Resources & Tools

I love to study the Bible with others, helping them to discover more of Jesus as we delight in God’s word together.  Here I’ve gathered resources and curriculum for this purpose.  The top section consists of materials I’ve personally put together.   The second section gives resources from many others, including everything from books, to websites, to Bible studies.

Erik’s Resources:

Discipleship with Direction – an eBook for Multiplying Disciples.  A brief overview of what reproducible discipleship can look like.

ABC Bible Journaling – a simple tool to help anyone begin reading the Bible for themselves

Inductive Bible Study – a simple, clear handout to get anyone started on inductive Bible Study (manuscript style, or Observation, Interpretation, Application).

The Journey to Spiritual Friendship– a chart that demystifies the process of befriending a person who is disinterested and disconnected from Christ, and walking with them toward further connection and curiosity. Podcast explanation here.

Learning to Say, “No” – for students who overcommit or want to do everything, a helpful handout for handling requests for your time, money, or energy.

Four Circles – a gospel illustration tool with a missional focus.  Intervarsity created this, and here are some resources we created with it for our context.  Training video.  Script Guidelines.  Blank Handouts.

Resources from others:


Making Sense of God, by Tim Keller

The Reason for God, by Tim Keller

Making of the Bible – Tim Mackie, PhD, gives a 2 hour overview

Ministry Approaches & Philosophy:

The Master Plan of Evangelism, by Robert E. Coleman

Community, By Brad House

You Are What You Love, by James KA Smith

To Change the World, by James Davison Hunter

Poverty Alleviation:

When Helping Hurts:  Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Science and Faith:

The Lost World of Genesis One, by John Walton

The Language of God, by Francis Collins

Biologos – A Blog pondering the integration of science and Biblical Interpretation

Miracles, by CS Lewis

Sexual Health & Wholeness:

Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, by Carl R. Trueman – practical video / study guide series for overcoming porn addiction – resources for fighting the plague of pornography

Theology of Work & Vocation:

Every Good Endeavor, by Tim Keller

Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, by Tom Nelson

Theology (in general):

Kingdom Come, by Allen Wakabayashi

The King Jesus Gospel, by Scott McKnight

The Pleasures of God, by John Piper

Discipline of Grace, by Jerry Bridges

Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges

The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus, by Bruxy Cavey

The Bible Project – amazing videos explaining Biblical books and Themes

Old Testament Theology:

Dominion and Dynasty, by Stephen G. Dempster

The Authority of the Old Testament, by John Bright

Ethnic Reconciliation & Justice :

Reading While Black, by Esau McCaulley

Healing Racial Trauma, by Sheila Wise Rowe