Listed below is a partial collection of my Christian library that is often used for reference and research while preparing Study In Faith Bible Studies. Some of these books are used every day and while it may appear redundant to have several study Bibles, each of them offers unique and insightful information. There are many other books contained in my personal library however several of them are sadly now out of print.
When studying the Bible, follow scriptural guidance as noted in 2 Tim. 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The Bereans in the New Testament were diligent readers of scripture searching for truth as recorded in Acts 17:11, These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Lastly, always remember, that scripture was inspired by God as documented in 2 Tim. 3:16, All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
May God richly bless you in your search for faith, hope and love in the Lord Jesus Christ! As Jesus said in the scriptures from John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Truly, Jesus is the answer, Jesus is the way, Jesus is the only hope today. Thank you for your support of Study In Faith!
|KJV Personal Concord Reference Bible, French morocco leather, black
By Cambridge University Press
This edition features red-letter text for the words of Christ. The text is compact yet clear, and the Bible has the same layout and pagination as others in the Concord family—thorough cross-references, pronunciation marks, a glossary, concordance, dictionary, and fifteen maps. Bound in a choice of real or imitation leathers, it has a ribbon marker, presentation page, and gold page edges.
|Old Scofield Study Bible Classic Edition, KJV, Bonded Leather Blue Thumb-Indexed
By Oxford University Press
A full-featured study Bible at an amazing price! Dr. C.I. Scofield's classic study system (1917 edition) accompanies the authoritative KJV to form this matchless resource. A clear, red letter typeface and convenient size add to the usefulness of the Standard Edition. Features include book introductions and outlines, a unique subject chain reference system, comprehensive indexes and concordance and accurate New Oxford Bible Maps.
This renowned study Bible features:
|KJV Companion Bible, genuine leather, black, thumb-indexed
By Kregel Publications
An in-depth study Bible with extensive margin notes on the structure of the biblical text, explanations of Hebrew words and their use, charts, parallel passages, lists of proper names, calendars, and timelines, along with cross references and 198 appendixes by E. W. Bullinger, covering such topics as:
|KJV, Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, Bonded Leather, Black, Red Letter (Indexed)
By Zondervan Bibles
The KJV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible compels you to experience the harmony of God’s Word with an optimal cross-reference system that has been enriching the spiritual hearts and minds of believers for over 100 years!
Scripture is presented with a reference system that acts as a guide, not merely a tool, allowing you to explore a specific topic methodically through the entirety of the text. Relevant scripture verses are linked together, with over 100,000 topical references and 8,000 chain topics, enabling a study of the Bible that is relevant for all of the faithful- from those interested in what the Bible says about a particular word of interest to those wanting to prepare a sermon that delivers the unity of God’s special revelation to a divided world.
Some biblical study helps can be cluttered in with God’s Word; unintentionally distracting the reader from the simplicity of biblical truth. You will find, however, that the KJV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible’s highly structured and organized cross-reference system has been refined and updated through the years to deliver a reading and study experience that will encourage you to explore Scripture and discover what God has revealed about topics that interest you.
|KJV Ryrie Study Bible Bonded leather, Black, Thumb-Indexed
By Moody Publishers
The Ryrie Study Bible is especially designed ho help you study and understand the Bible—”the greatest of all books. A comprehensive single source for all Bible study needs, the Ryrie Study Bible includes detailed sections such as:
Dr. Ryrie’s years of study, teaching and writing make him exceptionally qualified to enable an understanding of the fundamental truths of Scripture.
Other features include:
|KJV Dake Annotated Reference Bible, Large Print, Bonded leather, Black
By Dake Bible Publishers
The Dake Annontated Reference Bible – KJV – Large Print Edition features both the Scripture Text and the study notes in a very comfortable 10 point type. The Dake features a three column format which clearly separate Scripture from commentary notes on the same page.
|King James Study Bible, Second Edition, Bonded Leather, black–indexed
By Thomas Nelson
The best-selling study Bible in the King James Version-now updated, with added features. Trusted for 25 years, The King James Study Bible has dependable notes and annotations from scholars you can rely on, led by General Editor Edward Hindson. A clear presentation of conservative Bible doctrine, with the resources you need for knowing God’s Word.
|KJV New Testament – Audiobook on CD
By Whitaker House
The world’s most popular KJV Audio Bible read by the famous Alexander Scourby. 14 high quality CDs manufactured by state-of-the-art replicating equipment. Comes in convenient black slip case for easy transportation and organization.
|KJV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible, bonded leather, black-indexed
By AMG Publishers
The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible combines essential tools for Hebrew and Greek with translations that are accurate and clear. An easy-to-use style plus the benefitsof the Strong’s Dictionary numbering system makes this study Bible one for every student of God’s Word, no matter what age.
The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible is a complete English Bible text for cross-reference study to the original languages from which the Bible was translated.
System of Study
|The Matthew Henry Study Bible, KJV – Bonded Leather, Black
By Hendrickson Publishers
Read the Bible With Notes From the Best-Loved Commentary in the World
For centuries now, Christians have been reading the Matthew Henry commentary to help them apply studious biblical teachings to their lives. The time-tested reliability of Henry’s scriptural analysis compelled Charles H. Spurgeon to call the commentary: “a Christian’s companion, suitable to everybody, instructive to all.” The Matthew Henry Study Bible places that companion along God’s Word, enabling a seamless biblical study experience that will encourage your heart and instruct your faith with the enduring legacy of Matthew Henry’s inspirational notes. Honoring the history of the content but also featuring updated notes for a modern audience, the Matthew Henry Study Bible allows you to journey through Scripture at a pace that will deepen your relationship with God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
|ESV Personal-Size Study Bible-genuine leather, black
The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size ranks at the top of the list of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever published. It was created by an outstanding team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers from 9 countries, nearly20 denominations, and 50 seminaries, colleges, and universities. The ESV Study Bible features a wide array of study tools equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resourcelibrary, making it an invaluable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word.
This Personal Size edition retains all of the original 20,000 study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions. To conserve space, some of the extensive articles have beenremoved from this edition and placed online for free access.Enjoy the comprehensive resources of the bestselling ESV Study Bible, now in a convenient smaller size!
|Smith’s Bible Dictionary
By F.N. & M.A. Peloubet, eds. / Hendrickson Publishers
This is a revision by F.N. and M.A. Peloubet of William Smith’s classic Bible dictionary. Their edition preserves the theological substance of Smith’s original work and illuminates it with the insights of more recent archaeological discoveries. It describes the more important people and places of the Bible and the major teachings of Scripture, and includes Smith’s famous 4,000 questions & answers.
|Wiersbe Bible Commentary NT
By Warren Wiersbe / David C Cook
Whether you are a pastor, teacher, or layperson, now you can study the Bible in easy-to-read sections that emphasize personal application as well as biblical meaning. Developed and abridged from Dr. Wiersbe’s popular “Be” series of Bible study books, this commentary carefully unpacks all of the New Testament. The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament offers you insights on the entire New Testament, with introductions and outlines for each book , and clear, readable text that’s free of lofty jargon. Non-technical.
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 150 books, including the popular “Be” series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies. In 2002, he was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
|The Bible Knowledge Commentary: New Testament
By John Walvoord / David C Cook
Our best-selling “small” commentary set for laypeople is The Bible Knowledge Commentary duo, edited by John Walvoord and Roy Zuck. (We call it “small” because it’s just one volume on the Old Testament and one on the New—but in every other way this set is BIG!) Each Bible book is introduced and outlined, then clearly and reliably explained, passage by passage. Maps, charts, and diagrams will expand and enrich your understanding. Based on the NIV. 2580 pages total, two hardcovers, Victor.
|The Expositor’s Bible Commentary-Abridged Volume 2: New Testament
By Kenneth Barker / Zondervan
When you want to dig more deeply into the meaning of God’s Word, a good expository Bible commentary is ideal. You want more than simple commentary that just scratches the surface. But you don’t want a time-consuming multi-volume set laden with fine points you can’t use. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Abridged Edition: New Testament is tailor-made for you. Based on the critically acclaimed Expositor’s Bible Commentary used by pastors, students, and scholars across the world, this Gold Medallion-winning resource offers you the full, penetrating, verse-by-verse commentary of the full series while leaving out needless technical details. Marshaling the knowledge of twenty-one top biblical scholars, it brings tremendous insight to your Bible studies. This commentary features:
|Morning and Evening – KJV
By Charles Spurgeon / Hendrickson Publishers
For thousands of Christians over the last century, Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening has been a daily devotional guide through life’s ups and downs. New generations can once again enjoy Spurgeon’s beautiful prose and elegant command of the English language in this completely revised edition. Morning and Evening offers readers the best of Spurgeon’s insight and wise counsel on themes that are as relevant to our day as they were in his day. In this updated version, Spurgeon’s work is returned to its former brilliance while retaining the beautiful language of the original King James Version.
|Exploring John: An Expository Commentary
By Kregel Publications
This comprehensive commentary studies the book written by the apostle whom Jesus loved. The purpose of John’s Gospel was not to provide a historical sketch of Jesus. His intent was to emphasize the person of Christ and underscore the signs that proved his deity.
|Exploring Revelation: An Expository Commentary
By Kregel Publications
The John Phillips Commentary Series is designed to provide pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of the Scripture with doctrinally sound interpretation that emphasizes the practical application of Bible truth. Working from the familiar King James Version, Dr. Phillips not only provides helpful commentary on the text, but also includes detailed outlines and numerous illustrations and quotations. Anyone wanting to explore the meaning of God’s Word in greater depth – for personal spiritual growth or as a resource for preaching and teaching – will welcome the guidance and insights of this respected series.
|Survey of the New Testament [Paperback]
By Paul N. Benware / Moody Publishers
An outstanding survey of the New Testament for laypeople! In this revised volume, Benware examines the anticipation, institution, and fulfillment of the New Covenant. Along with a book-by-book study, he includes a chronological look at Christ’s life, information on Roman politics and ideologies, a glimpse of the intertestamental period, and 30 helpful charts. 340 pages, softcover from Moody.
|The Normal Christian Life
By Watchman Nee / Tyndale House
Explore the path of faith and the eternal purpose of God! Remembered for his leadership in the house church movement in China, Nee spent his last 20 years in a Communist prison. His powerful meditations on God, Jesus, and the Bible bring the daily reality of following Christ into sharp focus. 294 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
|The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Revised and Expanded
By R.K. Harrison, ed. / Moody Publishers
A bestseller for almost 50 years, this time-honored classic is now more valuable than ever. Its 6, 700-plus entries, reflecting the most current scholarship and over 1,200,000 words, are supplemented with detailed essays, colorful photography and maps, and dozens of charts and illustrations to enhance your understanding of God’s Word. Based on the New American Standard Version.
The late Merrill F. Unger (A.B., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Th.M, Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) pastored several churches before joining the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary in 1948. There he served as professor of Old Testament studies until his retirement in 1967. He was the author of many books including such monumental reference works as Unger’s Bible Dictionary and the two-volume Unger’s Commentary on the Old Testament. Dr. Unger died in 1981.
|Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, Updated Edition KJV
By Hendrickson Publishers
A favorite for decades, Strong’s numbering system is cross-referenced to many other important study tools. Now it’s even easier to use! Newly typeset for clearer readability, it includes reorganized main entries, updated and improved Hebrew and Greek dictionaries, and handy indexing.
Erratum: The table of contents lists a section on “Updated Edition Premium CD” on page xii. This section does not exist and a CD is not included.
By Clarence Larkin / Whitaker House
Dispensational Truth is Rev. Clarence Larkin’s famous book on dispensationalism with his beautifully drawn black and white charts. A must-have book for any student of dispensationalism, the book contains more than 115 charts, maps, and drawings.
The result of thirty years of study, Dispensational Truth is a gold mine of information on prophetic truth for the busy pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, and everyone who loves God’s Word. In fact, Larkin’s charts have been called “the gold standard” of pre-tribulation knowledge.
A trained draftsman, Larkin diagrammed what he read during his Bible studies. From his drawings and charts, the study of God’s Word has enriched generations of those who seek illumination and clarification regarding history, prophecy, and the future of mankind.
|My Utmost For His Highest – Classic Edition
By Oswald Chambers / Discovery House
My Utmost for His Highest has been a proven, best-selling devotional for many years. Over the past century, Oswald Chambers’s writings have inspired countless people to drink deeply from the biblical truths that he so passionately championed. His words are simultaneously penetrating and invigorating, and they trigger something in your soul leaving you forever changed. The biblical thoughts and themes that Chambers delivers in this classic-language edition will resonate with you as you seek to grow your faith.
|Be Right (Romans)
By David C Cook
Combining the exegesis of a commentary with the exposition of a Bible study, Wiersbe explores what the Book of Romans says about reconciling ourselves to God, others, and the world. You’ll learn about Christians and the Law; freedom and fulfillment; wrong righteousness; and right relationships. Based on the NIV and updated with study questions. 192 pages, softcover from Cook.
By William R. Newell / Kregel Publications
Scholarly and analytical, practical and devotional, Newell’s classic commentary is ideal for personal Bible study and sermon preparation. His interpretation considers both Greek and English texts, illuminating the apostle’s thinking; while ample footnotes provide valuable information on the historical and critical context of individual passages. Written from a dispensationalist perspective. 588 pages, softcover from Kregel.
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