Well, this is unusual for me, I’m not much of an advertiser on this blog, but I wanted to get the word out. You may have noticed on my sidebar – I’ve written a book.
Obviously, this is a book about studying the scriptures.
A couple of years ago, while serving in the Young Women’s, I was working on my Personal Progress. It was time for me to begin working on the value projects, and I pondered what I should do. The idea came to me: write a book on scripture study.
I’ve always loved studying the scriptures. I’ve given several classes on how to get more from scripture study. As I thought about this value project, I realized I should compile some of the information from the classes I taught and create a book.
Well, the work is done, and now I’ve got a book. If you are interested in it, you can download it for free.
I wrote the Book in the following parts:
In this part, you will learn more about materials you may wish to have when studying the scriptures and their advantages and disadvantages.
2) Marking the Scriptures
This section is all about marking your scriptures. You will learn marking techniques, color coding, and there is also a “quiz” that will help you to formulate your own scripture marking plan. I don’t give you a plan in this book. As helpful as that may be, I really think that you can come up with one for yourself – that would be more practical and personal. This section teaches you how to come up with your own plan.
3) Elements in the scriptures
In this section, you will learn about various literary elements in the scriptures: such as lists, metaphors, patterns, etc. These chapters are interactive – so you can learn how to identify each element in the scriptures on your own.
There are also chapters about creating cross-references and scripture chains.
This section is full of fun scripture-study project ideas. If you have read the scriptures more than once, and you want a project to help you keep your focus as you continue to read the scriptures, then this section will help you. The projects include a Book of Mormon Extreme Challenge, Scripture Spider-web, and others. These are just starting points, so that you can go to the scriptures on your own and complete the project yourself.
So…that’s the basic idea of the book. If you are interested, download it here. I want to share what I’ve learned in scripture study, so that is why I’ve put it together and am offering it. If you are looking for ways to learn more about scripture study, then I hope this can help you.
I have a testimony in the power of scripture study. I have been blessed with the interest and ability to read the scriptures and have spiritual experiences daily. I know that the Lord speaks to us through His Word. I know that as we study the scriptures, the Spirit can infuse our lives. Through such divine instruction, we can improve ourselves and become happier people.