If you have hung around Worshipful Living any time, you know that one of my biggest passions in getting in and studying the Word of God. I often get asked about the tools that I use, commentaries, and more. So, here is the low down on all the tools that I love – and one tool I would love to have (if money wasn’t an option).
Bible Study Tools #1 – Wide Margin Bible
A must have for me is a wide margin Bible. They can be expensive- but the margins are worth it. Wide Margins give you the ability to write notes or to Bible Journal. I also like to have multiple versions- my favorite version is the King James Bible, but I also really like the English Standard Bible. I like Bibles that are word for word translations.
Bible Study Tools #2- High Lighters and Non-Bleed Pens
I love the Good Morning Girls coloring chart! It has really helped me dig deeper into my Bible Study. Each day, as I read my chapter, I really think about what the chapter is talking about. Usually, I read through it multiple times to be sure that the I am going to use the right colors (even though there really is no wrong way to do it). I also like to follow some of Kay Arthurs approach when it comes to underlining and marking – so I have some special pens that don’t bleed through the paper.
I use: Bible High Gliders– they are a perfect stocking stuffer for me! Hubby puts these in almost every present I get!
Pigma Micron pens are the ones I use to write with if I need color. I also have used color pencils or the Crayola Twistable Crayons. These are especially helpful for having red and brown – because the High Gliders don’t have those colors!
I also highly recommend mechanical pencils!
Bible Study Tools # 3- Good Morning Girls
You don’t have to be in my corner of the internet world long to know how much I love Good Morning Girls! At GMG, we offer reading plans that are taking us through the Bible. We read scripture- with no fluff! I love it!
Recently, we have started providing journals for Bible Study. We just finished the book of Acts, and now we will move on to Numbers on the 26th of October (2015). There is even one for boys if you are doing this with your children. These are journals – not Bible studies. However, in them you will find:
- The SOAK Method of Bible Study
- The Good Morning Girl Coloring Chart
- A Link to the Good Morning Girl Community
- An Introduction to the book of Numbers
- A Verse of the Day
- A Refection Question for the Day
- A place to write your thoughts
These are great tools for Bible Study! As always, you will find me on Periscope sharing about our daily readings! Stay tuned for a time!
Bible Study Tools #4- Commentaries
I love Warren Wiersbe. He was a very good Bible teacher- and so his commentaries are my personal favorites. You can find him on Amazon- and I highly recommend his Be Series. I also love the John MacArthur Bible Commentary. It goes through the whole Bible- and the price is great for the content!
Bible Study Tools #5- Notebook, Concordance, and Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Even though I use our GMG journals, I still use spiral notebooks in order to take notes. I also use a Concordance to help me find out the meaning of words in scripture and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge helps find verses that link to other verses.
Bible Study Tools #6- Esword
I love Esword. It is a computer program that has multiple versions of the Bible and lets you study out scripture using virtual highlighters, commentaries, and other things.
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One Bible Study Tool I wish I had…
I love Esword- but I wish I had Logos Bible Software. Logos is a great online resource- you can have all the Bible commentaries, dictionaries and more than you could want at your fingertips. I wish I could afford it- but it isn’t in the budget! This is not an affiliate link- but if it is in your budget, or you know a Pastor, this might be a great resource for them!
WHEW! I hope that this was helpful for you! The important thing to remember is, you can have all or none of these tools. The most important thing you need is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.
I would love to hear the amazing things that you use for Bible Study!
Worshiping With My Life,