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Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods


Zondervan 2006

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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:

  • Devotional
  • Chapter summary
  • Character quality
  • Thematic
  • Biographical
  • Topical
  • Word Study
  • Book Background
  • Book Survey
  • Chapter Analysis
  • Book Synthesis
  • Verse Analysis

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.

Key Features

  • Explanation and examples of 12 Bible study methods
  • Seven appendixes on quiet time, biographical study, chapter analysis, and more
  • Details bibliography for further reading and research


  • Preface
  • Introduction: How to Study the Bible
  • Preview of the 12 Bible Study Methods
  • Appendices
  • For Further Reading

Praise for the Print Edition

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.

—Online Reviewer

Product Details

  • Title: Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods
  • Author: Rick Warren
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 272

About Rick Warren

Rick Warren is often called America’s most influential spiritual leader. He founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, which is now one of the largest and best-known churches in the world. He also founded the Purpose Driven movement, a network of tens of thousands of churches from all denominations in 160 countries. He has trained over 350,000 pastors worldwide.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition