I recommend this book to everyone searching for a study guide. We used it at church in the theological class. Being just an ordinary, not very well educated kind of person, I love this book because it describes in simple terms different ways to study the Bible. It is not simplistic or patronizing but it opens up a vista of study paths that will never be exhausted.
I have already done bible studies through Rick Warren and look forward to completing this study. Just in the brief time I have study this, I really see how meditating on God's word can effect listening to God.
Awsome book the plans laid out are quite clear on how to study the bible, I am not finished reading the entire book as yet, but so far its real informative and very helpful to me in exploring the bible and understanding it more.
While some might find in-depth Bible study daunting, and books like Rick's that require more of us in doing so just as daunting, that is in fact what draws us closer in relationship to our Creator, and in understanding our Purpose in being his creations. It is ill advised for anyone to draw the incorrect conclusion that using a paraphrase to assist in understanding and interpreting scripture is substandard and to interpret it for oneself first is incorrect exegesis; exegesis IS interpretation by definition. For one to say using one Bible over another or one book over another or one interpretation over another completely leaves out the Holy Spirit; I would say that is the thing most dangerously and furthest from the truth of which we should be aware.