Resources

Here are some great resources to help you in your study of the Text.

Papers

Interpreting the New Testament Normally - Quick summaries of all the books in the New Testament

A Long Road - How did we get the Bible in the form we have it now?

How to do an Inductive Bible Study - A simple paper on how to get the most out of your study of the Bible

Sites

Bible.org - A community of Christians with a shared vision and purpose to help people in their next step of faith. To do this, they have produced a modern Bible translation “NET Bible” that includes over 60,000+ footnotes that help explain scripture in today’s English. It also has over 6,000 trustworthy Bible Studies available as a free download.

YouVersion - An online Bible that enables community and collaboration like never before.  YouVersion is great for anyone who wants to get started in studying the Bible and is familiar with Social Networking.  They also have an iPhone version.

GotQuestions.org - Concise answers to almost any question you have on the Bible, God, Jesus, theology and spiritual struggles.

StudyLight - Very good Bible study site that allows for reading in different translations, including Greek and Hebrew.  This is a little step up in “study” from YouVersion, but a step away from the community aspect.

Faithlife Study Bible - This free Study Bible allows you access to not only a whole lot of helpful commentary, but with your Faithlife account, you can create groups to study with your Life Group or follow along with the Text Project. Just enter the coupon code “RIV” to get it for free. You’re welcome.

Bible Study Software

Logos - This is the premier Bible study program out there, but it is a bit pricey.  It is available for both Mac and PC.

Accordance - This is a Mac only Bible study program that is very good (and expandable) but a little less user friendly.