How to Read the Bible

In this video series, some of our Campus and Teaching pastors will detail how they read and study the Bible.
They’ll share tips and tricks that they’ve found helpful, as well as other resources they use.

Bible Study: Where to Start | Wade Owens

In this video, Pastor Wade Owens from the Church at Nolensville offers suggestions on how to start studying the Bible.

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The Best Story You’ll Ever Hear | Brandon Owen

This is the best story you’ll ever hear. Using visual aids, Pastor Brandon Owen from The Church at Harpeth Heights shows how he reads and studies the Bible.

The One Book that Speaks to Me | Matt Pearson

What does it mean to read the Bible as a conversation? Pastor Matt Pearson from The Church at West Franklin unpacks the ways to talk with God and hear what He has to say to you about life’s situations.

How to Read and Study the Bible | Jay Strother

In this video, Pastor Jay Strother from The Church at Station Hill explains how he reads and studies the Bible on a weekly basis.

Sermon Notes Podcast

Sermon Notes is a new podcast from Brentwood Baptist that takes a deeper look into the sermon planning process and behind-the-scenes of church life.


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Recommended Reading

The following books have been recommended by the Campus and Teaching Pastors of our eight regional campuses.

Eat This Book
by Eugene Peterson

Eat This Book challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God’s revelation, and to live them as we read them. With warmth and wisdom Peterson offers greatly needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading.

Buy on Amazon

Grasping God’s Word
by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one.

Buy on Amazon

How to Read the Bible Book by Book
by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible.

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NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

Biblical Theology allows you to ponder the individual stories and themes of Scripture while observing how they all fit together in God’s grand biblical narrative. It answers the question, How has God revealed his word historically and organically? Biblical Theology studies the theology of individual biblical books and select collections within the Bible and then traces out themes as they develop across time within the canon.

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How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

In clear, simple language, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible wealth of God’s Word.

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Additional Resources

Scripture Direct – App
Bible Gateway – Online Bible Translations
Step Bible – Side by Side Bible Translations
YouVersion – Connect with Brentwood on the YouVersion Bible App