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Appendix 2 A Good Tool Chest

We are blessed in this century and especially in America, with outstanding study aids to help Bible students learn and study the Bible more effectively. The books, Bibles and study aids mentioned below are those I have found most helpful in over 20 years of Bible study.

A Good Study Bible--This is very helpful to any consistent Bible Study program. Study Bibles have built-in concordances, so you can see how words are used in different parts of the Bible, and they have articles that can help you understand facts about archeology, etc. Though I have several kinds of study Bibles, I would NOT recommend that a new student pick one that has footnotes on the same page as the text. By far the best study Bible for me, and one I use constantly, is the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, which comes in King James, New American Standard, and New International Version translations.

    1. An exhaustive concordance. This tool helps you locate any Bible word, and trace how it is used throughout the Bible. By far the best two types are the Young’s Analytical Concordance and Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.

    2. A Good Bible Dictionary, such as the one published by Zondervan.

    3. Books on Various Topics, as listed in the chapter bibliographies

Suggested Supplemental Reading for Chapter One

    1. The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Crossway Books, 1990.

    2. Worldviews in Conflict by Ronald H. Nash, Zondervan, 1992

    3. The Genesis Record by Henry Morris

    4. Genesis in Space and Time by Francis A. Schaeffer

Suggested Reading to Supplement Chapter Two

    1. The Battle for the Bible, Harold Lindsell

    2. Studies in Theology, Lorraine Boetner

    3. The Canon of Scripture, by F. F. Bruce

    4. Evidence That Demands a Verdict, and More Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

Suggested Supplemental Reading for Chapter 3

Knowing God by J. I. Packer

The Attributes of God by A W Pink

The Sovereignty of God by A W Pink

The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock

Suggested Supplemental Reading for Chapter 4

Studies in Theology by Loraine Boettner

Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity by Gregory A. Boyd

Systematic Theology by L. Berkhof

Gill’s Body of Divinity by John Gill

Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, Volumes 2 and 3, by Phillip Schaff

Suggested Supplemental Reading for Chapter 5

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

Studies in Theology by Lorraine Boettner

Suggested Supplemental Reading for Chapter 6

Bible Passages: Romans chapters 1-5; Galatians chapters 1-4; Ephesians chapters 1 and 2; John chapters 3, 10, 17; Acts chapter 15.

Grace and Justification: Romans 3:21-4:25 by D. M. Lloyd-Jones

The Doctrines of Justification and Sanctification by A.W. Pink

All of Grace by C. H. Spurgeon

Suggested Reading and Study Materials for Spiritual Warfare

The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare by Dr. Ed Murphy

Arming For Spiritual Warfare by George Mallone

Related Topics: Bibliology (The Written Word), Basics for Christians, Bible Study Methods, Library and Resources