- Advanced Bible Study Series -
The "Highlights in" are special editions of our Commentaries and are designed for expository preaching and classroom courses.
- "Pastoral Epistles" is available as a Commentary. The ABSS book is out of print.
- "Romans" is out of print. It is replaced by "The Doctrine Which Ye Have Learned"
- "How to Study the Bible" is out of print. It is replaced by "Understanding the Bible for Yourself"
The Benefit of the Advanced Bible Study Series
The Manifold Benefit of the Advanced Bible Study Series
Way of Life’s Advanced Bible Studies Series is a serious set of Bible studies, equivalent to a complete Bible College curriculum.
We don’t believe that you will find better quality, more truly life-changing Bible courses from any other source. We are continually revising the courses, and with each new edition they become more mature. There are currently 20 volumes averaging 265 pages each.
The subjects are
• How to Study the Bible (We suggest you master this before moving on to other titles.)
• Old Testament History and Geography
• The Bible Version Issue
• Defense of the Faith
• First Corinthians
• The Four Gospels
• Give Attendance to Doctrine
• A History of the Churches from a Baptist Perspective
• The New Testament Church
• Pastoral Epistles
• Understanding Bible Prophecy.
The courses are based strictly upon the King James Bible and the powerful word studies assist in the understanding of the KJV but do not cast doubt upon it.
They are thorough and comprehensive, yet they are laid out in outlines that are easily taught. They are very practical and have the objective of producing well-equipped Christian soldiers that have a solid understanding of the Bible and God’s perfect will. They stress holy and obedient Christian living and separation from worldliness and error.
They magnify evangelism and the New Testament church and promote world missions. They emphasize the essential differences between law and grace, the church and Israel, positional and practical sanctification, and they continually fortify the student’s understanding of the life-changing doctrines such as justification, substitutionary atonement, and eternal security. The courses are non-Calvinistic and interpret Bible prophecy from a literal pre-tribulational perspective.
The diligent student can be prepared to stand against the wiles of the Devil and to refute the major theological heresies of our day.
One pastor said the books “are extremely helpful for any Christian, no matter where they are spiritually; the practical application is extremely helpful and edifying.”
How to use the Advanced Bible Study Series
How the Advanced Bible Study Series Can be Used
We don't believe that you will find better quality, more truly life-changing Bible courses from any other source. They are based strictly upon the King James Bible and the powerful word studies assist in the understanding of the KJV but never cast doubt upon it. They are thorough and comprehensive. They are very practical and have the objective of producing well-equipped Christian soldiers that have a solid understanding of the Bible. They stress holy and obedient Christian living and separation from worldliness and error, exalt evangelism and the New Testament church, and promote world missions. They emphasize the crucial differences between law and grace and positional and practical sanctification, and they continually fortify the student's understanding of the life-changing doctrines such as justification, substitutionary atonement, and eternal security. The courses are non-Calvinistic and interpret Bible prophecy literally. The student will be prepared to stand against the wiles of the Devil and to refute the major theological heresies of our day.
Ways This Series Can be Used
- As private study guides for the individual Christian
- As Sunday School lessons
- As textbooks in Bible colleges
- As part of a home schooling curriculum
- As study material in jails and prisons
- For discipling new (or older) Christians
- As refresher study material for Bible College graduates
- As expository preaching outlines
- As Bible commentaries
Tests and Score Sheets Available Separately (not all titles)
A lot of time and effort has gone into the creation of the review questions and tests, which are carefully designed to draw the student's attention to the most important points of the lessons and to help him remember these points long after the course is finished. There are no fluff questions and no mere busy work that merely wastes the student's time with things of no consequence. Each question is important and deals with things that the Bible student needs to keep in mind beyond the life of the course. The SECTIONAL REVIEW QUESTIONS go over all of the important points in the lessons thus pointing the student's attention to the most significant material and preparing him for the sectional tests. The SECTIONAL TESTS are drawn from the most important of the review questions. And the FINAL TEST draws from the most important of the sectional tests. Thus each test focuses the student's attention in more closely on the things that he should take away from the course and helps him remember these things by repeating them throughout the review and testing process.
If you take the courses by yourself, don't skip over the review questions and tests. Get the test books (and don't cheat yourself by looking at the answers) and find someone who will test you on the material. It is a very important part of the learning process.
God promises to bless the man of God that separates from evil and delights in His Word (Psalm 1:1-3). I believe that the child of God can experience spiritual revival if he will devote an hour a day to the study of the Bible and the use of these courses.
In What Order Should the Courses Be Studied?
In What Order Should the Courses Be Studied?
The best place to start is with the course on “How to Study the Bible.” This course teaches the principles of how to interpret the Bible and how to study it effectively by means of some of the most important Bible study tools. The 2012 edition of the course is enlarged and improved.
The next course that we recommend is “Old Testament History and Geography,” which gives an overview of the Bible and how that each part fits together within the whole. The 2014 edition of this course is enlarged and improved.
After this we recommend The Four Gospels, then Acts.
After that we suggest studying the courses in whatever order best fits your need and interest or that of your class.
The course titles of the Advanced Bible Studies Series are as follows:
Bible Version Issue
Defense of the Faith
Give Attendance to Doctrine
History of the Churches from a Baptist Perspective
History and Geography of the Old Testament
New Testament Church
Understanding Bible Prophecy
Currently five other Bible study courses are published by Way of Life Literature which are not a part of the Advanced Bible Studies Series.
Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms
Keeping the Kids: A course in child training and discipleship
One Year Discipleship Course
Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism
An Unshakeable Faith: A Course on Christian Apologetics
"I wanted to say that your DVD series on How to Study the Bible is awesome.It is very helpful."
"We are in our fifth week of classes teaching How To Study The Bible andGive Attendance to Doctrine. Every Tuesday I teach the Study course and every Wednesday I teach the Doctrine course. Each class is two hours in length. There will be a total of eleven classes for each course--that is 22 hours of classroom experience."
"I thought you would want to know that these folks are 'eating this up. They are delighted to be gaining a deeper understanding of the Word of God.They are memorizing verses, taking notes, writing papers about what they have learned, and taking the tests. What a joy it is to see them so eager to learn and to witness them growing in the Lord."
"I've been recording all of the classes on CD and we have one church member who listens to them while traveling for his company. He is listening to them and passing them on to others. Another student takes the CD's home and his wife listens to them. My sister is planning on using the CD's to teach her two boys while home schooling."
"I want you to know that I would recommend these books to any pastor orChristian educator."
Pastor Bobby Mitchell
Mid-Coast Baptist Church, Brunswick, Maine
"I currently am using the Bible study on the Gospels for our new teen SundaySchool program. I have found it very helpful in organizing my thoughts and giving me direction as I teach. I have found it very helpful to have a guide to determine what to say and how to say it. I have already seen growth in our youth group on the spiritual level because of this Bible study. Thank you very much for helping churches across North America and around the world to equip their people for service and deepening their relationship withChrist."
"I have used your Advanced Bible Studies books as teaching materials to prepare one of our men for the ministry. I appreciate your clear,straightforward Biblical teaching, and the man that is working through thebooks is growing and learning by leaps and bounds!"
"I just wanted to give you some feedback on the Way of Life Advanced BibleStudy Series books, particularly 'The Book of Romans' and 'How to Study theBible.' Both books have been a tremendous blessing. I'm teaching Romans forSunday School and 'How to Study the Bible' on Wednesday evenings. Both books are extremely helpful for any Christian, no matter where they are spiritually. The practical application is extremely helpful and edifying.So, on behalf of our church family here in Park City, Utah, we thank you. I look forward to using your other books in the future."
"I'm currently using the 'Give attendance to doctrine' series as a guide fora basic doctrines series in my adult Sunday School class. As a teacher, the book has been invaluable for planning and putting together notes for teaching. What I appreciated about it, was that it was detailed (most similar courses are so shallow) without being so scholarly/academic."
"I have read 'How to study the Bible' and used the DVD course with it. I also am currently reading 'Acts.' I have found these courses extremely helpful. I have learned a lot from them and I am planning to read and study all of the Advanced Bible Study Series books. I would not change a thing about the books. I love the format, the clarity, the assignments in front of the book and the questions that go along with the books."
"I bought the whole series a few months back. The Lord had me to start with some basics (How to Study the Bible). Brother, that helped me a great deal.The Scriptures have 'come alive' even more, and it's amazing what a simple word search and study will reveal. God is so good. I'm now conducting a study of the New Testament Church and am looking forward to the rest of the series, and especially to Understanding Bible Prophecy."
"I used your book 'How to Study the Bible' as a guide/textbook for preparing a Sunday School series on Studying the Bible/Bible Interpretation. I enjoyed the book. We made copies available for our people to purchase and encouraged them to purchase and read it. I taught many of the lessons and also added my own material. It worked very well!"
"I am currently using your 'Defense of the Faith' book for a course by the same name that I am taking through Baptist Bible College Canada. It is a great book, very methodically laid out and thorough in its focus. The way the information is laid out also gives great sermon/Bible class outlines!"
"Thank you for writing the course, 'History of the Churches.' It is very well written and documented. It was a little discouraging when I first began my search for an appropriate text for our college class. Your book has been selected as the text for our Church History class at Columbus BaptistCollege. Thanks for your in-depth research and writing. May the Lord continue to bless your faithful ministry for His glory."
"Thanks for your stand on the Word, and Separation. I'm enjoying theAdvanced Bible Study Series I've purchased from Way of Life. I'm on volume two of about 14 -- a lot of information to process."
"I want to thank you for the History of the Churches Study series. I have had my eyes opened to some things that I was not even aware of as far as the history of the Baptists. Your book really made a difference in my life and I now have a greater appreciation of the Baptist History. I am an Ind.Fundamental Baptist who is now informed on the How and Why of my faith. I have been saved for over 18 years and never have I read the complete story.I knew the Who, What, Where, When but the How and Why just didn't click. I intend on ordering more of the advanced Bible Study Series and I intend on becoming a more informed Christian. The book actually brought me to tears and conviction about some of my own short comings. I have asked the LORD to open my eyes and make me a better Witness and Soul Winner. Please continue to print and publish fantastic Baptist information."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed your book on Hebrews. It was very helpful in my teaching of this book in Sunday School."
"We are busy preparing the Bible College for classes to resume in February.I am looking forward to teaching the Pastoral Epistles using the Advanced Bible Studies Series book. I am enjoying it & believe it will be used of theLord in grasping a good understanding these three books. Each student will have his or her own copy to work from."
"I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your DVD series on church history. Thank you for the fundamental and enticing delivery."
"I recently purchased the study on '1 Corinthians' and 'How to Study theBible' which I found very helpful and extremely insightful."
"I have used your Advanced Bible Studies Series on Acts, Defense of theFaith, The Pastoral Epistles, How to Study the Bible, and am starting on 1Corinthians. I recommend them to everyone, if you are a new Christian or been saved for 40 years. I feel that the Advanced Bible Studies Series is a great learning tool and I look forward to future books being published."
"I have used several of the books in the Advanced Bible Study Series for personal study and in our church. The book that has been the best received is 'How to study the Bible.' God has used it in our church to help people grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior. They are constantly asking when we are going to study it again! Our Ladies Bible study is currently using the book on Romans. They tell me it has been a fruitful time. Our Wednesday Night Jr. High/High School Discipleship used the book onActs to study the first century church and their obedience to the GreatCommission. I just finished preaching through Hebrews on Sunday Nights, and the book on Hebrews helped me prepare messages, and offered insights. I am praying about starting a Bible institute for layman. We will be using several of the books in this series if the Lord opens this door. These books are extremely practical and I have found that they can be used to help new believers, as well as spur the mature believer to a deeper consideration of the truths of God's Word. God bless your ministry!"
"I have ordered other so called 'Advance Studies' but none come close to your Advanced Study Series."
"The books are outstanding. I especially appreciate your direct, concise,no-nonsense, and strictly Scriptural approach. 'Defense of the Faith' and'Church History from a Baptist Perspective' are books that should be read by every Bible believing church member in this country."
"I have eleven of the Advanced Bible Studies Series in my collection and I have found them to be very excellent sources for nearly every facet of ministry from preaching to teaching as well as for my own personal study and benefit. I have taught many college level Bible courses and these studies are the most comprehensive I have yet to get my hands on. You don't have to be a preacher, missionary, or evangelist to find these works of great value."
"Each course seems to get better, and they were excellent to start with!"
Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials
Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials