Helpful Verses:

“Blessed is the one... whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. The person is like a tree planted by streams of water." Psalm 1:1–3

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16–17

Interesting Quotes:

"In the Bible God gives us revelations of himself which lead us to worship; promises of salvation which stimulate our faith; and commandments expressing his will which demand our obedience." John Stott

“The Bible is divine revelation. God’s own word to us. It reveals who God is, who we are and why we are here.” Adele Calhoun

“Immersing yourself in the story which has Jesus at its centre and its culmination.” Tim Mackie

Top Tips:

  1. Start each day by reading the Bible using a daily Bible reading plan. Check out the Read Scripture website and the Bible in One Year.

  2. Get together with friends once a week to read the Bible together.

  3. Use the Bible Project resource to help you get to help you study the Bible, its macro-narrative, its literary styles and its themes.

Cultural Relevance:

Every day we are surrounded by compelling narratives which compete for our affections. How do we know what is true and what leads to true life? How do we know why we are all here and what our purpose is in life? How do we know where we are going? The Bible helps us live in the story of Jesus and anchors us in the truths of the Kingdom of God. It may be an ancient library of books but it has everything to do with daily life in the present.


Bishop of Kensington Graham Tomlin provides us with some tips on how to approach studying the Bible, and discusses its importance and relevance today.