Many people have studied the Bible. It is considered one of the most ancient and respected books on earth. The Bible is used by Christians of many denominations. There are several different versions of the Bible, with one of the most popular being the King James Version of the Bible.
You can study the entire Bible in a year by dedicating some free evening or morning time to this project. Most people read the Bible as it is presented chronologically. For those new to Bible study, getting a Bible study workbook can be quite useful as this will suggest passages of the Bible you may wish to reflect on and ways to organize your study. Some who have attended church for a long time or those who have studied the Bible in the past may be more confident with self-study methods. By simply reading a page or two of the Bible each night, you will work your way through the Bible most often in a calendar year.
Some that decide to study the Bible may be surprised to learn that an excellent tool to add to your study methods is by actually writing in your own Bible. Adding your own personal notes about sermons, passages that have inspired you or even meditations on Bible quotes can only deepen your learning experience. The Bible is a book that you can study again and again. Many that take up Bible study choose to study it year after year, learning something new about passages they have re-read for years as their knowledge and understanding increases.
Taking a Bible study class can also be quite useful. Your church or town may offer a Bible study class. Sometimes if your church does not offer one, it can be an excellent idea to volunteer to start one. Usually you are not the only one in your church congregation studying the Bible. Other church members would likely welcome the company of a group to study the Bible. Your priest or minister could lead the group, or you could be a self-led group run by church volunteers. Bible study classes are a great way to encourage learners at different rates as everyone has something valuable to offer.
Each church member comes to the Bible with different personal experiences and a unique perspective. Some may have studied the Bible for years and others may be very new to this experience. The richness of this type of group can be a valuable experience for everyone. Even those who have studied for years can learn something from the fresh viewpoint of someone who is new to Bible study.
No matter your personal beliefs or perspective, Bible study will offer you a world of its very own. This ancient book has been studied by scholars, priests and people from all walks of life. There are passages in the Bible that can be adapted to modern day concerns of every kind: from environmental concerns, adultery, cheating on your taxes, pre-teen dating, premarital intercourse and drug addiction. The Bible offers great wisdom and a unique perspective on the world unlike any other: it is the word of God.