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?
I have always liked the Lifeguide Bible Studies. They are inductive studies designed to get your group deeper into the Bible passage though questions to answer before you come together. Each session gives a brief overview before diving into the passage. They're also more affordable than other guides coming in under $10.
6/4/2015 05:56:36 am
YES. Totally agree that the Lifeguide Studies are excellent. I love how thoroughly biblical they are, and how their questions get users into the text in some really healthy ways. Glad you mentioned this series!
7/1/2015 11:57:54 am
My favorite Bible study really...any book of the Bible study by famed author Amy Kieser! They have truly changed my life.
7/2/2015 03:37:46 am
Awesome to hear, Angie! We're so grateful for Amy's gifts and wisdom!
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