One pastor says the books “are extremely helpful for any Christian, no matter where they are spiritually; the practical application is extremely helpful and edifying.”
In the Advanced Bible Studies Series there are currently 21 volumes totaling more than 6,400 pages (averaging 300 pages per book). Four of these courses (Acts, Four Gospels, History of the Churches, and Old Testament History and Geography) are accompanied by 50 PowerPoint presentations containing nearly 6,000 slides. Many of the photos and video clips were taken on location and in world-class museums by the author.
Following are the titles that are currently available:
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
Old Testament History and Geography
Understanding Bible Prophecy
The following additional Bible courses published by Way of Life Literature are not a part of the Advanced Bible Studies Series:
Baptist Music Wars
The Bible and Islam
Bible Separation: Its Doctrine and Practice
Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms
The Discipling Church
Dressing for the Lord
Effectual Bible Student
Effectual Prayer in Perilous Times (scheduled for 2018)
Holiness: Pitfalls, Struggles and Victory
Jeremiah (scheduled for 2018)
Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, Future
Keeping the Kids: A Course in Child Training and Discipleship
The Mobile Phone and the Christian Home and Church
Music for Good or Evil (video series)
New Evangelicalism: Its History, Characteristics, and Fruit
One Year Discipleship Course
A Portrait of Christ: The Tabernacle, the Priesthood, and the Offerings
Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism
An Unshakeable Faith: A Course on Christian Apologetics
What Is the Emerging Church?
Woman and Her Service to the Lord
In What Order Should the Courses Be Studied?
The best place to start is The Effectual Bible Student, which is a 12-hour video course. It teaches how to establish a consistent daily Bible study, how to concentrate, how to use the fundamental Bible study tools, and how to interpret the Bible using sound principles. It is available for free viewing or download from www.wayoflife.org. It can also be purchased on DVD.
The next course that we recommend is Old Testament History and Geography, which gives an overview of the Old Testament and how that each part fits together within the whole. The 2014 edition of this course is enlarged and improved with new maps.
After this we recommend The Four Gospels, then Acts.
These three courses give an extensive survey of the history of the Old and New Testaments so that the student can begin seeing the Bible as a whole.
After that we suggest studying the courses in whatever order best fits your need and interest or that of your class.
How the Way of Life Bible Courses Can Be Used
• Private study for the individual Christian
• Sunday Schools
• A textbook in Bible institutes and colleges
• Home schooling curriculum
• Study material in jails and prisons
• Discipling new Christians
• Refresher studies for Bible College graduates
• Expository preaching outlines
• Commentaries (e.g., Genesis, Isaiah, Daniel, Minor Prophets, Romans, Hebrews, Revelation)
The Review Questions
Most of these courses include review questions. A lot of time and effort has gone into the creation of these, which 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 (plus his own, of course) to create appropriate sectional and final tests at the appropriate learning level.
See the online catalog at www.wayoflife.org for more information about these courses.
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