Bible Study Essentials

Disclaimer: This post is written for new believers!!

When I initially gave my life to Christ, I did not know where to begin when it came to reading the Bible. I didn’t know where to start, but I knew that I needed some tools to help me on my journey. Studying the Word of God is a crucial element in your walk with Christ. It’s vital to make sure you have the proper tools. In this post, I will share with you what I use when I study the Bible. Hopefully, this will give you an insight as to the tools that you can use as well.

Bible study tools

Bible / Bible App

You can’t study the Bible without having a Bible, right? The Bible that I am currently using is “The Woman’s Study Bible” in the New International Version translation. I bought it from Amazon for about $23. This beautifully decorated Bible is striking on the outside and the inside. I also love how it goes deeper into detail about the stories written.

If you are stuck and in need of some Bible translations that are understandable and easy to read, here’s a list of translations that could work for you!

  • New International Version (NIV)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)

The “Bible” by Youversion app is great for those times when you are on the go. Not only does this app have many different versions of the Bible to choose from, but it also has many, MANY various Bible studies that you can complete. On those Sundays when I leave my physical Bible home, I can always rely on the Youversion Bible app.

Pens & Page Markers

When it comes to writing, I tend to lean towards pens. With pens, I can be as creative and colorful with my notes as I want to be.

Page markers or Sticky Notes help me to keep the Bible verses or chapters that I find a particular interest in marked for me to go straight back to it when need be. I buy them from Dollar Tree or Amazon.


I have quite an obsession with journals/notebooks, so I rarely lack them. I typically buy them at Walmart for under $10. Keeping a specific journal for Bible studies allows me to dig deeper into the passages that I am reading.

Whichever way you choose to structure your Bible journal is all up to you. One that I tend to lean towards is the S.O.A.P (Scripture, Observation, Apply, Pray) method. I will be publishing a full post on this method and how I use it soon.

Let me make something clear: YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON THESE THINGS! The most expensive tool that you will need is the Bible. Bibles can be quite expensive. I recommend looking on Amazon if you are in search of a Bible.

I pray that this helped you. Do you have any specific must-have Bible study tools? Let me know in the comment section below!!! I’m looking forward to reading your comments!! Have a blessed day!

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