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Search the Scriptures: A Study Guide to the Bible : New NIV Edition

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The study of God's Word is essential to spiritual growth. Still, a daily encounter with the Bible can be difficult to sustain. Search the Scriptures can support you in your discipline of daily Bible study. Using a question-and-answer approach, it helps you discover God's truth for yourself. Its built-in flexibility and clear presentation allow you to use its contents accor ...more
Paperback, 519 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by InterVarsity Press (first published 1967)
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Tim Pennings
I went through this book while in college - getting up each morning and using it for my devotions. Finished three years to the day from when I started, and got a half dozen friends to join me during that time. I wrote down the questions from the book and my answers, and now essentially have my own commentary of the Bible. I have used several discoveries from my reading to write papers which have been published. In short, this is one of the very best books and uses of time that anyone who is seri ...more
Steve
Mar 08, 2011 Steve rated it it was amazing
A great study guide that takes you through the bible in 3 years at a chapter a day.
2 questions every day. When you are finished you have written your own commentary and meditation on the entire bible.

This is a another book tha has had an immense impact on me. I have been through it twice and am slowly going throughit a third time.
I credit the time I have spent meditating and responding to God through the questions in this book with giving me a broad and thoughtful picture of God and his characte
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Stephen Otto
Sep 22, 2011 Stephen Otto rated it it was amazing
Please release in an eBook format. (In addition to Kindle and iBooks, CBD now has their own ebook format and reader app.)
Amanda Rogers
Sep 11, 2011 Amanda Rogers rated it it was amazing
So far this is by far the most phenomenal bible devotion I have ever done. I am about a one year into it.
Joan Eppehimer
Jan 05, 2013 Joan Eppehimer rated it it was amazing
I am on my third time through using this book as an aid to my Bible study. It is excellent. It requires a time commitment of at least 20 minutes, but the benefits I get from it are worth it. Sometimes I don't even need the questions, the section of scripture is just so rich, God speaks to me directly. I think that by having used it for so long the questions have aided my ability to see truths and applications on my own now. This book is only an aid, it does not do the study for you, it helps you ...more
Steven
Oct 18, 2012 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Search the Scriptures is by far the best daily devotional study I have ever done. I have gone through it several times now and am constantly amazed its ability to meet you where you are. Its questions point you in a direction like a good guide and let you discover what lies ahead. Take the time to work through the book and you will be richly rewarded for your efforts! I promise.
Alice
Nov 16, 2007 Alice rated it really liked it
If you're ready to progress beyond a syrupy feel-good story in your daily devotions book, this provides a good outline for do-it-yourself Bible study.

Finally finished the entire book! Four years first to last page. Spoiler alert: the Good Guys win!
Helen Cosner
Aug 03, 2007 Helen Cosner rated it really liked it
This is what I do my Bible Study with. It really helps me to reflect!
Emily
Jan 09, 2017 Emily rated it it was amazing
My daily companion for three and a half years, I can't recommend Search the Scriptures highly enough. It takes you through each book of the Bible day by day, unravelling tricky passages and apparent anomalies and presenting two or three questions to challenge you both intellectually and personally. This book allowed me to read the whole Bible in a focussed and structured way. "Heaven and earth may pass away, but my words will not pass away." (Matt 24:35)
T C Netzley
Probably a great book for those newer to Scripture. Went too slow for my taste, but did ask some great questions to reflect with. Slowing down with what one reads in Scripture is very important and helpful at times. If that is what you need, some reflective guidance at a slower pace, this may be the book that does it.
I really enjoyed the slower pace at times and some of the questions did seem fresh. I would recommend this book for a slowed pace (meant for a 3 year study through) and/or for the
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Janine Toomey
Nov 06, 2015 Janine Toomey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book became my good friend over the last few years. It is designed to be a 3 year study through the entire Bible. The questions challenged my reading, and greatly helped me to drill down on my daily commune with scripture. I will move on to the next endeavor with great reluctance as I leave this old friend behind.
Brian
Nov 16, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing
This is a unique book in its approach to bible study. By spreading the study out over three years, "Search the Scriptures" encourages the reader to dig deep into a handful of verses at a time. This slow approach has given me several insights over the years and I refer back to my notes on a regular basis.
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