Know Your Bible

We all want to know our Bible better. By using the steps of comprehension, interpretation and application, everyone has the ability to learn and grow in biblical literacy.

Topic : The Bible

A Note About Guest Contributors

From time to time, we invite friends and experts who are not elders, ministers or members of The Village to contribute to TVC Resources. Though we might not agree with them on every theological issue or ministry practice, we obviously love these men and women and value their unique gifts and insights.

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Recommended Resources

Basic tools for study:

ESV Study Bible (many editions available)

The New Bible Dictionary edited by Marshall, Miller, Packer and Wiseman

Good free online study aids:

Blue Letter Bible

Bible Gateway

Dictionary of Bible Themes edited by Manser, McGrath, Packer and Wiseman (online at Bible Gateway)

For additional help on developing a reliable study method:

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin – This book is applicable for men or women. Download a free study guide here.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules by Robert H. Stein

The New How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur, David Arthur and Pete De Lacy

For help choosing reliable commentaries:

Ligonier Ministries/Keith Mathison’s “Top Commentaries on Every Book of the Bible

A good, basic line of inductive studies for almost every book of the Bible:

LifeChange Bible Study Series published by NavPress

For additional reading on metanarrative:

The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story by D.A. Carson

For an extensive examination of the attributes of God:

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

For the auditory learner, or for those who have a hard time with repetitive reading:

Download the free YouVersion app to your smartphone and listen to a book of the Bible while you exercise, drive or any time you might listen to music.

For an extensive examination of the role of the mind in Christian devotion:

Love God with All Your Mind by J.P. Moreland