Full disclosure here: I don't read comic books. Or graphic novels. Don't yell at me. If I'm looking through a newspaper, I enjoy the funnies as much as the next person. But I'm not really much of a visual consumer, and if I'm going to take in a story, I want as many words on the page as possible, unless I'm listening to an audiobook, which might be even better. But here's the thing: I believe in comic books and graphic novels. I love the idea of a graphic novel Bible. I think it's an ... Read More about Could this graphic novel be your new favorite way to read the Bible?
What is a devotional Bible, and do you need one?
If I had one Bible... Okay, so I'm a Bible nerd and I have lots of Bibles. Study Bibles, regular Bibles, devotional Bibles, tiny Bibles, big giant Bibles, one-year Bibles, Bibles in all sorts of translations. But if I had to just have one Bible, it would be a good study Bible in a good translation. A good study Bible will help you get a feel for the context, the connections between verses, the things you don't understand. This post contains affiliate links. They don't cost you a penny, but ... Read More about What is a devotional Bible, and do you need one?
6 Ways to Build a Better Quiet Time
Confession Time: Sometimes, my quiet time stinks. Yep. Pastor Joy struggles with quiet time sometimes. I forget, or I get drowsy, or I plan to do quiet time in the morning and then wake up late. Sometimes, I'm distracted. It's a good thing God likes me anyways ;). But we all need to reset sometimes, no matter how much we know. And there is never a bad time to work on your "quiet time" with God. That's why I'm thrilled to have Tamela Turbeville here today to share about how to build a ... Read More about 6 Ways to Build a Better Quiet Time
How to Teach your Kids Bible Study Habits
Hey friends! Have you noticed that when you listen to podcasts, you start to pick up the phrases of your favorite podcasters? A few months I found myself opening yet another blog post with echoes of Christy Wright, and when I typed "hey friends!" just now, I was hearing the voice of Kathi Lipp from The Communicator Academy in my head. Too funny. But neither Christy nor Kathi wrote today's guest post! Dr. Ifeoma Samuel writes the Personal & Meaningful blog. Isn't that the kind of life you ... Read More about How to Teach your Kids Bible Study Habits
What You Need to Know About Bible Reading vs. Bible Study
Guest post, guest post! Can you see me doing the happy dance over here? Real World Bible Study was always supposed to be a community project, so every time I get to bring in a guest, I'm doing the Bible boogie in my chair. And yes. I'm exactly that cheesy. But don't worry - this is good stuff. Today's guest, Jana Carlson, shares about the differences between Bible reading and Bible study. Y'all, I gravitate towards Bible study more than reading myself, but after just reading her ... Read More about What You Need to Know About Bible Reading vs. Bible Study