One of the most common questions we get is, "How do you study your Bible?" While we will be covering this in greater detail in the coming weeks, we want to kick off our Top 5 list with our favorite Bible study tools. Listed below are personal favorites that have guided us on our search through the Word and enhanced our knowledge of the beautiful treasures within it. And, the guest contributor this week is our lovely photographer, Megan Shaw, who brings vision to life with the click of a camera or the stroke of a brush.
Women's Evangelical Commentary Old & New Testament - Audra's pick
Have you ever been reading a passage of Scripture and wondered, "What in the world does that mean?" Well, this is a great resource that you can use to look up verse by verse of the Bible and receive a detailed explanation! It also includes maps, charts, character profiles of Bible women and much more.
Biblehub.com - Laura's pick
Like so many women, my life is super fast paced and I love the fact that I can have Biblehub.com at my fingertips whether online or through an app. You can simply search by topic, you can study the original Greek or Hebrew (which helps me so much when I don't fully grasp a verse), you can cross reference with other translations and you can read many different commentaries.
Sparkling Gems From the Greek: 365 Greek Word Studies, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 - Rebecca's pick
I will admit it....I'm the word nerd of the group. Studying the original language of the Bible fascinates me. These two books inspire me and feed my hunger as I plunge deeper into my search for hidden treasures tucked inside each book, chapter & verse. I emerge understanding the meaning of Scripture in a much deeper, more intimate way.
BlueLetterBible.org - Tammy's pick
I love the ease and simplicity of using this resource because of the treasure chest of knowledge included.
1. I simply type in any verse, such as Genesis 1:1. When it displays the verse, there is a blue tool tab on the left side of the verse. When tapped it displays individual tabs including: one to view different versions of the verse, one to study the original Hebrew or Greek, another tab for Bible commentaries sharing what others have written about the verse, as well as a tab showcasing cross references for each part of the verse.
2. I can type in any topic, like “love”, and it will pull up all the verses which include the word love.
It truly is a "one-stop shopping" site for Bible Study!
Illustrated Faith - Megan's pick
Bible journaling has grown into a movement of likeminded creative Christians, who have found a way to worship God through the Arts. Bible journaling has been a tool for me that has helped me further my quiet time with the Lord and longing to dig into his Word to learn more. Just as every voice in a song of praise is pleasing to the Lord, I believe that everyone can utilize bible journaling as a form of worship.
How about you? What is your favorite Bible Study tool? We'd love to hear about it!