SWO Approved: Bible Study Tools #1

There is nothing that Snowbird is more passionate about than studying, understanding, teaching, and loving the Word of God. So, we would like to pass on some tools that our staff use on a regular basis. Also, we would love to hear your favorites in the comment section below our list!

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In no particular order:

  1. Look at the Book – Desiring God (free video series)
    • “Look at the Book is a new online method of teaching the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John Piper’s voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes — all to help you learn to read God’s word for yourself. His goal is to help you not only see what he sees, but where he sees it and how he found it.”
  2. New Bible Commentary – Wenham, Motyer, Carson, France (commentary)
    • The New Bible Commentary is one of the most complete, accurate, and readable whole Bible commentary. The editors and IVP Press did an outstanding job expositing the scriptures, and we recommend this resource to anyone seeking to dig deeper into God’s Word understand its context.
  3. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald S. Whitney (book)
    • Don Whitney’s work on cultivating spiritual disciplines is a phenomenal challenge to our often-lazy American Christianity. “By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.”
  4. How to Study the Bible – Rob Conti (SWO podcast)
    • Snowbird has taught breakouts on practical Bible study techniques for years, and we will continue teaching them. Here is Rob Conti’s breakout sessions from SWO14 Summer Camp
  5. 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible – Robert Plummer (book)
    • We provided this book as a gift to SWO youth pastors during summer camp one year. Plummer’s focus is on Biblical accuracy, and that is why we love this resource! Here are some of the questions he tackles:
      • Were the ancient manuscripts of the Bible transmitted accurately?
      • What is the best English Bible translation?
      • Is the Bible really all about Jesus?
      • Do all the commands of the Bible apply today?
John Ragon