Bible for Beginners

How to Study the Bible for Beginners

CortneyMay 6, 2020

Have you found yourself sitting down, ready to dive into Gods word only to be left wondering where to start? or maybe you’re new into your faith and studying the Bible seems difficult. That was me as a new Christian years ago beginning my faith journey. I wanted desperately to be reading the Bible gaining a deeper, more intimate relationship with God but still left wondering how to retain all of the information that I had just read. There was little to no clarity, one minute reading about earths creation and the next someone offering his son up for sacrifice.. plot twist much?! It is easy to get lost, after all it is a book containing 66 other books inside. Today I want to share how to study the Bible for beginners in the hopes that you can dive deep into His word with clarity and understanding..

Bible for Beginners


  1. Easy to read, easy to understand- one of the obvious reasons reading the Bible is hard is because it is hard to understand. There is a plethora of bibles out there. I always thought you had to read from one Bible, the King James Bible but through God’s revelation and patience, He introduced me to the options. Once I read an alternative, my eyes opened and I was able to fall in love with God as his word was now in a tone I understood and could take in. Options you should check out are the audible version of the Bible through your bible app, The Amplified BibleThe Living Bible, The Easy to Read Bible. There are more but give these a try and let me know how they work for you.
  2. Send out the invitation- inviting the Holy Spirit plays a huge part in the success of your study. When you welcome the Holy Spirit in the study, God comes carrying the Spirit of God and two of the spirits of God that will be very beneficial in your research are the Spirit of Understanding and Knowledge. The Holy Spirit will give you the capability to understand the word of God and provide you with the ability to know. So how do you send the invitation? Through praise and worship! Worshiping God, bowing down in fear of him and glorifying His name! Amen!
  3. Never ending- allow for your time in the presence of God to come to a never-ending state, that you will continue to read His word daily, have fellowship with him daily and dive deeper into his presence.

If you come to a point where you think you have finished, thank him for this time together and begin again! Each time, you will absorb more knowledge and understandings! It is truly His gift that he keeps on giving.

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Comments (12)

  • Rhonda

    May 6, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Thank you Cortney! Studying the Bible can be intimidating. I always do better in a group Bible Study. The very best for me is when there is accountability. That’s a little harder in times like what we are experiencing now. Thank you for your encouraging words!

    1. Cortney

      May 7, 2020 at 11:23 am

      It’s definitely harder but what a blessing that we are able to study the Bible whenever we need to. ♥

      1. Christine Leedy

        May 12, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Courtney, what’s the name of this Bible that you are reading in the pic above?

        1. Cortney

          May 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm

          It’s this one!

  • Jennifer Shepherd

    May 6, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you! I have been thinking about getting a NLT but struggling with my Mamaw’s voice in the back of my head saying ” The KJV is the only Bible” ❤️

  • Angie DeVaney

    May 6, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you for this reminder❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  • Lola Garroutte

    May 6, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Cortney what is the name of the book you read reflections on after your tutorials?

    1. Cortney

      May 7, 2020 at 11:24 am

      It’s called Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst. You can find it here

  • Paulette

    May 7, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Thank you so much. I was raised very strict Pentecostal and KJV was the only Bible we were allowed to use. Reading the Bible has always been a deep struggle for me. Thank you for your tips. What Bible is in the picture above if I may ask.

    1. Cortney

      May 7, 2020 at 11:34 am

      It’s this one

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