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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:
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