Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas: My Favorite Bible Study Tools

If your looking for some last minute Christmas gifts for yourself, a friend, or even your pastor, consider this short list of my own favorite Bible study tools. There’s nothing like giving the gift of a better understanding of God’s Word, especially with the New Year upon us!


1. Favorite Study Bible: A tie between the HCSB Study Bible and ESV Study Bible. Both are excellent and comprehensive tools. One stop shopping for the serious Bible student.



2. Favorite Bible Software: Logos 4 for Mac. This more than anything has revolutionized my own Bible study the past 6 months. There is a PC version as well. SO glad I found Logos!


3. Favorite Bible Encyclopedia: The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. The four volume ISBE is beyond compare to any other Bible study tool.


4. Favorite Commentary: The New American Commentary. Still not complete, this commentary set is great for both laypeople and scholars.


5. Favorite Theology Text: Christian Theology by Millard J. Erickson. This is the standard in seminary. What once was the bane of my existence is now one of my best friends.



6. Favorite Bible Overview: Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines of the OT / NT. You cannot beat anything written by Wiersbe.


7. Favorite Concordance: The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. This is a staple for every Bible study student.

8. Favorite Miscellaneous Bible Aide: Everyone in the Bible by William P. Barker. I cannot count the number of times I have turned to this quick reference for bio information on anybody and everybody listed in the Bible.

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!


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