas G. Piotrowski presents a contextualized approach that equips students, pastors, and thoughtful readers to build a strong foundation for interpreting the Scriptures.
Dave Brunn has been an international Bible translator for many years. Here he divulges the inner workings of translation practice to help us sort out the many competing claims for superiority among English Bible translations. His professional assessments and conclusions will be a great help to all seeking truth in translation.