When it comes to studying the Bible with a group of others, have you ever felt like it can be the blind leading the blind? Let's be honest: The Bible can at times be confusing. And so we can benefit from guides that help steer us in the right direction. This is where Bible study guides can play a valuable supporting role, as we dig into Scripture on our own or in groups.
A few times a year, I'm approached by an individual or a group that is asking something like the following question: "What study guides would I recommend for people who are studying the Bible?" I've already posted some online tools I point people towards, along with some tips for how we ought to read the Bible responsibly and faithfully on our own and books I suggest as people start building their own biblical and theological libraries. But what about print study guides that help us get into specific books of the Bible - the question-and-answer guides that can be useful at supporting group and individual study?
Here are the five I generally recommend first:
(Click on either the picture or the name of the Bible study guide and you'll be taken to a site where you can learn a bit more.)
What print study guides have you found helpful that I've not listed here? Or, what are the qualities you look for most in a print study guide?
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