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 Way of Life Bible Institute
  •   • About
    BIBLE COURSES

    Way of Life Literature publishes a full range of Bible courses on practically every subject touching on the Bible and Christian life and ministry.

    “[The Way of Life Bible courses] are extremely helpful for any Christian, no matter where they are spiritually; the practical application is extremely helpful and edifying.”

    “There is not a single Christian author/commentator that I trust and respect more than you. I am extremely excited about your full Bible commentary.”

    “I am getting a lot out of your commentary on Revelation. I have about 10 commentaries or so and yours stands out so far as the best from my reading to date. Thank you for these excellent resources.”

    “Everything you write seems to have the Spirit of God behind it, and nothing is as exceptional as your commentary on the general epistles.

    We believe that every member of a Bible-believing church should aim to be a skillful, obedient Bible student and every church should aim to educate each member toward this end. That is the teaching of Matthew 28:20, Colossians 1:28, and Hebrews 5:12-14. This should start with the training of children in the homes, which requires that the fathers and mothers be skillful students. It is the church’s job to build up the homes in God’s Word so they can raise a godly seed for the glory of Jesus Christ. This is obvious from the fact that the instructions about the Christian home are given to churches (e.g., Ephesians 5:22 - 6:4). Every youth in a Bible-believing church should be on the way to becoming a skillful Bible student. Beyond this, every church should be raising up and training pastors, evangelists, preachers, and teachers. This was a major objective in Paul’s ministry, and he is our example (2 Ti. 2:2). The Pastoral Epistles were written for this purpose, and here we see how extensively Paul trained God-called men.
    We are convinced that the equivalent of a Bible Institute education is the mere starting point of being equipped for God’s will in this present world. We’re not talking about being equipped to be a pastor; we’re talking about being equipped to be a “normal Christian”! Every believer is an ambassador for Christ (2 Co. 5:20), a priest (1 Pe. 2:5, 9), a gifted minister in the body (Ro. 12:3-8; Eph. 4:16), and all of this requires serious training and continual development.
  •   • How the Courses can be Used
    How the Bible Courses Can Be Used

    • Private study for the individual Christian
    • Sunday Schools
    • Bible institutes and colleges
    • Home schooling curriculum
    • Study material in jails and prisons
    • Discipling new Christians
    • Refresher and advanced studies for Bible college graduates
    • Expository preaching material
  •   • Bible College Curriculum
    Bible College Curriculum

    We recommend the following as a curriculum for a Bible Institute or Bible College:
    • Bible Separation: Its Doctrine and Practice
    • Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms
    • Bird’s-eye View of the Bible (book and video series)
    • The Church: The Pillar and Ground of the Truth
    • Introduction to Bible Geography (PowerPoint and PDF)
    • Defense of the Faith (Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Jehovah’s Witness, the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, and New Evangelicalism)
    • The Doctrine Which Ye Have Learned
    • Effectual Prayer in Perilous Times (scheduled for late 2021)
    • Evangelicals and Contemplative Prayer
    • Feed the Flock: Expository Bible Preaching (book and video series)
    • Highlights in Acts
    • Highlights in the Four Gospels
    • A History of the Churches from a Baptist Perspective (book and PowerPoints)
    • Introduction to Bible Geography (PowerPoint and PDF)
    • New Evangelicalism: Its History, Characteristics, and Fruit
    • Old Testament History and Geography (book, maps, and PowerPoints)
    • The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements (book and extensive PowerPoint series)
    • Satanic Attack on Sacred Music (book, video series, PowerPoints)
    • Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism (book and video series)
    • Understanding Bible Prophecy
    • Understanding the Bible for Yourself
    • Unshakeable Faith: A Course on Christian Apologetics (book and PowerPoints)
    • Why We Hold to the King James Bible
    • Woman and Her Service to the Lord
  •   • Advanced Courses
    Advanced Courses

    The Discipling Church: The Church That Will Stand until Christ Comes
    The Hand of God in World History (scheduled for 2022)
    The History and Heritage of Fundamentalism and Fundamental Baptists
    Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, and Future (book and PowerPoint series)
    A Portrait of Christ: The Tabernacle, the Priesthood, and the Offerings
    What Is the Emerging Church?
  •   • Introductory Courses
    Introductory Courses

    We recommend the following courses for new believers, young teens, or anyone just beginning his or her Bible study career:
    Bird’s-eye View of the Bible (book and video series)
    The Effectual Bible Student (book and video series, set for November or December 2021)
    Introduction to Bible Geography (PowerPoint and PDF)
    One Year Discipleship Course
  •   • Youth Training Curriculum
    Youth Training Curriculum

    Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms
    The Bible’s Proof
    Bird’s-eye View of the Bible (book and video series)
    The Effectual Bible Student (book and video series, set for November 2021)
    Evangelicals and Contemplative Prayer
    Fantasy Dangers (free eBook)
    Highlights in Acts
    Highlights in the Four Gospels
    Introduction to Bible Geography (PowerPoint and PDF)
    Knowing God’s Will: A Study of Romans 12 (2021 edition has 91 review questions)
    Old Testament History and Geography (book, maps, and PowerPoints)
    One Year Discipleship Course
    Satanic Attack on Sacred Music (book, video series, PowerPoints)
    Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism (book and video series)
    Spiritual Safety in the Facebook Age
    Unshakeable Faith: A Course on Christian Apologetics (book and PowerPoints)
    What Every Christian Should Know about Rock Music
  •   • Other Bible Courses
    Other Bible Courses

    21 Steps to a Stronger Church for the 21st Century (book and video series)
    The Bible, Diet, and Alternative Health Care
    The Bible and Islam
    Child Discipline
    Contemplative Mysticism: A Powerful Ecumenical Bond
    Dressing for the Lord
    Faith vs. the Modern Bible Versions
    The Future according to the Bible
    God the Trinity
    Highlights in James
    Highlights in Job
    Highlights in Proverbs
    Highlights in Psalms
    Holiness: Pitfalls, Struggles, and Victory
    The House Church Movement
    Keeping the Kids: A Course in Child Training and Discipleship (book and videos)
    A Portrait of Christ: The Tabernacle, the Priesthood, and the Offerings
  •   • In What Order Should the Courses Be Studied?
    In What Order Should the Courses Be Studied?

    We recommend studying the courses in the following order:
    Bird’s-eye View of the Bible. This course covering every part of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation has a five-fold objective. First, the goal is to give an overview of the Bible, which is the starting point for understanding it. The Bible is one Book that was planned by God in eternity before it was given to the holy prophets, and understanding the big picture is necessary to rightly understand the parts. Second, the goal is to make the student familiar with the major people and events of the Bible, to introduce the student to principles of Bible interpretation, Bible typology, Bible prophecy, Bible geography, and Bible archaeology, and to teach the fundamentals of the law of Moses, the Gospel, Israel, and the Church.
    Third, the goal is to establish a foundation on which the student can build for the rest of his life in pursuing the objective of becoming the skillful Bible student (“ye ought to be teachers ... skillful in the word of righteousness ... who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil,” Heb. 5:12-14). Fourth, the goal is to encourage churches and families to take Bible study much more seriously. Fifth, the goal is to whet the student’s appetite by showing some of the infinite riches of God’s Word.

    Introduction to Bible Geography. An understanding of Bible geography is foundational to effectual Bible study, and this fully-illustrated introduction is geared for beginning students and older ones. The course consists of a PowerPoint presentation and a PDF. The PowerPoint includes video clips and photos that aren’t in the PDF and is intended especially for classroom use. The 50-page abbreviated PDF edition is for students to use in classrooms and for private study and easy reference.

    Effectual Bible Student (beginner students) or Understanding the Bible for Yourself (advanced students). These courses are foundational because they teach how to have an effectual daily Bible study routine, the principles of Bible interpretation, and methods of Bible study.

    Old Testament History and Geography. This gives an overview of the Old Testament and how that it forms the foundation for the New Testament. The 2014 edition of this course is enlarged and improved.
    Highlights in the Four Gospels and Highlights in Acts. These two courses give the basic history of the New Testament.

    Bible Times and Ancient Kingdoms. This is a course on Bible geography, Bible culture, Bible history, and Bible archaeology, which has a two-fold objective: to present apologetic evidence for the Bible and to give the historical and cultural background to enable the student to better understand the setting of Bible history. Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms covers the fascinating historical world of the Bible from Genesis to the New Testament. It is a package consisting of a book and a series of 26 PowerPoint presentations packed with 5,600 high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips.

    Understanding Bible Prophecy. Since a large part of the Bible consists of prophecy, this course is foundational.

    Toward the top of the list we would also include The Satanic Attack on Sacred Music, A History of the Churches, The Discipling Church, Bible Separation, Why We Hold to the King James Bible, The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements, The Hand of God in World History, Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, and Future, New Evangelicalism, Sowing and Reaping, An Unshakeable Faith, and Woman and Her Service to the Lord.
  •   • Way of Life Commentary Series
    Way of Life Bible Commentary Series

    This series is designed in a unique format to be used as verse-by-verse commentaries, as Bible teaching courses, and for expository preaching. The commentaries are thorough, serious, broad, insightful, and practical, with an emphasis on application to the Christian life and ministry. Context is honored; words are defined; figures of speech are explained; difficulties are tackled. The commentaries are backed by 48 years of intense Bible study and are packed with historical backgrounds and archaeological studies based on the author’s personal research, which is reflected in books such as the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity, Things Hard to Be Understood, Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms, and Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, and Future. The interpretation is from a literal, dispensational perspective. The basis is the King James Bible and its underlying original language texts. The King James Bible is explained and illuminated but not criticized. The church is given priority as the pillar and ground of the truth and the headquarters for world evangelism. There is no hint of modernism or influence from compromised evangelicalism. The user will find no reference to or dependence upon men such as Origen, Jerome, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, Eberhard Nestle, or Bruce Metzger.

    Feedback from users: “David Cloud has rung the bell squarely again with the newly published commentary books on Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Minor Prophets. These commentaries are chocked full of vital informative truths, Biblically sound doctrine and prophetic insights that are written in easy-to-understand language. The Fundamentalist Digest editor highly commends these books. Purchasers and pursuers will be great beneficiaries” (Don Jasmin). “I've just finished a study on Daniel using your commentary as one resource. It was excellent! Same for Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.” “These expository notes and commentaries are worth more than the price that has been marked. Thank you very much for your tremendous work that has been put in these by God’s help.” “I’m in one room reading Isaiah with your commentary, while my wife is at her desk reading Ezekiel with your commentary. We can both say, with zero doubt, that there is no commentary on earth that we trust more than yours--and we’ve seen (and own) several others of great renown.” “There is not a single Christian author/commentator that I trust and respect more than you. I am extremely excited about your full Bible commentary.” “I am getting a lot out of your commentary on Revelation. I have about 10 commentaries or so and yours stands out so far as the best from my reading to date. Thank you for these excellent resources.” “Everything you write seems to have the Spirit of God behind it, and nothing is as exceptional as your commentary on the general epistles. I’ve only finished going through the first 13 verses of 1 Peter and you have already handled depression, angels, heaven, election, holiness and our glorified bodies in such a deeply profound manner that it’s as if I had never studied those issues before (as a 35 year Christian and rabid student of Scripture).”

    Isaiah
    Jeremiah
    Ezekiel
    Daniel
    Minor Prophets
    Romans
    Corinthian Epistles
    Prison Epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians)
    Thessalonian Epistles (scheduled second half 2021)
    Pastoral Epistles
    Hebrews $18.95
    General Epistles
    Revelation
  •   • Course Review Questions
    Course Review Questions

    Most of the Way of Life Bible courses include review questions. They are designed to draw the student’s attention to the most important points of the lessons and to help him remember these points after the course is finished.

    If you take the courses by self-study, don’t skip over the review questions. Find someone who will test you by presenting a selection of the review questions to you. This is a very important part of the learning process.

    For the classroom setting, the teacher can use our review questions (and/or his own, of course, if he sees fit) to create sectional and final tests at the appropriate learning level.
    Description of the Way of Life Literature Bible Courses

    For a detailed description of the Bible courses and purchase information and links to free PointPoints and videos, see www.wayoflife.org.
Some ABSS TITLES (Advanced Bible Study Series) have been re-written and are now Commentaries and some may be found in Books/eBooks so be sure to check those sections for any title you can't find. You can also use the search tool at the top of any page.