What Are You Reading?
Updated: Apr 22, 2018
This may not be the most exciting beginning for this blog thread for some of you. But I do love research. And I have discovered that I like Biblical research better than educational research because, at least so far, I don't have to deal with measurements! And I have just purchased some new books that can help me better understand what I read in the Bible and how to apply it to my life. I have discovered that I need a bigger understanding in my writings of God's Word than my little brain has. So, I went in search of research, specifically good commentary and concordance books. OMG! There are so many out there! How does one choose? Well, I asked a lot of people, and I began comparing them side by side with verses. So these are what I have so far, and I am loving them!!! The Parallel New Testament Commentary by Charles Spurgeon, John Wesley, and Matthew Henry, and a whole Bible commentary book by Matthew Henry. Hey, you really can't go wrong with those guys, right? I also am using a Life Applications New Testament Commentary. I may know my application for the scriptures I use, but this will help me see other points of view and understand the scripture better. I chose The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible by James Strong. How did I ever get through my discipleship class without this book?! I can just get lost in studying a single verse in these books. I also have various translations of the Bible including The Message, but I am really a New King James Version person myself.
What books do you use to help you better understand the Word of God?