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Not Your Average Bible Study Series (12 vols.)
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Not Your Average Bible Study Series (12 vols.)

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Lexham Press 2014

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Overview

The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today.

Each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.

These studies from Bible Study Magazine have been enhanced in the Logos edition with amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Powerful searches help you find exactly what you’re looking for. On the go? Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • In-depth study that works through a single book of the bible
  • Step-by-step reading guides so you can follow along with each lesson
  • Practical prayer suggestions to help you apply the lessons to your everyday life
  • Guided reflection questions designed for individual or group study

Product Details

  • Title: Not Your Average Bible Study Series
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 759
  • Resource Type: Bible Studies
  • Topic: Biblical Studies

Individual Titles

Sermon on the Mount: Living for God’s Kingdom

  • Author: Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 44

Greed, power, selfish gain. We can easily get caught up in the values that guide our world. But on a mountainside in Galilee, Jesus spoke about the way of a different kingdom. He spoke about loving enemies, giving generously, and living without hypocrisy. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shows us what it means to truly live.

Ephesians: Transformed in Christ

  • Author: Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 63

Does your life reflect the work of Christ? Do your relationships with others display his love? In Ephesians, Paul calls us to a life transformed by Christ’s work. He pushes us to put on the new self—one “created in Christ Jesus for good work.” Then, he shows us what new life in Christ looks like in our individual lives and our relationships with others.

Colossians: Being Like Jesus

  • Author: John D. Barry
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 75

At some point, everyone experiences real suffering—pain, disappointment, sickness, abuse. Paul’s message to the Colossian church—and to us—is that suffering isn’t senseless or worthless. Chained in a Roman prison, Paul tells us how suffering can be an opportunity for Christ to show his power and glory in us.

Hebrews: How Jesus Speaks into Everything

  • Author: John D. Barry
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 126

Hebrews was written for people like us—struggling Christians seeking to know God better. The ancient communities who received this letter faced temptation, suffering, and doubt. Understanding God’s message for them helps us embrace what God is saying to his church today.

James: Simply the Gospel

  • Author: John D. Barry
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 78

It’s easy to get tangled up in the cares of this world and forget what’s important in life. When we lose sight of the big picture, James reminds us what truly matters: simply the gospel. He challenges us to be “doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” The gospel should define how we think, feel, and act.

1 Peter: We Are Refugees

  • Author: John D. Barry
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 98

Peter shows us that we are refugees. His letter, written to persecuted Christians, is one of hope. Although we may face trials and experience pain and confusion in our life journeys, our inheritance is “kept in heaven.” Like early Christians, we are en route to a far greater kingdom. And we are not alone in our journey—Jesus shows us the way. He bears our burdens and teaches us how to live.

2 Peter & Jude: Contend for the Faith

  • Author: John D. Barry and Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 44

What does active faith look like in the midst of struggle? When false teachers threatened the spiritual health of the early church, Jude and Peter urgently called early Christians to faithful lives that demonstrated mercy, love, and wisdom. These books show us what it means to grow in faith and respond to the love that Christ has for us.

1–3 John: Radical Hospitality

  • Author: Carrie Sinclair Wolcott
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 55

What does it mean to love “in deed and truth?” For John, following Jesus means fearlessly loving all those whom Jesus served. In three short letters, John challenges the church to reach out to those in the margins and embody radical hospitality—just like Jesus.

Ruth: Hope for the Marginalized

  • Author: Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 36

Ruth was an outcast in Israelite society. As a widow and a Moabite, she was considered the least of God’s people. Yet God drew her from the fringe of society and incorporated her into both the community of Israel and his plan of salvation. In Ruth, we find a story of love, loyalty, and compassion. And we see how God works through ordinary people to achieve his great purposes.

Selections from the Psalms: A Life of Worship

  • Author: Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 52

Who do you turn to in good times and bad? In the Psalms, we find an ancient people worshiping God in all types of situations—praise, anger, thankfulness, frustration, and sadness. Their cries and praises abandon facades. The Psalms reflect genuine worship and encourage us to turn to God in any situation.

Jonah: A Prophet on the Run

  • Author: Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 34

Jonah was a rebel prophet. When God wanted him to preach a message of hope to the city of Nineveh, Jonah fled in the opposite direction. His story of failure shows us the depths of God’s mercy—both to the prophet and to an undeserving people—and challenges us to be ambassadors of that mercy.

Malachi: Easy Doesn’t Change the World

  • Author: John D. Barry
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 54

So often we affirm God’s love until things go wrong. In anger, anxiety, or pain, we doubt his goodness or involvement in our lives. Like the Israelites of Malachi’s day, we cry out, “How have you loved us?” The words of the prophet Malachi both comfort us with God’s love and challenge us to reciprocate that love—even in dark times. Malachi shows us that we need a Savior.

About the Authors

John D. Barry is the publisher for Lexham Press, editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine, general editor of Faithlife Study Bible, and editor of Lexham Bible Dictionary. He is the author of The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah and the coauthor of Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional and Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan.

Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes. He is a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, the coauthor of Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection, and the coauthor of the Studies in Faithful Living volumes. In addition, he is a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.

Carrie Sinclair Wolcott is a contributing editor for Logos Bible Software and Lexham Press. She has worked extensively on Lexham Bible Dictionary. She holds a Master of Arts in theological studies from Regent College.

Sample Pages from Hebrews