Resources for Bible Study & Reading
For Devotional Use, Research, Scripture Memorization, Study Groups
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Tim. 3:16-17) -- Use these resources to help you in our own Bible study and also to encourage others to learn about God through His Word.
Click on a tab below to view a list of resources for general information about the Bible or specifically on studying or memorizing God's Word, Bible study tools, and some miscellaneous topics such as using it with children, devotionally, or teaching / preaching it.
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About the Bible
- Article: Bible Reading: Doesn't Make Sense?
- Article: Grasp of the Big Picture of the Bible
- Article: Grasp of the God of the Bible
- Article: How Scripture Thoroughly Equips
- Article: If the Bible is Accurate, Then What?
- Article: If the Bible is from God, Then What?
- Article: If the Bible is God's Word, Then What?
- Article: If the Bible is Sacred, Then What?
- Article: If the Bible is Unique, Then What?
- Article: Truth: Not All Sources are Created Equal
- Article: The Power of God's Word: Because of What It Is
- Article: The Power of God's Word: Because of What It Does
- Article: The Power of God's Word: Because God Is True to It
- Article: The Power of God's Word: Responding to It Only Makes Sense
- Article: You Can Trust the Bible
- Article: Young People's Perception of the Bible
- Article: What You Believe About the Bible Has Implications
- Book: 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible by Erwin W. Lutzer
- DVD: 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible DVD by Erwin W. Lutzer
- Study Guide: 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible Study Guide by Erwin W. Lutzer
- Book: God-Breathed: The Undeniable Power and Reliability of Scripture by Josh McDowell
- Study Guide: God-Breathed: The Undeniable Power and Reliablility of Scripture - Study Guide by Josh McDowell
- Looking for a Specific Translation?
KJV NKJV NASB
NIV NLT NRSV
- Looking for a Study Bible?
Life Application Bible
MacArthur Study Bible
Ryrie Study Bible
Scofield Study Bible
More Study Bibles
- Looking for an Audio Bible?
- Looking for a Devotional Bible?
Couple's Devotional Bible
Men's Devotional Bibles
Teen Devotional Bible
Women's Devotional Bible
More Devotional Bibles
- Looking for a Journaling Bible?
Bible Journaling Kits
Bible Journaling Mats
Bible Journaling Pens
- Looking for a Large Print Bible?
Large Print Bibles
- Looking for a Pew Bible?
- Bible Covers
- Bible Highlighters & Marking Kits
- Bible Magnifiers
- Bible Map Insert
- Bible Tabs
- Book Lights
- Books of the Bible Ruler
- Verse Keeper Book Darts
Adults & the Bible
- Article: Adults Studying the Bible on Their Own
- Article: Adults Studying the Bible: Finding It Useful Helps
- Article: Adults Studying the Bible: Wanting to Know the Author Helps
- Article: Adults Studying the Bible: Equipping Them Helps
- Bibles: Bibles for Men
- Bibles: Bibles for Women
- Study Guides: Men's Bible Studies
- Study Guides: Women's Bible Studies
Children & the Bible
- Article: Can Children Really Learn the Bible?
- Article: Tool for Children to Study the Bible
- Article: Model for Children to Study the Bible
- Bibles: Kids' Bibles
- Book: Discover 4 Yourself, Children's Bible Study Series: How to Study Your Bible, for Kids by Kay Arthur
- Teacher Training Resource: Teaching the Bible to Children PowerPoint Presentation
Teens & the Bible
Tools to Help with Scripture Memorization
- App: Bible Memory App for iPhone & iPod touch
- App: Scripture Typer for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
- App: Remember Me App for Android Phone
- App: Remember Me for iPhone and iPad
- Article: 14 Ways for Adults to Memorize Scripture
- Article: Bible Memory Verses for Teenagers
- Article: Bible Verses for Young Adults
- Article: Grade School Children & Scripture Memory
- Article: Preschoolers & Scripture Memory
- Article: Scripture Memorization: A Personal Testimony
- Article: Scripture Memory: A Powerful Tool
- Article: Scripture Memory Bible Verses for Senior Adults
- Article Scripture Memory: For All Ages
- Article: Scripture Reminders Middle Aged Adults Need
- Article: Sending Mixed Messages About Scripture Memorization
- Book: 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J. Morgan
- DVD: Guarding Your Child's Heart by Dr. Gary Smalley
- Tool: Memory Cross Scripture Cards
- Tool: Navigators' Topical Memory System
- Tool: Scripture Memory Made Easy
- Worksheet: Effective Scripture Memorization Worksheet - for teachers to build positive attitudes toward memorization in the classroom
How To Study & Read the Bible
- Article: Bible Reading: Where to Start?
- Article: Bible Reading: Order of Books to Read?
- Article: Objective: Get Students into the Word on Their Own
- Article: Reading Through the Whole Bible
- Article: Studying Bible Characters: How To Study Bible Characters
- Article: Studying Bible Characters: Which Bible Characters to Study
- Article: Studying Bible Characters: Why Study Bible Characters to Study
- Article: What Happened to Devotion to the Word?
- Article: Devotion to God's Word Makes Sense If . . .
- Article: The Word Hand
- Article: Want to Be More Discerning? - Get Into the Word
- Book: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max E. Anders
- Book: 40 Questions About Interpreting The Bible by Robert L. Plummer
- Book: Grasping God's Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
- Book: Handbook for Personal Bible Study by Dr. William W. Klein
- Book: How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour by Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
- Book: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
- Book: How to Understand Your Bible by T. Norton Sterrett
- Book: Living by the Book by Howard & William Hendricks
- Book: The New How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur
- Book: The New Joy of Discovery by Oletta Wald (also has a Teacher's Guide)
- Book: Transforming Bible Study: Understanding God's Word Like You've Never Read It Before by Bob Grahmann
- Worksheet: The Teachers Role in Discipling Students in the Word of God
Bible Study Guides
Bible Research - Study Tools
- Atlas: Bible Atlas
- Concordance: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
- Concordance: Young's Analytical Concordance
- Customs Book: The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times, Revised and redesigned by Ralph Gower
- Dictionary: Vine's Expository Dictionary
- Topical: Nave's Topical Bible
Devotional Use of the Bible
May you find God's Word to be a lamp for your feet and a light on your path (Ps. 119:105). These Bible study and Bible reading resources are helpful tools but there can be no substitute for letting God minister to you directly through His Word.