We have access to so many incredible resources to help us read and study the Bible. Below are some of our favorites organized into multiple categories.

 

Read the Bible

Which version of the Bible should you read? Whichever version you will read. Pastor Blake teaches from the New King James Version (NKJV), but the following are all quality translations for daily reading: English Standard Version (ESV), Good News Translation (GNT), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), King James Version (KJV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), among many others.

Bible Gateway: Searchable online Bible.

The One Year Bible Online: An online guide for those desiring to read through the Bible in one year.

Multiple Daily Reading formats at Blue Letter Bible.

 

Devotionals

A devotional is a resource that helps you learn to be devoted to God from others who have lived lives devoted to God.

Greg Laurie Daily: Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California.

Day By Day By Grace: Bob Hoeksta was the founder of Living in Christ Ministries and the pastor of Calvary Chapel Irvine.

Morning and Evening: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

My Utmost For His Highest: This is a classic devotional by Oswald Chambers and one of the most enduring bestsellers of our time. These devotionals have touched the lives of millions, leading them into a deeper and more passionate walk with God.

 

Bible Study Tools

Answer the questions Who? What? Why? When? Where? and How? through all kinds of Biblical resources. 

Blue Letter Bible: Free online tools providing powerful in-depth study of God's Word through their reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.

e-Sword: Free Bible software that includes everything you need to study the Bible, including multiple Bible versions, commentaries, and dictionaries.

Logos Bible Software: The world's premiere Bible study software. Expensive, but worth the investment for the serious long-term Bible student.

 

Bible Apps

Bible resources on the go.

YouVersion: A simple, ad-free Bible that brings God's Word into your daily life. Almost 200,000,000 installations, with over 1,000 Bible versions in over 700 languages.

 

Audio Bibles

The spoken Word.

Faith Comes By Hearing: Multiple free audio Bible downloads.

Word of Promise: The New King James audio Bible, dramatized by an all-star cast of actors. For purchase.

 

Other Topics - Helpful Links

Calvary Chapel

CalvaryChapel.com

Calvary Chapel Association

Creation, Evolution, & Science

Answers in Genesis

Creation Ministries International

Institute for Creation Research