Category Archives: Bible Study Tools

The Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Teens by Jim George

The Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Teens by Jim George

The Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Teens

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Bestselling author Jim George adapts his popular The Bare-Bones Bible Handbook (55,000 copies sold) for teens. This fast and friendly overview of every book of the Bible will inspire teens to explore the wisdom and truth of scripture as they discover: What is the major theme of each book of the Bible? What are the most important lessons for everyday life in each book? Who are the key characters, and what do they teach us? What are the key events in each book? This fascinating survey also includes sidebars geared to a teen’s interests and life, giving them a solid foundation of knowledge about the most important book ever written. And Jim George’s ability to make complex topics understandable will have readers referring to this resource again and again as their faith and wisdom grow throughout the years. A must for every youth group and leader.

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Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Nielson

Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Nielson

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It’s happening everywhere. People all over the nation—all over the world—are gathering in churches, school dormitories, and neighborhoods, drawn together to study the most influential book in human history: God’s Word, The Bible. Any Christian who recognizes the importance of the Bible agrees that it is crucial to study it regularly—but how do you do that? Is it the same thing as reading through it? Or is there a set of characteristics that define true, effective Bible study and set it apart from reading any other book? Here Kathleen Nielson presents both a celebration of Bible study and an exploration of what it truly is. Writing as a fellow interested believer, but also as a specialist in literature, she explains what Bible study is by first considering what the Bible itself is, and how that affects the way we should approach it. If you long to elevate your study of the Bible above “What the verses mean to me”; if you want to understand God’s Word, instead of taking a speaker or commentator’s words at face value; this book will be an invaluable resource toward getting you on the path toward blessed, meaningful, real Bible study.
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons.

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Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word Table of Contents (PDF)

Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word Sample Chapter (PDF)

 


Joshua: All God’s Good Promises by Kathleen Nielson

Joshua: All God's Good Promises by Kathleen Nielson

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Joshua: All God’s Good Promises leads through a detailed study of this Old Testament book about God’s unfailing promises to his people. Each lesson’s five days of questions (along with helpful comments and context) guide in a process of careful examination and application of the biblical text. Close attention is given to the shape and development of the narrative – as Joshua leads across the Jordan, through the conquest of the land, and into the settled rest of the inheritance promised them.
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author.

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Joshua Table of Contents (PDF)

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Nehemiah: Rebuilt and Rebuilding by Kathleen Nielson

Nehemiah: Rebuilt and Rebuilding by Kathleen Nielson

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Dr. Kathleen Nielson brings her great love for the Word of God to bear upon the dramatic story and themes of restoration found in the Book of Nehemiah. This study brings us face to face with God?s covenant people and God’s faithfulness to His promises. Kathleen, a gifted teacher, guides the student to consider the text and contexts with an historical, redemptive perspective, pointing us to the fulfillment of God ‘s promises in Christ.
Jane Patete, Coordinator of PCA Women’s Ministries
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Niel Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons.

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Psalms: Songs Along the Way by Kathleen Nielson

Psalms: Songs Along the Way by Kathleen Nielson

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Nielson introduces the whole book of Psalms and guides the reader through detailed study of selected psalms. Careful attention to textual form and content combines with personal meditation and application. A diverse selection (psalms of praise, lament, etc.) illumines the Psalter’s beauty and breadth, encouraging further use of psalms in study, prayer, and worship.

Walk into any Christian Book store and your head will spin with the enormous volume of Bible study materials available for women – how can you choose which to use? If you open up one of Kathleen’s studies you will be gently led to unpack the scriptures and find yourself sitting at the feet of Jesus and learning of him. With a wonderful balance of truth and application, she helps the journey from head to heart be one that transforms us. We have enjoyed using this material in our Bible studies for five years, and we look forward to many more titles
Kari Stainback, Director of Women’s Ministries, Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons

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Psalms Table of Contents (PDF)

Psalms Sample Chapter (PDF)

 


Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom by Kathleen Nielson

Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom by Kathleen Nielson

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Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom leads the reader in a detailed study of this book of wisdom literature. Each lesson’s five days of questions (along with helpful comments and context) guide in a process of careful examination and application of the biblical text. Early lessons explore the background, shape, and theme of the entire book. The bulk of the lessons dig into Proverbs’ poetic kaleidoscope of wisdom-themes: words, work, neighbors and friends, marriage and family, sex, money, planning for the future. This study leads readers to listen well to God’s inspired word in the book of Proverbs.
“This study is my favorite starting place for help people learn to delight in the study of Scripture. Not a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps or a go-be-a-good-Christian approach, Kathleen helps us discover how a life transformed by the gospel is motivated to live out the principial wisdom of Proverbs as a grateful response to salvation.”
Teren Sechrist
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons.

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Proverbs Table of Contents (PDF)

Proverbs Sample Chapter (PDF)

 


Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Wisdom Searching and Finding by Kathleen Nielson

Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs by Kathleen Nielson

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Nielson leads the reader in a study of two of the most beautiful Old Testament poetic books, both of which deal with universal, basic human quests: for the meaning of life (Ecclesiastes), and the joy of love (Song of Songs). Careful attention to textual form and content combines with personal meditation and application.
Walk into any Christian Book store and your head will spin with the enormous volume of Bible study materials available for women – how can you choose which to use? If you open up one of Kathleen’s studies you will be gently led to unpack the scriptures and find yourself sitting at the feet of Jesus and learning of him. With a wonderful balance of truth and application, she helps the journey from head to heart be one that transforms us. We have enjoyed using this material in our Bible studies for five years, and we look forward to many more titles.
Kari Stainback, Director of Women’s Ministries, Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons

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Ecclesiastes Table of Contents (PDF)

Ecclesiastes Sample Chapter (PDF)

 


Isaiah: The Lord Saves by Kathleen Nielson

Isaiah: The Lord Saves by Kathleen Nielson

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Isaiah contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible and is a theological masterpiece, presenting God’s redemptive plan. Kathleen offers depth and a clear overview, encouraging you to read with understanding and joy.
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author

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Isaiah Table of Contents (PDF)

Isaiah Sample Chapter (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 


John: That You May Believe by Kathleen Nielson

John: That You May Believe by Kathleen Nielson

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John may be the most artful and poetic of the gospels; it demands and rewards study of its literary shape, the power of its metaphors (eg – “I am”s), Jesus’ deep discourses, and the beauty of his unfolding passion throughout its chapters. Jesus, the Word made flesh, emerges powerfully and personally, so it is no surprise that John sums up his Gospel’s message as “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John offers a theologically deep answer and a compelling historical narrative as to the identity and purpose of God’s anointed Son.
Because Kathleen Nielsen understands the structure and theology of John’s Gospel as it relates to its mastering theme, and because she ( a poet herself) is sensitive to John’s use of metaphor and nuanced expression, and because she is committed to letting the text speak for itself – Dr. Nielsen provides a sure-footed guide through the fourth Gospel. Also, as an experienced Bible study teacher her work on John is easy to follow and full of engaging application. That You May Believe will be of rich benefit for all who for all who want to learn and live the Gospel of John.
R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton

Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons.

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John table of contents (PDF)

John Sample Chapters (PDF)


Colossians and Philemon: Continue to Live in Him by Kathleen Nielson

Colossians and Philemon: Continue to Live in Him by Kathleen Nielson

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These studies offer a guide into deeper study of God’s Word, one whole book at a time. Five days of questions in each lesson lead the way into careful textual study, with helpful context and commentary woven throughout. The aim is to read the Scriptures—and to learn to read the Scriptures—with ever increasing discernment, delight, and conviction.
“Through the study of the book of Colossians, Kathleen’s questions help focus the eyes of our hearts on the one in whom she finds such great delight — the pinnacle of all study — the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Literally – a life giving study!”
Teren Sechrist
“Dr. Kathleen Nielson has a special gift for understanding the Bible as literature, which makes her a superb guide for understanding any passage in the Old or New Testament. She is also a big-picture thinker who sees how each part of the Bible fits into the whole story of salvation. Her practical, Christ-centered Bible study guides will help you dig deeper into the Scriptures and go deeper in the knowledge of God.”
Philip Graham Ryken

Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Neil Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons

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Colossians and Philemon Table of Contents (PDF)

Colossians and Philemon Sample Chapter (PDF)