Monday, November 15, 2010

Essential Study Tools

I'm frequently asked what Bible study tools I recommend.

#1: a wide margin Bible where I can make lots of notes and annotations

#2: Thompson's Chain Reference Bible -- the only study Bible that has stood the test of time.

If you had only those you can do well.

I also like topical reference tools (Nave's is the classic), a computer verse look up tool online (like http://www.Biblegateway.com), an atlas (the new ESV Atlas is terrific -- watch for more from me on this), and a good basic commentary set.

Avoid the trap of being constantly in pursuit of new Bible study tools, and not using what you have. It's like the problem I have of wanting more books on prayer when what I really need to do is simply to pray!

1 comment:

Hilary Chaney said...

I’ve just started blogging about my own manic break and hospitalization. It’s about recovery and treatment, but more importantly about discovery of a new post-religion faith where there is no hell, no original sin, you are God, and heaven on earth is real, radiant and right around the corner. A wild and triumphant ride. http://graduatingfromgod.blogspot.com/