This little book was written to help new Christians understand how to read the Bible by Robert Baker Girdlestone [1836-1923], the first Principal of Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. As such it remains of enduring value. This title is in the public domain.
Robert Baker Girdlestone [1836-1923], How to Study the English Bible. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1887. Hbk. pp.112. [Click to visit the main download page]
Table of Contents
- A Description of the English Bible
- The Bible the Word of God
- The Bible Demands Study
- Rules for Studying the Bible
- Hints on Special Books
- The Study of Doctrine
- The Practical and Devotional Use of the Bible
- Method and Order of Reading the Bible
- Useful and Order of Reading the Bible
- Index of Subjects
- Index of Texts
This little book is intended to supply a need felt by many students of God’s Word. They have taken in the message of salvation, they have dedicated their lives to the Master, and have said to Him, ‘Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?’ The answer to this question lies in the Scriptures, and they have begun to read their Bible in order to learn the will of God. But they soon feel that there are two ways of reading, – a right and a wrong way; and they look out for some practical guidance which may enable them to make the best of God’s Word.
The following pages are offered with a view of meeting this desire.
May God bless them to the reader’s use!