5 Tips on Reading the Bible Better

  1. Know what the Bible is and isn’t.
  2. Know the Big ___________________________ of the Bible and where you are in the story.
  3. Ask __________________________________________ about the passage to determine the original meaning and the application for today.
  4. Develop a regular _______________________________ of reading the Bible & don’t get discouraged because the more you read, the easier it will become to understand.
  5. Use good _________________________________________. Every Christian ought to own a good study Bible.

Practical Tips in Reading the Bible

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee
  • How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams
  • 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible by Rob Plummer
  • Living by the Book: The Art & Science of Reading the Bible by Howard Hendricks

Understanding the Big Storyline of the Bible

  • God’s Big Picture by Vaughn Roberts
  • The Gospel and Kingdom by Graeme Goldsworthy
  • The Drama of Scripture by Craig Bartholomew

Study Bibles

  • ESV Study Bible
  • Gospel Transformation Study Bible
  • Story of Redemption Study Bible
  • John MacArthur Study Bible