Choosing a Bible study can be overwhelming; with thousands upon thousands at your fingertips, where do you begin in the search for one that’s both engaging and filled with sound theology? Check out these studies which are based on Scripture and thoughtful examination by well-known theologians and writers.
1. Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded by Henry and Richard Blackaby and Claude King
Broken into twelve weekly themes with five lessons per week, Blackaby’s study provides a cohesive, yet practical, blueprint for noticing God and experiencing Him in your daily life.
2. Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
Spurgeon was one of the foremost pastors and theologians of the nineteenth century, and his works remain some of the most referenced and studied in Christendom today. In Morning and Evening, Spurgeon shares two short passages to be read daily, one in the morning and the other, the evening. His material is deep, so you’ll want to be prepared to think it through.
3. The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman
Part Bible study, part weight-loss manual, The Daniel Plan uses the story of Daniel’s refusal to eat the King of Babylon’s rich diet as advice for modern-day people seeking to live healthier lives. The authors break this plan down into physical and spiritual components to give the reader a full picture of what it means to be a healthy Christian, both inside and out. Companion journals and study guides can also be purchased to go along with the main book.
4. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
This is probably Chambers’ best known work; his sermons and writings are compiled here into daily readings that will both encourage you and force you to consider some of the more uncomfortable parts of your faith. You’ll likely want to read this one over and over, because his entries are so deep that you’ll find a new nugget of wisdom each time you review them.
5. Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight by J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
Packer and Nystrom examine the concept of prayer from many angles: from our motivations, to the reasons we should want to pray. Each chapter includes study questions at the end for further examination into just how to have a fulfilling and productive prayer life.
Faith requires continual learning and practice. I hope you’ll find these books useful in your studies!
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