Book Reviews – Bible Study

The Greatest Thing in the World

What is the greatest thing in the world? According to 19th-century evangelist, lecturer, and writer Henry Drummond, it is love. In his sermon "The Greatest Thing in the World," he defines love, based on Paul's letter to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 13, and shows us how to live love.

The Quest for Mary Magdalene

"Who is Mary Magdalene? Historian and writer Michael Haag is on a quest to find out by tracing her story through the centuries. "The Quest for Mary Magdalene" is a tour de force!


Explore the life of James Stuart, the 17th-century king behind a literary translation of biblical proportions - the King James Bible. Author David Teems's "Majestie" is a witty biography of courtship and conspiracy, love and loss, that details not only the absolutist king but the creation of his bible, which is still revered and read today.

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Author Len Bailey unleashes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to time-travel through the Old and New Testaments to solve 10 of the Bible's ultimate mysteries in "Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye." Are your sleuthing skills any match for those of the Baker Street boys?

The Bible Tells Me So

In "The Bible Tells Me So," Bible scholar Peter Enns is on a mission to remove Scripture from its lofty literary pedestal, loosen it from elevated expectations, and reacquaint readers with the word of God.

The Legacy Journey

Finances are personal, but there's nothing more intimate than consulting the Scriptures and talking finances with God. Dave Ramsey's "The Legacy Journey" outlines practical ways to save and explores the biblical view of wealth.

A New New Testament edited by Hal Taussig

Recent discoveries of early Christian works have been bound alongside the traditional New Testament, giving 'freshness and depth' to a well-loved family of gospels, teachings, prayers, and prophesies.

The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs

The book of Ruth may be short, but its message is far from small. Get to know Ruth and, with the help of author Liz Curtis Higgs, walk in Ruth's shoes. Her journey of enduring, of trusting God, is not far off from that of our own.

Bible Commentaries to Help Read the Bible in a Year

Are you looking to read the Bible through in a year or seeking spiritual study tools? Consider reading one of these Bibles. A couple of them are study Bibles with notes about people, places, words, and events.

The Feminine Spirit by Lynne Bundesen

The Feminine Spirit is a welcome companion to Bible study. Lynne Bundesen debunks the male-dominated views of the Bible and rolls away the stone from the stories voiced by women, shedding light on spirituality and gender roles.

The First Christmas by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

There was one first Christmas – but two nativity stories and two storytellers in two different books of the Bible. Scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan team up to tell the nativity story of Jesus in a fresh and surprising way.

The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

Bible scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan tackle the ambiguities and discrepancies of the resurrection story found in the four Gospels. Read "The Last Week" and learn the symbolism and important structural elements in Jesus' famous final days.