This book was written in order to provide a tool for discipling new Christians that goes beyond New Convert Bible Studies. The idea for this book came to the author while working with a man, in his sixties, who was afraid to pick up the Bible and read it alone for fear he wouldn’t understand what he was reading. He had absolutely no Bible knowledge of any kind (no clue who Paul was, or where to find any book of the Bible, or of the most basic Bible stories) and the Bible was very intimidating to him. Hopefully, This book has helped him, and others like him. The goal of the author has been to put a New Convert Bible Study into a 366 day Devotional/Lesson Book format, that would guide a person through independent learning while developing a daily Bible reading habit
This summary of the book was developed to try to answer any questions you may have about its content. The author's desire is to make it available for use through pastors, so it is put into the hands of people being discipled by local churches. If it looks like something that would be helpful in your church, the author would be thrilled to see it put to use.
GOALS of the book: 1. become familiar with using the Bible. 2. develop a daily Bible reading habit. 3. learn the basic Bible truths. 4. learn the key Bible stories. 5. learn the key Bible characters. 6. grow in their Christian walk. 7. become discipled into the local church
About this Book: 1.Baptist – covers the Baptist distinctives. 2.King James Version – all scripture references are KJV – some indirect references to version issue (found in four lessons: 30,63,66,72). 3.Local Church – strong local church emphasis. 4.Dispensational in approach – doesn’t directly attempt to teach dispensations. 5.Pre-Trib, Pre-Millennial brief outline of prophetic events included. 6.Separation and holy living emphasized.
About the Author
Table of ContentsUnit One: Lessons 1 to 39
Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah
Creation, Faith, The Bible, God, Sin, The Plan of Salvation
Unit Two: Lessons 40 to 60
Job, Abraham, Isaac
Assurance of Salvation, Living by Faith
Unit Three: Lessons 61 to 88
Esau & Jacob, Israel
The Bible, Repentance, The Attributes of God
Unit Four: Lessons 89 to 121
Joseph, Captivity in Egypt, Moses
God the Father, God the Son
Unit Five: Lessons 122 to 155
The Exodus, The Wilderness Wanderings
God the Spirit, The Law
Unit Six: Lessons 156 to 183
Joshua & Caleb, The Judges, Ruth
Sin, Angels, Satan
Unit Seven: Lessons 184 to 213
Samuel, Saul, David
Hell, Government, Heaven
Unit Eight: Lessons 214 to 244
Home, Principles from Proverbs
Unit Nine: Lessons 245 to 274
Judah & Israel, The Kings, The Prophets
The Judgments, Rewards
Unit Ten: Lessons 275 to 305
The Captivity, Daniel, Ezra & Nehemiah
Unit Eleven: Lessons 306 to 336
The Life of Christ
Christian Living, Prayer
Unit Twelve: Lessons 337 to 366
The Acts of the Apostles, The Epistles
Discernment, The Local Church, Christian Living.
The book is divided into 12 Units
There is a Unit Review page after each Unit - they are very simple and usually consist of listing key people, events and truths found in the lessons.
The book also includes:
An introduction, "HOW TO USE THIS BOOK"
A closing admonition, "WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?"
A Subject Index, making the book useful for future reference (copy included in this booklet).
Approximately one half of the lessons include some historical reference to advance the Bible story.
Most of the lessons including historical content also make a doctrinal or practical application.
Approximately 60 of the lessons are exclusively historical.
Attributes of God
Plan of Salvation
Numbered, not dated.
Daily Text Verse
Daily lesson - a short one or two paragraph commentary.
Introduction to Key Bible Characters.
Daily Scripture reading - usually 5 to 20 verses.
Daily question - designed to prompt further thought.