While there is no replacement for simply getting into the Word and reading it, sometimes it is nice to have some resources to help us along the way. Here are some resources that we love and want to share with you!
ESV Scripture Journals
These journals have the passage on the left page and a blank page on the right. You can use these journals in a variety of ways: Use them for taking notes when your pastor is preaching through a book of the Bible or when you’re doing a group study of the Bible. You could also use these during your own personal study through a book of the Bible. There is also plenty of room within the passage for marking it up.
Video Series on How to Study the Bible
If you are unsure of where to start with studying the Bible for yourself, watch this 5-day video series by Jen Wilkin on how to study the Bible for some helpful instruction! Essentially, she just steps you through the process of studying a book of the Bible. This series goes along with Wilkin’s excellent book Women of the Word.
Daily Grace Podcast on “Highlighting”
Highlighting is an easy, but intentional way to think inductively as you read the Bible. Listen to this podcast from the Daily Grace Co. on ways to intentionally incorporate highlighting as part of your study of the Word!
Here are some highlighters that are special for using in your Bible, as they won’t bleed through the thin pages. (Note: The Daily Grace Co. is constantly having sales on these highlighters, so don’t buy them full-price!)
Make-Your-Own Bible Plan Generator
If you are wanting to keep on schedule with your Bible reading, but also wish you could have more flexibility with the schedule, here is a tool you may find useful! With this Bible Reading Plan Generator, you can adjust what books you read, as well as the length of time alloted for reading. Here’s an article by the author on how it works.
We hope you find some of these resources to be helpful as you read and study God’s Word this year!