Bible studies

Studies listed are those the site founder is familiar with and would recommend.  Many other wonderful studies are available.  For Bible book studies, scroll down for links. 


“Answers Academy: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life!”by Answers in Genesis” (AIG); promo for “This faith-defenders study series equips viewers to answer the big questions about the accuracy of the Bible Apologetics made easy!”

“Cold Case Christianity” DVD, participant guide, & book for small group study by J. Warner Wallace, former cold case detective; see “Case Maker Academy” studies for kids (scroll down); also has books & video clips.

“Everyday Questions” 9-week Bible study starter kit – by Drew McNeil, Carson Weitnauer, of “Ravi Zacharias International Ministries” (RZIM); “People are asking life’s biggest questions all around you. Are you hearing the questions? Are you ready for the conversation? Everyday Questions is RZIM’s nine-week small group curriculum designed to equip Christians in evangelism”.

“Faith & Reason Made Simple Teacher Manual: Rationally Defend What You Believe In A Culture of Skepticism” – by Rev. Rick McGough, founder of “Local Church Apologetics”; student guide and video study package also available.

“Forensic Faith Curriculum Kit” – 8-week DVD study by J. Warner Wallace , former cold case detective and founder of “Cold Case Christianity”; how to “develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity”; see “Case Maker Academy” for kids (scroll down); books & video clips available.

“Genesis Academy”“12-part DVD teaching series (a boxed set), complete with a free online STUDY GUIDE, based on the popular Bible commentary by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, author of “The Genesis Account”; by “Creation Ministries International” (CMI).

“Is Genesis History?” with Del Tackett trailer – “features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with the history recorded in Genesis.  From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, from the Bible to artifacts, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world”.

“The Case for a Creator, DVD & Study Guide” – 6-week DVD study by Lee Strobel & Garry Poole; “former atheist Lee Strobel has discovered that science, far from being the enemy of faith, now provides a solid foundation for belief in God”.

“The Evolution of a Creationist” – trailer for 5-part DVD teaching for families or ministry based on book by Dr. Jobe Martin of “Biblical Discipleship Ministries”; by “Exploration Films”; Dr. Martin was an evolutionist and now makes films that show God’s incredible design of animals; created “The Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution” and “Creation Proclaims” DVDs (listed under Creation videos – scroll down to kids’ section).

“The God Who Speaks” trailer for 8-week study from video documentary of the same name.

The Rocks Cry Out” DVD creation curriculum (3 volumes of 6 sessions each) – by chemical engineer, author, and speaker, Bruce Malone; “fascinating, visual presentation of the evidence supporting a Biblical creation viewpoint”; for teen & adult studies.

“The Secret Battle of Ideas About God” Curriculum kit – “Defend your faith from the dangerous ideas of other worldviews”; by Dr Jeff Myers, president of “Summit Ministries”.

“The Truth Project”by “Focus on the Family”, “a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Del Tackett. This home study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.”


“BASIC: We are Church, A Small Group” – 7-part series trailer by Francis Chan, pastor, author, and founder of “Crazy Love” and “We are Church”.

“Bible Bus”audio 5-year plan to go through the whole Bible with J. Vernon McGee, late pastor and founder of “Thru the Bible”; download notes & outlines & MP3 audio content at no charge.

Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – “global, in-depth Bible classes producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word and His Church. Our vision is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him; offers thousands of small groups all over the world for men, women, teens, children, & preschoolers; various book studies, blog, Holy Land tours, Facebook page, Find a group, & more.

“Knowing the Bible”trailer for new 22 volume Bible book study series by “Crossway” and offered through “Wordsearch Bible” of “Lifeway”; amazing resource reviewed by renowned theologian, J.I. Packer, for churches to make available for small groups or for individual study.

“Survey of the Bible” 4-week overview of Old Testament and 4-week overview of New Testament; part of “Bible School on Wheels” by Bruce Wilkinson, founder of “Walk Thru the Bible” and “Teach Every Nation” (TEN) (“to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world“); great way to understand and remember key points in the Bible.


“Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts”engaging format to learn history for kids, teens, & adults on DVD and online; “Acts Thru Revelation”, “The Gospels”, “American History”, and “Ancient History”; trailer from Episode 1 of “Holy Land”.

“The American Heritage DVD Seriesfrom “Wallbuilders”; 10 DVD set; “From Separation of Church and State, to the Civil Rights Movement, the heroism of our founding Fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the Godly, true story of our nation”.


“70 x 7” – 8-session small group study by Bruce Wilkinson, author, speaker, and founder of “Walk Thru the Bible”, “Teach Every Nation”, & “Bible School on Wheels”; powerful & life-changing study; scroll down page for participant video testimonies.

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life”trailer for 4-week DVD study by Mark Batterson.

“Be Transformed” – by Sharon Dutra, founder of “Be Transformed Ministries”; workbook of “14 individual studies that relate to some of the real, hard life issues that all of us face”; life-changing resource helpful for prison ministry, those desiring freedom from addiction, past pain, regret, or for those who want to live in victory; used internationally; author also wrote “New Beginnings: Understanding the Basic Principles of the Christian Faith” and “Fishers of Men: Becoming a Dynamic Disciple of Jesus Christ”; “Be Transformed” is also listed on the Hope & healing page under Outreach.

“Crazy Love” DVD study trailer – based on book by pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Crazy Love”,
Francis Chan.

“Discover Your God-Given Gifts” (uses gifts listed in Romans) – by Don & Katie Fortune of “Discover Your Gifts”; assessment links for adults, teens, & older kids; have “Discover Your Children’s Gifts” book (used both books & kids’ assessments to teach preteen Bible studies; also offers training course for leaders.

 “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God” – DVD Leader Kit, Revised & Expanded – by Henry T. Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, & Claude King; see trailer; took study early in my Christian walk and was strongly influenced by Blackaby (see some of his quotes below):

“The reality is that the Lord never calls the qualified; He qualifies the called.”

“The truth is that God can do anything He pleases through an ordinary person who is fully dedicated to Him.”

“When you offer yourself to God as His servant, He first expects to shape you into the instrument of His choosing. He will always work in you before He works through you.”

“Rather than focusing on what our church is doing for us, we ought to be asking what God is seeking to do in our church through us.”

“If you love God, you will obey Him! If you do not obey Him, you do not really love Him, regardless of what you may claim (see John 14:24).”

from Henry T. Blackaby in “Experiencing God”

“Fishers of Men: Becoming a Dynamic Disciple of Jesus Christ” – by Sharon Dutra, founder of “Be Transformed Ministries”; can be used for individual or group study; showing people “how to ‘reach the next level’ in their faith”; author has two other books, “New Beginnings: Understanding the Basic Principles of the Christian Faith” and “Be Transformed: by the Power of the Living God”.

“Follow Me” DVD study trailer for 6-session – by David Platt, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of Radical”;
“see What Jesus said about being His disciple”; study offered by Lifeway”.

Foundations” study with Ken Ham, founder of “Answers in Genesis” (AIG), the Creation Museum”, and the Ark Encounter”; “study offers Biblical answers to today’s most important issues!”.

“Hendrickson Rose Publishing” – various DVD or PowerPoint Bible studies; also have helpful fold-out laminated pamphlets on numerous topics, posters, books, & Bibles.

“How to Double Your Church, Business and Personal Productivity” – part of “Bible School on Wheels” by Bruce Wilkinson, founder of “Walk Thru the Bibleand “Teach Every Nation” (TEN; “to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world“); powerful, valuable, & life-changing teaching for every believer.

“Not a Fan” study based on book – by pastor and author, 
Kyle Idleman: “when confronted with a near death experience, Eric embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his commitment to Jesus Christ and tests the faith of his friends and family”.

“New Beginnings: Understanding the Basic Principles of the Christian Faith” – by Sharon Dutra, founder of “Be Transformed Ministries”; can be used for individual or group study; “12 chapters, which include subjects such as ‘What is Sin?’, ‘Who is God?’; ‘What is Communion’, ‘What is Baptism’ and ‘What is Faith?'”; written for those who desire to build a solid biblical foundation in their Christian faith”; used for prison ministry and internationally as well; author also wrote “Be Transformed: by the Power of the Living God” and “Fishers of Men: Becoming a Dynamic Disciple of Jesus Christ”.

“Radical” DVD study from book by David Platt, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Radical”;

“Study Gateway” – online membership “gives churches, small group leaders, and individuals instant access to the world’s best video Bible Studies”.

“Teach Every Nation” (TEN) – series of Bible studies “to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world.“; founded by Bruce Wilkinson; studies include “Survey of the Bible” (Old Testament and New Testament, “70 x 7” (forgiveness study), “How to Double Your Church, Business, & Personal Productivity”; “Bible School on Wheels” is a year-long certificate program that our church offers), “Anyone can Become a Great Communicator”, & more; after being in 3 of these studies, I highly recommend them to anyone.

KIDS’ BIBLE STUDIES (also listed under Leaders):

“Agents of Acts: on a Mission from God” – 8-week spy-themed series that studies the Book of Acts by exploring the lives of those who acted as God’s “Agents” while spreading the Gospel and increasing the followers of Jesus; by Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of and author of “DiscipleTown”.

Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum – 30 sessions can be used as Bible study for church or home; combines “7 C’s of History”, “Beginnings”, & “Questions” kids’ studies; from “Answers in Genesis” (AIG).

“Case Makers Academy” studies for older kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace , founders of “Cold Case Christianity”; academy includes:

  “Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective”

  “Forensic Faith for Kids: Become a More Reasonable Follower of Jesus”

  “God’s Crime Scene for Kids: Investigate the Case for God’s Existence”

“Discover 4 Yourself series” – by Kay Arthur of “Precept Ministries”; many inductive Bible studies for older kids/preteens; can use at church or home.

“Eat this Book Challenge!”by Dema Kohen, founder of “We are Kidmin” with blog for parents/leaders; “We want them [kids] to fall in love with the Bible and develop a passionate, life-long relationship with God’s Holy Book”; also offers money management course for kids – see Facebook page for “Kingdompreneur Kids Academy.

“Explorer Series for Kids” apologetics series for 5th-6th graders – by “Apologetics Press”; 13 sessions of “full-color, 8-page lessons includes professional artwork and illustrations that appeal to young readers”; “flexible enough so that it can be used in Bible class settings, VBS classes, homeschooling, or even summer camps.”

“Follow Me” – 8-week preteen series based on book by pastor, author, speaker, David Platt, of “Radical”; study offered through “Lifeway”.

“My Awesome Adventure” – by “Discipleland” in partnership with Karl Bastian, founder of “Kidology”; offers Disciple Guides for ages 9-12 and 6-9 and Leader Guides; bundle also available; fun discipleship Bible study for church or home.

“Patterns of Evidence for Young Explorers” preteen or family study based on movie “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (discovering evidence for the Exodus account); by Tim Mahoney; study can be used at church or home.

“Revelation for Kids: Revelation made simple for kids and grownups too” – by Shama Stock; offers resources for those who “feel overwhelmed by the complexity of Revelation and yet know it’s important” or “have a desire to share the Revelation of Jesus with the kids and teens in your life but need some resources”, and are “looking for truth based on the Word of God alone”; great Bible-focused resource to help people understand and teach from this important book; Revelation 1:3 tells us, “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”; offers “The 7 Churches: Lessons from the Book of Revelation” (see sample lesson); can also find picture cards, coloring pages, and an e-book for teens (“Dragons and Beasts”) and even offers a 3-session overview of the book of Revelation to download at no charge; also offers a  “Revelation Quick Start Guide” and the “Read Revelation Challenge”.

“Show Me Jesus”– by “Great Commission Publications”; can also be used as “stand-alone” small group material, ie. preteen “Bible Survey”, “God’s Promises”, or “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

“Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids” 7-week study of Ephesians 6:10-17; “based on the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer of “Going Beyond Ministries”; helps equip kids to put on the Armor of God to fight life’s battles. Each week develops an aspect of God’s own character, as expressed through Jesus, through Bible study and fun learning activities”.

MARRIAGE BIBLE STUDIES – see Families: marriage resources.


“The Alexandrian Forum: Discover Jesus in a way that changes how you see everything” – “Spiritual revival comes from reading the Word of God”; offers online free audio Bible classes (Alexandrian Academy), “How to Study the Bible”, “Finding Jesus in the Old Testament”, “Finding Jesus in the New Testament”, devotionals, e-mail newsletter, “Literary Bible Study” pdf download, & more; founded by professor & attorney, Dr. Warren Gage.

PARENTING BIBLE STUDIES see Families: resources for parents.


Sexuality and the Church” DVD small group study, “How to develop transparent Christian environments of safety and radical transformation” – by Garry and Melissa Ingraham, founders of “Love & Truth Network”; also offers articles, resources for church leaders, speakers, & more; Garry grew up in a legalistic Christian family while struggling with same sex attraction.


“QUEST” teen study based on movie “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (discovering evidence for the Exodus account); by Tim Mahoney; see trailer for movie; can be used at church or home.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – I’ve taken many women’s studies, but the most impactful were Cynthia Heald, Beth Moore (took her challenge to pray for God to give me a passion for His Word, and He did), and Priscilla Shirer:

Beth Moore of “Living Proof Ministries” great Bible studies listed below; conferences.

“Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – groups all around the world meet for comprehensive, “verse-by-verse study of the Bible as God’s Truth, to be studied, savored and lived out”; go through one book of the Bible each school year; groups for men and young adults also in some areas.

Cynthia Heald “Becoming a Woman” Bible study series; now offers video teaching, DVD, or online streaming.

Jennifer Rothschild‘s “Psalm 23 DVD Leader Kit” – women’s Bible study unpacks this passage with great insights; individual book is an excellent resource on its own, but group study is recommended.

Priscilla Shirer of “Going Beyond Ministries” great Bible studies listed below; conferences.

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