The Bible is an incredibly profound book. Through the texts included in the Bible, we can gain wisdom for life, come to understand ourselves and others better, and – most importantly – come to know the living God on an ever-deepening relational level.
However, if we’re being honest, the Bible is hard to read, and even harder to understand!
Fortunately, in the age of the Internet, we have access to a myriad of free, incredibly useful tools to help us become better readers, listeners, and doers of the Scriptures.
Below is a list of four of the resources we find to be most helpful:
1. YouVersion Bible App
Available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, the YouVersion Bible app from Life.Church is an incredibly helpful way to engage the Scriptures. Here’s some of the best features of the app:
•More than 2,000 Bible translations in more than 1,300 languages
•A large number of audio Bibles
BibleProject is best known as a YouTube channel, featuring beautifully animated explainer videos that take viewers through various Biblical themes, words, as well as all of the books of the Bible.
BibleProject also has a great podcast that explores the subject matter of their videos in much greater depth, as well as a Classroom initiative that offers free online graduate-level Biblical studies courses. They have several other great resources available for free on their website.
3. Read Scripture
Read Scripture is an app from BibleProject and Crazy Love Ministries designed to take readers through the entire Bible. Helpful explainer videos are embedded into the app, and if the Read Scripture plan is followed daily, a reader will get through the entire Bible in a year. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.
4. Bible Hub
Bible Hub is a website that has many free Bible study resources, including tools to help see the Biblical text in the original languages as well as helpful commentaries that explain the text of Scripture.
What are some free Bible study resources you find to be helpful? Let us know in the comments.