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Jun 4, 2013

Bible Study: A Student's Guide, A Review

This is a guide to various bits of theology on the Bible and its place in Christian thought as well as a guide to progressively more involved Bible study methods.  Nielson emphasizes that Bible study can be effective despite your age and background, if you are trained in the processes of leading Bible studies.

I liked that the book is not intended just for student leaders but for all members in the Bible study to get a better handle on what to expect and advocate for.  The book is geared to regular teens, but there's no reason that the methods couldn't be adapted to make them friendly to the special education program participants in a Christian high school.  Then again I usually think about how to apply things to the special education students, as I used to substitute with a group who have just graduated. Wow!

I had to take a few breaks with the theology bits.  The were greatly interesting, but with the meningitis left overs and the chronic migraines, breaks were needed.  By the time the migraines subsided, I realized I had also managed to read through to the end of the theology bits, interesting and very important to thoroughly understanding the Bible.

I copied out the methods for digging deeper into the Old and New Testament stories for my own use.  I can't wait to get started using them.

I liked it, so I gave it 3/5 stars.

I received my copy from the publisher through the NetGalley review program in exchange for my honest review.