Reading The Bible

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The Bible is a collection of 66 books with different genres, written by over 40 different authors who were farmers, fishermen, tentmakers, homeless prophets, doctors, scribes, musicians, and pastors, in the span of over 1500 years, on 3 different continents, and written in 3 different languages.

There are about 168,000 Bibles either sold or given away per day in the US.

The Bible is best selling book of all time AND it’s also the most shoplifted book in the world.

It has been translated into more than 2,454 languages.

There are more than 3,200 verses with fulfilled prophecy.

Based on these facts, the Bible has changed the world! But this blog post is not about that. It’s about how the Bible can change YOU! It holds the story of God’s redemptive plan of salvation for everyone through His son, Jesus Christ. This is the greatest story ever told!

I wanted to equip you to read the Bible with resources and tools below to help you hunger and yearn for more of God. This is a great place to start your journey of reading the Bible! If you have any questions about the Bible, you can email me at matt@fortresschurch.org with your questions.

Awesome Bible Resources!

Bible Apps

YouVersion

The YouVersion Bible app is the most popular Bible app online and there’s many good reasons for it. With Bible Study Plans updated every week, audio playback capabilities, and the ability to take notes, highlight and share what you’ve learned helps you stay on track with loving the Word of God. One of my favorite features is the Verse of the Day push notification. I get to read what millions of people around the world are reading as I start my day. Download the app today!

He Reads Truth

He Reads Truth is an app that helps men study the Bible through interactive Bible studies of books of the Bible and different topics. What I like about it is it’s clean design, simple interface, and interesting study plans. The only downside is some of the Bible studies do have a price attached to them.

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth is an app that helps women study the Bible through interactive Bible studies of books of the Bible and different topics. What I like about it is it’s clean design, simple interface, and interesting study plans. The only downside is some of the Bible studies do have a price attached to them.

Study Bibles

Study Bibles are Bibles that have great study notes, tips, maps, explanations, character analysis, and more at the bottom of each page. This is so you won’t be confused when your reading the Bible. Just look at the bottom of the page for explanations.

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Other Bibles

Journaling Bibles

Journaling Bibles are great if you want to have your journal and Bible in the same place. But most people use it to let out their creative side. I personally have one and I love mine!

Action Bibles

The Action Bibles are great for kids and preteens who love comic book format. Many Bible stories are told using a comic book style with creative illustrations for better understanding.

Bible Devotionals

Devotionals are written by other Christians to encourage us with places to start in scripture. You don’t have to open your Bible randomly. Just follow what the devotional says and learn more about God!

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Online Resources

Right Now Media

Right Now Media is the Netflix of video Bible study. Browse thousands of videos on different topics, in different walks of life, with different perspectives. And the best part about it is that it’s FREE! Click here to go the Fortress Right Now Media page and fill out the form to get access to these FREE resources!

The Bible Project

The Bible Project is a non-profit organization that makes creative Youtube videos to educate people on everything about the Bible. They have videos on each book of the Bible so we can watch a video on the book we are about to read so we can read the Bible better.

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Pastor Matt Garcia

Youth Pastor

Matt serves on the pastoral staff of Fortress Church and seeks to inspire young leaders toward spiritual maturity.

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