You were created to become like Christ. This is one of the five God-ordained purposes for your life described in The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, and it’s why studying the Bible is so important. The Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures.
This easy-to-understand book shows you how to study the Bible Rick Warren’s way. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God’s Word. At least one of them is exactly what you’re looking for—an approach that’s right for you, right where you’re at. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the how-tos of the following methods:
Thousands of individuals, small groups, churches, and seminary classes have used this practical manual to unlock the wonderful truths of Scripture. You can too. Written by America’s pastor, Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods will help you develop a customized, personal approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible.
“1. The secret of dynamic Bible study is knowing how to ask the right kinds of questions.” (Page 15)
“2. Dynamic Bible study involves writing down what you have observed and discovered.” (Page 15)
“3. The ultimate goal of dynamic Bible study is application, not just interpretation.” (Page 16)
“5. In dynamic Bible study you will never exhaust the riches in any one passage of Scripture.” (Page 18)
“3. Application is hard work because we naturally resist change.” (Page 37)
Everybody says you ought to study the Bible, but no one tells you how, until Rick came along. If you've wondered where Rick Warren learned all those insights that he wrote in Purpose Driven Life—these are the methods he used. If you loved Purpose Driven Life, you know the importance of finding the truth for yourself, not just accepting it from someone else. This book will help you do it—step by step.
Rick Warren (1954– ) founded one of the largest and well-known churches in the world: Saddleback Church. Started in Orange County, California, in 1980, Saddleback now has over 20,000 in attendance each week. He also founded the Purpose Driven movement, a network of tens of thousands of churches from all denominations across the world. Using the teachings of the Purpose Driven movement, Warren wrote the book, The Purpose Driven Church, and devotional, The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold over 25 million copies.
Warren earned degrees from California Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Warren has lectured at universities and seminaries all over the world including Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Judaism. He has trained over 350,000 pastors worldwide.
Warren has written several other books, including Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods, which explains 12 different methods of studying God’s Word.