It's happening everywhere. People all over the nationall over the worldare gathering in churches, school dormitories, and neighborhoods, drawn together to study the most influential book in human history: God's Word, The Bible. Any Christian who recognizes the importance of the Bible agrees that it is crucial to study it regularlybut how do you do that? Is it the same thing as reading through it? Or is there a set of characteristics that define true, effective Bible study and set it apart from reading any other book? Here Kathleen Nielson presents both a celebration of Bible study and an exploration of what it truly is. Writing as a fellow interested believer, but also as a specialist in literature, she explains what Bible study is by first considering what the Bible itself is, and how that affects the way we should approach it. If you long to elevate your study of the Bible above 'What the verses mean to me'; if you want to understand God's Word, instead of taking a speaker or commentator's words at face value; this book will be an invaluable resource toward getting you on the path toward blessed, meaningful, real Bible study.