Studying the Bible is paramount to growing in your relationship with God. Luckily, we live in a time where Bible study resources are readily available at our fingertips (literally)! Therefore, we must use the resources available to us in order to learn, study, and apply the Word of God to our lives.
While not exhaustive, the Bible study resources below are resources I’ve personally used and enjoyed. I will continue to update this list as I discover more. Feel free to comment with some that have worked for you!
1. Logos Bible Software Logos Bible Software is an amazing way to digitally study the Bible and also have a ton of commentaries, notes, tools, and more to help you digest the word of God. There are multiple base packages available and some can get quite expensive. But there is a free version called Logos 7 Basic available that you can use and possibly upgrade as time goes on. Logos also offers an online digital store where you can purchase more resources and seamlessly add to your Logos library. There are also mobile apps that can be used in conjunction with the desktop software, which is available on both PC and Mac.
2. Olive Tree Bible Olive Tree Bible is very similar to Logos in that it is another wonderful software that you can use to study the Bible with ease. You can purchase commentaries, books, and more in the online Olive Tree store to expand you collection, just like you can in Logos. The software itself is free and available for PC, Mac, and mobile devices.
3. YouVersion Bible YouVersion Bible set the tone and paved the way for digital Bible access. There are a ton of translations available on the YouVersion website and mobile app. You can highlight, share scripture easily, and even do text comparisons between different translations. This is an essential app to download for quick and easy access to God’s Word.
Similar to the YouVersion Bible app, Bible.is provides access to some of the best audio (dramatized and non-dramatized) versions of the Bible. This is an excellent way of soaking in God’s word when you aren’t able to read, such as on a daily commute or while exercising.
5. Bible Hub Bible Hub provides a great resource for in-depth Bible study. There are commentaries, sermons, cross references, and parallel texts available for online research. There are also many different Bible translations available.
6. Bible Study Tools Bible Study Tools is another great website similar to Bible Hub. You can read the Bible in several different translations, read devotionals and commentaries, compare translations and much more.
7. Biblical Training Biblical Training is a wonderful resource for studying the Bible in a self-paced college course format. There are basic (foundational) courses, advanced, and seminary-level courses available, all for free!
8. Thru The Bible (TTB)
Jump on the Bible bus with Dr. J. Vernon McGee! Thru the Bible provides a five year study that goes chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse through the Bible with commentary by Dr. McGee. One of the best resources you can use to enhance your study time.
9. First 5 App
The First 5 app is exclusively for women wanting to study the Bible collectively. There are multiple Bible study plans available at your fingertips, where you can study with other women in the First 5 community or in a private group with women from your church. You also have the ability to study any of the plans individually.