DIGITAL RESOURCES AND APPS
The Bible Project — This site and app provides free visual summaries of Bible books and themes, free Bible reading app, and free online courses.
YouVersion Bible App — This free Bible site and app provides numerous Bible translations, audio Bibles, and reading plans.
The Gospel Coalition Commentaries — Free and concise explanation of each book of the Bible.
Dwell Audio Bible — This paid Bible app offers a premium listening experience.
Bible Gateway — This site provides free access to a large numbers of Bible translations and audio Bibles. It also provides access to a limited number of free Bible commentary resources. You can access to trusted commentaries and other resources with a Bible Gateway Plus account ($49.99/year).
14 Principles for studying the Bible — Crossway article.
Click here to download a digital version of our “How to Read the Bible” card.
BOOKS AND COMMENTARIES
How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth — “In clear, simple language, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible wealth of God’s Word.”
How to Read the Bible Book by Book — “For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.”
How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens — “How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens presents Christ as the central focus of each biblical book and the primary way the Bible relates to contemporary circumstances. It shows how each book of the Bible has an identifiable theme ultimately fulfilled in the person and work of Christ.”
The New Bible Commentary — “The New Bible Commentary offers 66 solid, concise, evangelical commentaries―one on each book of the Bible. These detailed (passage-by-passage or verse-by-verse) commentaries, based on the NIV text, are accompanied by introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes, outlines, and discussions of recent developments in biblical scholarship.”
The IVP Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Old Testament — “The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament [provides] historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge–making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament.”
The IVP Bible Backgrounds Commentary, New Testament — “This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible―and richer―Bible study. It includes a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament.”
BIBLE READING PLANS
The M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan (through the Bible in a year)
Daily Bible Reading Plan (through the Bible in a year)
New Testament Reading Plan (through the New Testament in 6 months)
Click here to find other Bible reading plans on the ESV website.
Click here to find other Bible reading plans from the Bible Project.