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Bible Listening Groups – Training Guide

An interactive workshop for training listening group leaders and promoters
Richard Margetts (2016)
Available in both English and French. The training workshop described in this guide was developed in West Africa and includes input received from around the world. You can use it to train listening group leaders (those who lead/facilitate the groups)…
March 6, 2017
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Bible Book Club

Helping you read the Bible with your friends – one book at a time
Bible Book Club, from the British and Foreign Bible Society, provides ideas and resources for running a book club with friends, where you read through books of the Bible together. A guide for each book for the Bible is available…
February 3, 2017
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Unleash the Word

Studying the Bible in Small Groups
Karen Soole (2015)
'Unleash the Word', by Karen Soole, provides practical help and encouragement on studying the Bible in small groups. The author recommends the 'big questions' model: The "no-holds barred question": is there anything that particularly strikes you as we read the…
October 25, 2016
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Don’t Ask Me That!

How not to write Bible study questions
Richard Margetts (2015)
As well as teaching the sorts of questions you should ask, it can also be helpful to highlight the sorts of questions you shouldn’t ask, i.e. what kinds of questions or series of questions can be unhelpful or uninteresting? What…
December 3, 2015
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Dig Deeper

Tools for Understanding God's Word
Nigel Beynon, Andrew Sach (2010)
When it comes to reading and understanding the Bible, a dangerous phrase is used by non-Christians and even some believers: "Well, that's your interpretation." It is true that without some care in your interpretation, you can "make" the Bible say…
October 12, 2015
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IFES Scripture Engagement

International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
"Scripture engagement is about all of life. It is listening and responding to God’s Word alone and together with others. It is digesting and living out the Word in every relationship and circumstance. It is unashamedly and competently sharing God’s…
July 25, 2013
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“So the living interaction proceeds”

The contextual approach, from the Willowbank Report
From the Willowbank Report: Consultation on Gospel and Culture, under the heading 'Understanding God's Word Today: The Contextual Approach': Today's readers cannot come to the text in a personal vacuum, and should not try to. Instead, they should come with…
September 27, 2012
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Traduire la Bible en Actes

Manuel pour faire un bon usage de la Bible dans chaque langue et culture
Harriet Hill, Margaret Hill (2011)
"Ce manuel est un guide efficace pour une bonne préparation à l'étude biblique, à la méditation, à la prédication intégrant les réalitiés culturelles de chaque peuple." This is the French version of the book Translating the Bible into Action by…
October 27, 2011
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Iron Sharpens Iron

Leading Bible-Oriented Small Groups that Thrive
Orlando Saer (2010)
"Orlando Saer's Iron Sharpens Iron may well become the "Bible" for small group studies--as the author's six finely wrought chapters cover virtually everything essential to initiating and maintaining healthy small group Bible studies. There is nothing arm-chair here... Saer writes…
September 22, 2010
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Popular Bible Reading in Latin America

“Then their [our] eyes were opened…”
Silvia Regina de Lima Silva
"In Latin America the interpretational situation is shaped by the community dimension - so we talk about reading communities. We affirm that the community is the context (literally ‘the lap’) in which the meaning of the text can rest and…
September 18, 2010