From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books in the church library about the Bible

From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books in the church library about the Bible

Posted on 26 Sep 2023

As Christians, we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Because of this it is important that all of us study the Bible regularly and intentionally. To help you do this, the church library has shortlisted the following 5 books:

1. Enduring Word: The Authority and Reliability of the Bible by Bishop Robert Solomon

The Bible is the most important book in the world because it is God’s Word. But its authority and reliability have been questioned by some. The Enduring Word sheds light on these questions by demystifying issues such as the canon, biblical manuscripts, textual variations, base texts and Bible translation. Discover how the Bible was written thousands of years ago, compiled to form the Bible as we now know it and preserved till today. Be enlightened about the Word of God and be inspired to read it seriously and obey it wholly.

2. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible and is meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.

More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

3. Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me by Kevin DeYoung

With his characteristic wit and clarity, author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance. Avoiding technical jargon, this winsome volume will encourage you to read and believe the Bible—confident that it truly is God’s word.

4. Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

5. Transformed by Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen by Katherine Forster

The Bible is more than just an ancient religious document. It’s a book filled with the actual words of the living God, meant to be read often and studied deeply that we might experience its life-changing power.

If you’re a teen, this book will help you dig into the Bible and make the time you spend reading count for eternity. Katherine Forster walks you through three simple practices that changed how she reads Scripture–observation, interpretation, and application– so you too can begin to understand what God has said in his word and discover how God’s truth can literally transform you from the inside out.

Make your book reservations online or drop by our library on Sundays, 9.15am to 10am, at KKMC L2.

What books do KKMC librarians recommend? What are members of our community reading? Find out at From the Librarian’s Shelf, brought to you by the KKMC Library Ministry.