Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to Study the Bible by Dwight L. Moody (a review)

Dwight L. Moody is a well known name among Christians. This gentle man was born in Massachusetts in 1837. He was one of nine children. At the age of four, his father died. At the age of seventeen, he left home to become a shoe salesman. The following year, Moody was introduced to Christ by his Sunday school teacher and was saved. He continued to sell shoes and was making a comfortable living but felt the call to follow God. Leaving his job, he stepped into full time ministry. Although he was never ordained, he was a powerful evangelist.

How to Study the Bible is one of the Christian classics. Aneko Press has taken on the task of updated the original work which was entitled Pleasure and Profit in Bible Study. The updated version is easy to read and maintains the integrity of the original book.

The reader of this book will find evidence of Dwight L. Moody's love for God's Word. Throughout, Mr. Moody emphasizes the importance of understanding, studying, and treasuring God's magnificent gift to us, the Holy Bible.

Some of the chapters included in the book are as follows:

  • No true life without the Bible
  • The Word of God Is True
  • Don't Neglect the Old Testament
  • Take Time and Study
  • Look and Learn; Read and Remember
  • Take God at His Word
  • And more...
The author gives so much wisdom in this little book. I loved reading his perspectives and would like to share some of his wisdom and practical advice here through his direct quotes:
1. "The more you love Scriptures, the stronger your faith will be."
2. "If we feed on the Word of God, it will be easy to speak to others about the Word of God; and not only that, but we will also be growing in grace the entire time, and others will notice the change in our walk and conversation."  
3. "There is no book that will draw people in like the Bible."
4. "We must study the Bible thoroughly and hunt through it, as it were, for some great truth." 
5. "The quicker you learn to feed yourself, the better." 
6. "The best law for Bible study is the law of perseverance." 
7. "Read the Bible itself; do not spend all your time on commentaries and helps." 
8. "Every child of God ought to be like a soldier and always hold himself in readiness."
9. "Get ful lof Scripture, and then you can't help but say it."
10. Remember, it is the Holy Spirit and not you who does the converting and who gives new life."

How to Study the Bible is an excellent reference filled with powerful information. This book would be a wonderful addition to the library of old and new Christians alike. After reading How to Study the Bible, a reader would be well equipped to dig into God's Word and understand it better.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It gave me new insight on better ways to study. I would like to thank Aneko Press for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not encouraged to give a positive review, but it is my pleasure to do so.

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