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!”
“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”.
“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 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 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.”
BIBLE BOOK STUDIES:
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.
“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.
CHRISTIAN HISTORY STUDIES:
“The American Heritage DVD Series“ – from “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”.
GENERAL BIBLE STUDIES:
“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.
“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”.
“How to Double Your Church, Business and Personal Productivity” – 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“); powerful, valuable, & life-changing teaching for every believer.
“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”.
“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 Kidology.org and author of “DiscipleTown”.
“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.”
“Foundations for Kids: A 260 Day Bible Reading Plan for Kids” – by Robby & Kandi Gallaty; also has activities.
“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”.
“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.
ONLINE BIBLE STUDIES:
“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 HEALING STUDIES:
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.
TEEN BIBLE STUDIES:
“Chronological Bible Study Theme Pack” – study for teens & adults; includes “The 10 Minute Bible Journey” & bookmark, Chronological Bible Study Discussion Guide, “The Gospel Through His-story Video” download, “Seven C’s of History Timeline Poster”, “7 C’s of History” DVD, “Scarlet Thread” Poster, “Begin” book, & “Property of My Creator Wristband”.
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:
- “A Women’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “Breaking Free: Discover The Power of Christian Freedom” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “Daniel: Lives of Integrity Words of Prophecy” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “David: Seeking a Heart Like His” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “Jesus, the One and Only” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.
- “To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul” – DVD study, & workbook.