The Good Book Guides

The best Bible studies stay with you. When a study asks good questions, it leads you to focus on the Scripture in a way you might not have before. Good questions help you retain new insights that you can apply to your life. The Good Book Guides, a 49-volume set of Bible studies, has those kind of questions.

The Good Book Guides – Faithful. Applied. Prayerful.

Each volume covers a book from the Old or New Testament, or a range of topics, from “Making Work Work” to “The Five Solas.” The strong focus of these guides is prayerful application. The authors, people like Timothy Keller, Mark Dever, Thabiti Anyabwile, and many others, want to lead you to apply what you will have learned to your life. Each lesson can be used in personal study, especially when using the Wordsearch word processor to write out your thoughts about the questions.

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Free Friday! Rainer on Evangelism

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“Any prayerful approach to evangelism,” I began, “is better than what most churches are doing, because most churches are doing little or nothing.”

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book is Rainer on Evangelism by Thom S. Rainer.

In this short volume, Thom Rainer examines the disappearance of evangelism. While local churches are devoting less time, funding, and emphasis on equipping, encouraging, and sending people to share the gospel, Rainer explains why evangelism should be one of the highest priorities in your church. With honesty and candor, he looks at the ineffectiveness of most American believers when it comes to sharing their faith. He says, “It’s time to do less analysis, less complaining, and less finger pointing. It’s time for action. And for me, it has to begin in my heart.”

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15 Volumes That Answer Questions We All Ask

You’ll quickly discover that the Exploring the Bible Series is a discipleship and devotional commentary. Written by qualified pastors and scholars, it’s extremely easy to read and is filled with practical applications that are relevant to our current times.

15 Volumes That Answer Questions We All Ask

The Exploring the Bible Series helps us make sense of many Scripture passages that seem confusing. We often find ourselves asking questions such as:

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Extensive Insight on How the Bible Speaks Powerfully Today

The NIV Application Commentary Series is unique in its approach to helping you understand God’s Word. The 42 volumes in this commentary explain not only what the Bible meant when it was written, but also provide extensive insight on how these words speak powerfully today.

For a very limited time, the publisher of The NIV Application Commentary has given us permission to sell every volume of this series for the lowest price ever offered anywhere.

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Staff Pick – NIV Application Commentary

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Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the Wordsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount, plus an excerpt of the commentary on John, at the end of this post just for stopping by!

Recently, I started doing a study in the book of John in chapter 4, the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. I decided to look into the NIV Application Commentary, because a Wordsearch customer highly recommended it to me. I have to say that I do not usually reference the NIV for any of my studies or readings, so I was a little bit skeptical of what I would find. The depth and clarity of the NIV Application Commentary surprised me. I really like the way the commentary is laid out. It has an “Original Meaning” section, a “Bridging Context” section, and a “Contemporary Significance” section.

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Free Friday! Augustine as Mentor

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The evidence surrounding Augustine’s life reveals a deeply personal and passionate man who was committed to people and friendship. As a servant of the church, his thoughts, which were dictated into books and letters and formulated into sermons, served to edify the church in Hippo, Africa, and beyond. In light of what we already know about Augustine, a focused study on his approach to mentoring spiritual leaders is a valuable contribution to the study of mentoring, discipleship, and spiritual formation in the early church that has much relevance for today. So let us begin to consider the life of one we should “emulate and imitate in this world. “

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $17.95 is Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders by Edward L. Smither.

Augustine as Mentor is written for modern day pastors and spiritual leaders who want to mentor and equip other evangelical Christians based on proven principles in matters of the heart like integrity, humility, faithfulness, personal holiness, spiritual hunger, and service to others.

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