When it comes to studying the Bible, I am one of those people who needs a guide. I can sit down and read the Bible, but I get so much more out of it when I have guided questions and a place to write down the answers to the questions. There are a few books and series that have made such an impact on how I study my Bible. These are:
How to Study Your Bible and the How to Study Your Bible Handbook by Kay Arthur - I was introduced to Kay Arthur’s Inductive Study Method a few years ago by a friend and though I have tailored it a bit to what suits me, I find this a great way to really go deep into my Bible. It has showed me a lot of information that I have missed when just reading.
How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon Fee - I like to get an overview of what I’m about to study before I get into the actual text. This book shows me what to look out for and helps me see how what I am studying fits into the big picture.
Discover Together Bible Study Series by Sue Edwards - this is the kind of study I like. It walks you through a book of the Bible, piece by piece, asking questions about what you are reading and helps you see how to apply it to your life. The book gives tons of room to write in your answers to the questions.
Focus on the Family Bible Study Series - another set of books that are question and answer. I purchased the Women of Worth series years ago and I gained so much from using these books. This is actually the first question and answer series I ever used and this is where I realized that this was the best Bible Study method for me.