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"HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE: Rightly Handling the Word of God" is an in-depth guide designed to equip believers with the tools, techniques, and perspectives needed to faithfully read, understand, and apply the Scriptures. Aimed at fostering both theological literacy and spiritual transformation, this book is grounded in a commitment to the authority and inerrancy of the Bible.


Section I begins by laying the foundation for effective Bible reading. Chapter 1 offers an introduction to the power and purpose of reading the Bible, emphasizing the need to understand context and the role of the Holy Spirit. It also presents practical reading techniques, advises on choosing the right translation, and discusses essential tools for in-depth study. Chapter 2 delves into the motivations for engaging with God's Word, including the blessings that come from regular Bible reading and the dangers of neglecting it. Chapter 3 introduces basic tools for Bible study, such as literal translations, dictionaries, commentaries, and more, while Chapter 4 and 5 explore the importance of background and literary context in biblical interpretation.


Section II serves as a guide to Bible study methods, introducing readers to the historical-grammatical approach to hermeneutics in Chapter 8. It firmly rejects modern critical methodologies and stresses the importance of textual, historical, and grammatical contexts. Chapter 9 extends this foundation into practical techniques for biblical exegesis, offering guidelines for observing, interpreting, and applying the text. Both chapters underscore the grave consequences of misinterpretation and offer encouragement for faithful handling of the Scriptures.


The book culminates in Chapter 10, which critically examines the harmful impact of higher criticism. This chapter identifies the various forms of higher criticism, illuminates its inherent flaws and fallacies, and discusses its adverse effects on faith and society. The chapter concludes with a call to faithful interpretation, encouraging readers to remain steadfast in their commitment to Scriptural authority and authenticity.


This book serves as an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the Bible, be they laymen, students, or seasoned scholars. Through rigorous exposition and practical application, "HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE: Rightly Handling the Word of God" aims to fortify the reader's faith and facilitate a lifetime of meaningful engagement with the Scriptures.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (September 9, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 530 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1945757620
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1945757624
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.92 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.79 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE: Rightly Handling the Word of God

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