ROBERT L. PLUMMER, PH.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"The Bible is more valuable than thousands of pieces of gold and silver (Ps 119:72). God’s Word is tastier than the sweetest honey (Ps 119:103). Yet, many people struggle with how to listen carefully to the words of Scripture and apply them to their lives. Sometimes Christians grow weary with a certain method of Bible study, hindering them from encountering God’s Word in all its freshness and power. I commend to you Andy Dean’s book, How to Study the Bible, as giving many different practical methods for listening carefully to Scripture. As I read through his book, I saw the great value in Christians varying their method of Bible study. Just as good athletes testify that cross-training strengthens different muscles, the CROSS-training provided in How to Study the Bible will strengthen your spiritual life."
DR. MICHAEL CATT
Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church / Sherwood Pictures (FIREPROOF)
"Learn to Study The Bible is an affordable and practical book for those who want to dig deeper and get more out of their personal Bible study."
PASTOR BRIAN BRODERSON
Associate Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
"Anything that will help Christian people get more into the word and more out of the word is bound to be a great blessing. This book will do just that. Andy has done a fantastic job of laying out numerous options for Bible Study. I'm sure there's a method here that will be helpful for most everyone who is serious about growing in the Lord through his word."
BIBLE STUDY MAGAZINE (Nov–Dec 2009 Issue)
Reviewed by Heather Brooks - BibleStudyMagazine.com
"Even for the most avid Bible reader, studying the Book can become dry and repetitive. That’s why Pastor Andy Deane wrote Learn to Study the Bible—a guide that offers 40 Bible study methods—more than any book of its kind.
Deane presents an image of the Bible as a treasure trove for the reader’s keeping. The book has seven sections, beginning with a segment discussing the importance of observation, interpretation, and application—a method developed by Robert A. Traina and furthered by Precept Ministries—for effective study of Scripture. The chapters in each section provide Bible study methods appropriate to particular groups (e.g., teenagers, new Christians, longtime Christians). A handwritten example of each method accompanies its description.
One of the concluding chapters suggests building a reference library, including a concordance and Bible dictionary. It also offers guidance about how to use them for more meaningful Bible study. Deane advises that people use more than one method when studying the Bible—to maintain joy and satisfaction. Deane’s work is ideal for anyone interested in deepening his or her daily devotions."
PASTOR LLOYD PULLEY
Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge
"Wow has Andy shattered the cold stone ceiling of Bible study! No longer should the Bible remain mysterious and reserved for the theologians. Many Bible study methods morph into boring laborious monotony, but not this one. Learn to Study the Bible makes knowing the Bible adventurous, deeply personal, thought provoking and just plain fun. No matter where you open this book you will discover great new methods of digging into the treasure of God’s Word. Whether the chapter on Daily Devotions, the Rethink & Restate Method or Verse by Verse Charting, the next journey is more fun than the last one. Anyone wishing to cultivate the same passion for God’s Word that has transformed the author will love this book."
PASTOR BOB CALDWELL
Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Boise
"Andy has put together an amazing resource. We will definitely be using this for not only our School of Ministry students, but in our training for all of our leaders, for our one-on-one discipleship and small group Bible studies."
Read the foreword by Pastor Dave Rolph or check out what the readers are saying.