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Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Bible Study books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, 30th Anniversary: Unlock the Scriptures in 15 minutes a day (2018)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListIf you’ve ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders’ classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you’ll learn the Bible’s key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God’s Word. This simple-to-use, straightforward guide has been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for thirty years, and now it’s available in an expanded thirtieth anniversary edition—with the most requested topics from the original edition restored and updated for today’s readers.Features include: #2,996 in Books…
Author(s): Max Anders

2. The Quest – Study Journal: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God (2017)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListCuriosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand.   In this 6-session Bible study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. #4,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #31 in Christian Bible Study Guides (Books) #64 in Christian Women’s Issues #51 in Gender Studies (Books) Would you like to…
Author(s): Beth Moore

3. Ecclesiastes: Wisdom For Living Well: An In-depth Bible Study (2016)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListMany of us have lives that are full. We have full bellies, full closets, full calendars, full trash cans, full purses and full email inboxes. But at the end of the day, we are empty. God made us all with a built in desire to find the meaning to life and to spend time on things that are meaningful. This in-depth Bible Study will take you verse by verse and chapter by chapter through the book of Ecclesiastes. We all long to live well and Ecclesiastes provides the wisdom we need to do just that! Join us on this journey as we identify the obstacles that stand in our way and draw near to God, through…
Author(s): Courtney Joseph, Beverly Wise

4. NIV Life Application Study Bible, Second Edition, Personal Size (Softcover) (2012)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListThe Life Application Study Bible is today’s #1-selling study Bible, containing notes that not only explain difficult passages and give information on Bible life and times, but go a step further to show you how to “take it personally,” as God’s Word speaks to every situation and circumstance of your life! It’s the one Bible resource that incorporates today’s top scholarship in answering your real-life questions and includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help readers apply God’s truth to everyday life. Text Size is 7.700 #3,913…
Author(s): Tyndale

5. Finding I AM – Bible Study Book: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart (2017)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListWhat is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.   Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. ·      Leader…
Author(s): Lysa TerKeurst

6. The Armor of God (2015)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListAll day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. , more than…
Author(s): Priscilla Shirer

7. Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story (Member Book) (2015)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListIn seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible. #699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books) #5 in Christian Bible Study Guides (Books) #11 in Christian Women’s Issues Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Angie Smith

8. ESV Study Bible, Personal Size (2012)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListThe ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. This Personal Size edition retains all of the original’s 20,000 study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions—more than 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material. Enjoy the wide array of resources from the internationally best-selling ESV Study Bible, now in a convenient and portable smaller size. Features: Size: 5.375″ x 8″ 7.5-point…
Author(s): Crossway Bibles

9. Discerning the Voice of God – Bible Study Book – Revised: How to Recognize When God Speaks (2017)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListA decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.   Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. #1,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #31 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books) #11 in Christian Bible Study Guides (Books) #23…
Author(s): Priscilla Shirer

10. In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy (2018)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListWith warm teaching and perspective-shifting insights, Bible teacher Melissa Kruger walks you through the power-packed words of the apostle Paul to believers in the early church to discover what he knew about the secret to unshakeable peace–and how his insights can help any woman discover a secure and satisfying contentment no matter what life may bring. With the Scripture passages printed right in the book for handy reference, this is an ideal resource for busy women of any life stage who want to deepen their spiritual life and increase their daily joy. #22,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #129 in Christian Bible…
Author(s): Melissa B. Kruger

11. Determined – Women’s Bible Study Participant Workbook: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment (2019)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListImagine waking up every single day convinced that the twenty-four hours ahead of you are a precious gift to be used wisely. Now imagine that you know exactly how to spend them to be a force for God’s good. All too often we wander through life without appreciating the gift of every moment we’ve been given. The result? An unsatisfying life, missed opportunities to experience the joy of being in sync with God, and days marked with apathy instead of passion. Our time on earth is measured. We should want to make every moment count—not only because we…
Author(s): Heather M. Dixon

12. Overcomer – Bible Study Book (2019)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListThe Overcomer Bible Study Book includes content for five Bible study lessons, personal study guides between group sessions, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study,” and tips for leading a group. The small group sessions and personal study opportunities in this Bible study guides readers through examining how we determine and find our true identity in Christ with clips from the Kendrick brothers’ Overcomer movie. Many people feel they are less than who God says they are. We get our identity from our careers, our political positions, our roles in the family, and…
Author(s): Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick

13. Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied (Value Books) (2008)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListThrough 66 separate books, 1,189 chapters, and hundreds of thousands of words, the Bible shares one extraordinary message: God loves you.  Know Your Bible is a concise, easy-to-understand guide to God's Word–giving you a helpful and memorable overview of all 66 books. For each book of the Bible, Know Your Bible provides data on the author and time frame, a ten-word synopsis, a longer (50-100 word) summary, thoughts on what makes the book unique or unusual, a listing of key verses, and a "So, What?" section of practical application….
Author(s): Paul Kent

14. Twelve Women of the Bible Study Guide: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today (2017)

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate ListIn this twelve-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital videos sold separately), Twelve Women of the Bible, Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life today.You’ll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing today. Learn how to: This Participant Guide features discussion questions, background information on each character, space to write down thoughts, a helpful Leader’s Guide, and…
Author(s): Lysa TerKeurst, Elisa Morgan , et al.

Best Bible Study Books: The Ultimate List

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How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study

Author(s): Ronald Hendel; Jan Joosten
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2319071

CSB Worldview Study Bible

Author(s): Various
Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348517

CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible

Author(s): Various
Publisher: Baker Books, Year: 2018, Size: 154 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348522

The New Oxford Annotated Bible : New Revised Standard Version—An Ecumenical Study Bible

Author(s): Michael David Coogan; Marc Zvi Brettler; Carol A. Newsom; Pheme Perkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 34 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2369412

CSB Study Bible

Author(s): Various
Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 33 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348512

CSB Spurgeon Study Bible

Author(s): Various; Alistair Begg
Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348514

Melchizedek Passages in the Bible: A Case Study for Inner-biblical and Inter-biblical Interpretation

Author(s): Alan Kamyau Chan
Publisher: Walter De Gruyter, Year: 2016, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1495836

The Catholic Study Bible: New American Bible Revised Edition

Author(s): Donald Senior, John Collins, Mary Ann Getty (eds.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1586130

ESV Study Bible : English Standard Version

Author(s): Bibles, Crossway
Publisher: Good News Publishers/Crossway Books;Crossway Bibles, Year: 2016, Size: 48 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 2070952

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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