7 Resources to Answer Your Questions about the Bible

Donna Pisani, Kristi McLelland, and Faith Eury Cho on the Better Together Set

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Written thousands of years ago, as the Holy Spirit inspired 40 authors, the physical Book we hold in our hands today is a miracle. Though scholars have studied its pages for centuries, you don’t have to be a theologian or historian to understand this beautiful love letter. We study the Bible because it is the foundation of ALL that we need. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” This Scripture was not just for those living thousands of years ago. It holds TRUTH for us today. Every step, every situation, every day—God's Word will guide us, if we turn to it! Our Heavenly Father inspired each word for us! When we open this precious text, words of wisdom, guidance, purpose, and hope leap off the pages! 

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” — 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)

We often receive questions about the Bible and how to begin in studying God's Word. The most common questions are—How do we know that the written Bible we have today can be trusted? Are the original manuscripts reliable? Why are there so many English translations? Who are the people God used to write the Bible? Is the Bible still relevant today?

Here are some resources to help answer these questions and more: 

1. How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot

2. Why Trust the Bible? Answers to Ten Tough Questions by Amy Orr-Ewing

3. Can We Still Believe the Bible? by Craig Bloomberg

4. The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey


If you are wondering where to start in reading or studying God’s Word, ask the Author for help! God is faithful to meet you right where you are! Everything that you need to live a fulfilled life is found within the pages of His love letter to you! When you spend time with your Heavenly Father meditating on His Word, your life will be transformed!

Check out these resources to help you begin to study God’s Word: 

1. How Much More - by Lisa Harper 

2. Awaken - by Priscilla Shirer 

3. Jesus and Women - by Kristi McLelland

As you continue learning and growing, don’t miss these Better Together conversations with Sheila Walsh, Faith Eury Cho, Kristi McLelland, Donna Pisani, and Tara Beth Leach on the Power of God's Word!