Helpful Tools

Following are resources that you’ll find very helpful in your study. Some, like a good personal Bible, may have cost attached but will be invaluable as you’re able to purchase them. Most, however, are freely available as online resources.

  1. A Good well-made durable Bible – While we recommend the King James Version for it’s accuracy, there are other versions the provide more modern language reading. You may like the New King James Version (NKJV), New English Translation (NET), English Standard Version (ESV), and even the New International Version (NIV) which are all good study Bibles as well. Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, Nave’s Topical Bible, and Oxford Bibles are all good choices.
  2. Halley’s Bible Handbook
  3. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance – Can be found on
  4. Bible Dictionary – Can be found on
  5. Webster’s Dictionary – Can be found at Webster’s Dictionary.
  6. Commentaries – Matthew Henry, or Adam Clarke, can be found on
  7. An Encyclopedia – Can be found at
  8. Church History – A good sources is A History of Christian Doctrine by David K. Bernard (3 Volumes).
  9. Word Studies – Can be found on
  10. The Pulpit Commentary and Barnes’ Notes on the Old and New Testaments – Can be found on

Many of these resources are also available as printed books.