Biblical Engagement Resources

Books

Bauckham, Richard, Bible and Mission

Bell, Rob, What is the Bible?

Billington, Anthony with Killingray, Margaret and Parry, Helen Whole Life Whole Bible – Journeying through Scripture in 50 readings

Chester, Tim, From Creation to New Creation

Child, Corin, Journalling the Bible – 40 writing exercises

Croft, Andy and Pilavachi, Mike Storylines – your map to understanding the Bible

Edwards, Katie, (Ed.) Rethinking Biblical Literacy

Fee, Gordon D and Stuart, Douglas, How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth

Gladding, Sean, The Story of God, the Story of Us

Goldingay, John, A Reader’s Guide to the Bible

Goldsworthy, Graeme, Jesus through the Old Testament – Transform your Bible Understanding

Kuniholm, Whitney T, Essential 100 – your journey through the Bible in 100 readings

Kuniholm, Whitney T, Essential Jesus – 100 readings through the Bible’s greatest story

Loveday, Simon, The Bible for Grown-ups – A new look at the Good Book

Parsons, Michael, Praying the Bible with Luther

Phillips, Peter M, Engaging the Word – Biblical Literacy and Christian Discipleship

Roberts, Andrew, Holy Habits

Roberts, Vaughan, God’s Big Picture – a Bible Overview (also has a DVD)

Wright, Tom, Scripture and the Authority of God

 

Courses

Compass – available from Methodist publishing or download from Methodist Church Website

Talking of God Together – Methodist Publishing (also comes in pack with Talking Jesus about sharing faith)

The Edinburgh Course – for details contact Rev Gerald Bostock

Unlocking the Biblewww.unlock-urban.org.uk

 

Other Resources for Adults, Children, Young People and All Ages

Beginning with God – series of resources that helps adults explore the Bible with children

Community Bible Experience – a different way of reading through the whole Bible as a group and with the different books of the Bible presented in a very accessible and relevant way. https://scottishbiblesociety.org/our-work/community-bible-experience/

Discover – for 11-13yrs, aims to build young lives firmly on the gospel and a knowledge of the Bible.

Engage –Bible notes to help 14-18 year olds understand and apply the Scriptures.

Equip Small Group Resources https://scottishbiblesociety.org/equip/

Godly Play – an approach based on Montessori principles. Initially aimed at children but equally suitable for all age groups and in many different situations. http://www.godlyplayscotland.co.uk

Mettle – designed for 14–18-year-olds, published every four months.

Pens – Imaginatively illustrated, undated, daily Bible-reading notes for 3- to 6-year-olds.

ROOTS on the Web – Worship and Learning Resources for all ages https://www.rootsontheweb.com/

Snapshots – a daily Bible passage, thought, activity and prayer starter for young independent readers.

Spill the Beans – Worship and Learning Resources for all ages http://spillbeans.org.uk/

Stories for the Soul – for people of all ages and needs in many different types of gatherings: intergenerational worship, adults’ groups, young people’s groups, schools, chaplaincy, prisons, hospitals, care settings, retreats and fresh expressions of church. https://www.storiesforthesoul.org/

Table Talk – designed to form the basis for a short family Bible time.

The Methodist Art Collection

The NIrV Accessible Bible – large font and simple language, suitable for those with learning disabilities, moderate sight loss, lower levels of literacy and English as a second language but can be used by anyone.

The Portrait Gospel by Ian Campbell, Artist in Residence at St George’s Tron

XTB (eXplore The Bible) – series of daily Bible reading notes for children 7-11 years.

YP’s – to help 11 to 15-year olds dig deeper into the Bible (subscribe to bimonthly editions).

 

Digital Resources, Websites, Apps and Games

Abide Christian Meditation – Meditation and Bedtime Stories https://abide.co/ and downloadable app

Barnabas in Churches –resources for children, young people and all ages www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk

Bible App for Kids www.bible.com/en-GB/kids available as app

Bible Games app

Bible Gateway www.biblegateway.com

Bible is. – Audio bibles by Faith Comes by Hearing

The Bible Project – YouTube and thebibleproject.com

Bible Trivia and Bible Quizzer apps

Daily Bible Verses Devotional – Bible Inspirations of the Day

God Pause www.luthersem.edu/godpause/ daily emails

Guardians of Ancora – children’s interactive gaming app www.guardiansofancora.com

Guidelines – BRF www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk/guidelines/

Methodist Church APP – www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/connect/methodist-church-app/

Methodist Church downloadable resources www.methodist.org.uk

  • Navigate – 5 interactive sessions for 11-15s (can tweak for 9-16+)
  • Journeying through Scripture – 15 dramatic episodes for use in worship or other contexts.
  • Engaging with the Bible in Digital Media – examples of how the digital age is changing the way we approach Scripture
  • Fresh ways to read the Bible together – listening directly to words of Scripture.

New Daylight – Bible Reading Fellowship www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk/new-daylight/ available as app

NOOMA – short films available on DVD series www.youtube.com/user/NOOMAtube

Our Daily Bread www.odb.org/

Soultime Christian Meditation www.soultime.com/ available as app

Study with NT Wright – online classes www.ntwrightonline.org/

Superbook Kids Bible – videos, games, audio www.us-en.superbook.cbn.com/sb_bible available as app

Take Time – meditations in which to meet with God. www.taketime.org.uk

Ten Days of Grace –text messages www.premier.org.uk/Bringing-the-Word-to-Life/10-Days-of-Grace

Wordlive by Scripture Union www.wordlive.org/Session – daily email

YouVersion Bible App www.youversion.com and downloadable app

 

Movies with Christian themes to explore…

Chronicles of Narnia series

Courageous

Do You Believe

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Facing the Giants

Faith Like Potatoes

Fireproof

God’s Not Dead series

Grace Unplugged

Hacksaw Ridge

Heaven is for Real

I’m Not Ashamed

I Can Only Imagine

Jonah: A Veggietales Movie

Letters to God

Miracles from Heaven

October Baby

Paul Apostle of Christ

Risen

Same Kind of Different as Me

Son of God

The Book of Eli

The Case for Christ

The Encounter

The Grace Card

The Passion of the Christ

The Nativity Story

The Shack

The Young Messiah

To Save a Life

War Room

Woodlawn

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