Resources to Help You Read and Study the Bible in 2023
Help with Reading and Studying the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word for believers to know him and teach us how to live. We know being in the Scriptures daily is essential to the Christian life, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what to do. These resources will help you read, study, and understand the Bible.
With study notes, charts, maps, and articles, a study Bible is a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word. Consider using a new study Bible this year such as the new ESV Church History Study Bible or the ESV Concise Study Bible.
Journals and Journaling Bibles
Journaling can help you to creatively engage with and reflect on Scripture and can turn your quiet time into a meditation on God’s Word. Use the writing space, captivating artwork, biblical teaching, and prayer prompts in a journal like the Pour Out Your Heart Prayer Journal or a Bible like the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible to celebrate the treasure of God’s Word this year.
Bible Studies and Commentaries
Consult a commentary such as the ESV Expository Commentary, which features clear, crisp, and Christ-centered exposition and application from a team of respected pastor-theologians. Or use a study from the Flourish series or Knowing the Bible series, which are perfect for individuals or small groups to foster in-depth study on a week-by-week basis.
Read through a year-long devotional such as Daily Strength or Daily Joy, written for men and for women to help them apply God’s Word while strengthening their hearts and nurturing their souls. Or consider a devotional like Luke or Exodus from the StoryChanger Devotional Series, which offer daily readings and thoughtful expositional comments on a book of the Bible.
Allow these resources to take your family on a guided journey through the Bible together. Books like The Biggest Story Bible Storybook and Exploring the Bible will help kids see the overarching story of God’s Word and will lay the foundation for a lifetime of discovering truths about God, humanity, and the gospel.
Books on Biblical Studies
Different parts of the Bible can be profound, confusing, or challenging, and they always invite deeper reflection. Pick up a book that offers a warm but theologically robust guide to understanding the Bible such as Blessed by Nancy Guthrie or The Epic Story of the Bible by Greg Gilbert.
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