Bible Overview; Choosing, Reading & Understanding the Bible

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This area was created for bible beginners, as well as the seeking heart: "those wanting to get more acquainted with their bibles".

The Bible can seem quite overwhelming with so many pages; no pictures and a lot of ‘Abraham begot Isaac who begot Jacob’.

The best approach is to take a deep breath, then allow yourself the opportunity to familiarize yourself the culture, the history and an introduction to our Creator: - God himself.

Welcome to the bible overview.

What is the bible and why should I care?

The bible is the written word of God that has the power to not only save but transform the lives of any reader that chooses to believe, study, and apply its teachings. It was written by several authors under the inspiration of God and outlines God purpose and intention for mankind.

Click on Section 1 of 2 for more

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

Section #1: Bible Beginners Basics: Fundamentals We Should All Know and Love

What Are The Basic Features Of A Bible?

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.

Bible overview: Here's some interesting info for you:

  • Simple Bible Overview (history and culture)
  • Easy Bible Summary
  • Interest Biblical Facts
  • Main Bible Characters
  • Bible Language

  • Bible Parables; reading tips
  • Books for bible beginners
  • Suggested bible for beginner adults
  • Suggested bible for beginning kids
  • Bible for beginner app

Section #2: Finding a study bible that fits you

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.

Study bible overview: things to consider when buying

  1. Readability: Words you read is understandable
  2. Portability: not too big/not too small
  3. Clarity: clear understanding of some words in the footer or the columns
  4. Buy-a-bility: When buying, check to make sure that the binding is strong and does not easily fall apart after a few uses
  5. Get a bible cover: for protection, and preservation
  1. Important Elements of a good study bible
  2. Must Have Features of A Study Bible

The first bible I used for study was a ‘basic bible’, that I hammered until it fell apart under the pressure, lol.

my first study bible

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 gave me a study bible. I initially refused 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 knew that having a study bible will help you to me.

  • Comparing Study Bibles to Find Your Best Fit
  • My 3 Best Study Bible For Beginners and Why?
  • Top Selling Study Bibles and Why?
  • The Study Bible I used and It’s Features
  • The Hebrew-Greek Keyword Study Bible ( a recent addition to my arsenal!)
  • Study Bibles Online
  • Online vs Offline: What’s the Difference?

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