The five steps in this guide will help you learn how to read and understand the Bible more so you can grow closer to God.
The Bible was written in three ancient languages. Each translation to your language represents years of work to help you process the Bible in a way that makes sense.
Consider a Study Bible
If you prefer paper, or need a technology break, find a paper study Bible to fit your life.
Are you a morning person or night owl? Do you like quiet places or bustling coffee shops? Do you learn by watching, listening, or reading? Do you sometimes read paper and other times digital?
Once you decide on a routine that works for you, start one of these Bible Plans or consider finding a paper Study Bible.
Think like a detective and discover the story behind the story.
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books, written in three languages, across three continents, over a 1,500-year period by 40 different authors. Use tools like these to learn who the text was written to, when, where, and why.
Download Bible Project’s App
Through videos, podcasts, and articles, you’ll experience the Bible as one unified story that leads to Jesus.
Try Blue Letter Bible
Do-it-yourself access to scholarly tools—like language searches and commentaries. Tap to preview an Interlinear search of Philemon 1:1.
Work Through the Weird Stuff
Surprised or confused by something in the Bible? You’re not alone! This article answers some questions while encouraging you to keep asking more.
There’s no need to rush. Take your time and get curious.
After studying the context, what questions do you still have? Use your questions as tools to help you dig deeper through prayer, study, and conversations with friends.
A LifeGroup is a safe place to make friends who'll help you process your questions about the Bible.
The Bible is meant to transform us, not just inform us. The more we apply what we learn from God’s Word, the more we become like Jesus.
Ask God what He wants you to learn about Him and yourself.
Journey through the book of Philemon with Pastor Craig in this special two-part series, How to Study the Bible.