You’ve likely landed on this page because you are using READ: A Bible Study Plan for Unpacking God’s Word for your daily quiet time or in a small group Bible study.
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The READ Bible study method requires only 4 materials:
Thankfully you can easily find free Bible translations and commentaries online. You can also access commentaries through many Bible apps on your smartphone.
Below you’ll find links to my recommended online and physical Bible study resources.
Keep in mind that all resources are written from the author’s personal theological stance. For example, a commentary may be more Baptist or Reformed leaning. You may find it helpful to ask your pastor for a list of their preferred references.
Online Bible Study Resources
You’ll want to use these resources when searching for the chapter’s introduction (to answer the “w” questions) and if you need a commentary or a dictionary.
Physical Bible Study Resources
As you learn how to dig deeper and unpack God’s Word, you may wish to purchase a few Bible study materials. I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
The Wiersbe Bible Commentary OT (current set I use)
The Wiersbe Bible Commentary NT
What the Bible is All About (abbreviated commentary, great insights)
Women’s Evangelical Commentary: New Testament
Women’s Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament
Additional Bible Study Tools
These are tools I keep on hand, but I don’t use them every day. They are handy to have if I want to dig deeper or need a visual resource.
A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word
New Strong’s Concordance
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (focus on culture)
Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Timelines
Stephen M. Miller’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary
If you are new to studying the Bible, I would strongly suggest The Complete Guide to the Bible. It’s really good and isn’t overwhelming in the amount of information presented.
You may also want to read:
Why I’m Tired of Bible Study Books
Teaching Women to READ the Bible
6 Reasons Your Women Aren’t Reading the Bible
10 Ways You Can Encourage Women to Read the Bible
READ Bible Study for Groups
READ Bible Study