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How to Study Your Bible Review by Reneé RubyBy Kay Arthur
"May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge" (Ruth 2:12).
If you want to know God's word, here is a book that will show the way! Kay Arthur introduces the inductive method of Bible study in a concise, easy to learn way that will benefit you and your family for years to come!
Okay, what is the inductive method? Well, as explained by the author, you are probably already familiar with it. If you have taken a biology course, you know that most things are learned best from observation. You can watch a frog develop from a tadpole, see it live on land and then dissect one in lab to see how it looks on the inside. You can then use those observations to compare with other biologists to see if your conclusions match. This same method can easily and effectively be applied to studying the Bible.
Kay Arthur takes you through the entire process beginning with the introduction of inductive study and the importance of Bible study to your life.
"When you know what God says, what He means, and how to put His truths into practice, you will be equipped for every circumstance of life," she says. She accomplishes this by taking you through the three basics: observation, interpretation, and application and showing you how each one relates to the other and then how to apply them to Bible study.
This method is appropriate for adults and youngsters and I was particularly excited that this could easily be converted into a language arts curriculum! It covers basic grammar and literature concepts such as verb tense; voice and mood; word origins (using the dictionary); comparison and contrast; and so much more! There are helpful appendices in the back and many pictorial aides throughout. As an added benefit, there are 10 Discover 4 Yourself: Inductive Bible Studies for Kids books to get you started! We also found 15 study guides appropriate for adults and older students! Additionally, there is also a NASB Inductive Study Bible available! Having a son challenged with ADD, we are always on the lookout for appropriate material that will entice him to learn and retain more! He has a genuine struggle with memorization, but this inductive study is a wonderful tool!
About the Author: Kay Arthur and her husband are the founders of Precept Ministries International (http://www.precept.org). This ministry reaches people through "Precept Upon Precept" Bible studies and Kay's radio and television program, Precepts for Life. Kay is the best selling author of more than 100 books and Bible studies and is also the active spokeswoman for The New Inductive Study Bible.