You probably came to this page because you would love to get an overall understanding of the bible, so that eventually you can begin personal bible studies.
This area was created for bible beginners, as well as the seeking heart: "those wanting to get more acquainted with their bibles".
Yes, personal bible studies are important to our spiritual development. But the Bible can seem quite overwhelming at first glance with so many pages; no pictures and a lot of ‘Abraham begot Isaac who begot Jacob’.
Yep, I know that feeling.
The best approach is to take a deep breath, then allow yourself the opportunity to learn and enjoy the process as you are familiarized with this magnificent book, the culture, the history and an introduction to our Creator: - God himself.
My job is to make this bible overview less over whelming – with a few ‘ah ha’ moments along the way, and lots of fun.
So, Welcome Bible Beginners!
With your bible at hand, my compass is out, and it’s time to chart the best course to get you from where you are to where you would like to be!
So are you ready?
Section 1. Learn the Bible Basics: to get an overall picture before we dive in to bible study
Section 2. Find Your Study Bible?: your soon-to-be companion in bible study and Christian living
Click on any of these sections and let’s get popping and rolling!
Getting familiarized with this handy companion should be the first
thing on our agenda. One way to get a better understanding of the bible
is through knowledge.
Knowledge is Power!
Understanding a little about bible history, culture, and language, can go long way. I promise, this will not feel like pulling teeth. I will try to make it as a painless as possible.
After, we will learn about the different translations and types of bibles that are available to read. Trust me, there’s a whole lot out there!
Then finally, we will leave a few tips on bible reading, understanding the bible and leave some resources and aides for bible beginners.
It gonna be one huge treat! So let’s get cracking.
Beginners Bible History:
Bible Translations and Bible Versions: Simplified
Beginner Bible Reading
Bible Reading Tips
Your Study Bible should be comfortable for you to read and easy for you to carry. Unlike a regular bible, it should have features (both in the columns and at the back) that add more light on the information that you read.
I love this part.
A great study bible can be a powerful tool when doing bible studies. If you do not have one right now, it’s ok, but I recommend that you eventually work towards getting one.
The first bible I used for study was a ‘basic bible’, that I hammered until it fell apart under the pressure, lol.
It was just the right size for me to travel with everywhere I went, and I fed my soul daily on God’s word. It had no pictures, no cross-references, no – nothing.
I learn't how to study the bible using prayer, my little handy bible, and a note book.
I have to say, I enjoyed it!
Then one day, my Pastor called me in his office and gave me a ‘big' bible with my name on the cover. My first thought was to refuse it (1) because it was way bigger and would be harder to travel with and (2) I really fell in love with little traveling companion and I did not want to part with it.
But as time progressed and I started using this study bible and realized that it had features that really enhanced my bible study sessions.
That’s why I know that having a study bible will help you too.
First, let’s understand the difference between a bible and study bible, then we can go on to getting one for ourselves.
Found a study Bible best fitting for you? Share a picture with us below and your reasons why, so that you can help your brothers and sisters find theirs too!
Do you have a great study bible? Share it with us
As a bible beginner, sure you have lots of questions and comments. Leave them below, and I will try my best to assist. And don't forget to share, to your friends and family.