Benge, Dustin and Pickowicz, Nate
Loving God means loving His Word.
If you're feeling distant from God, could it be because you're ignoring His Word? But maybe you don't know where to start. Maybe the long books and strange names feel overwhelming. Maybe you just don't like reading. Whatever the case, How to Eat Your Bible will help you cultivate an appetite for life-long study of God's Word. Find practical guidance for overcoming the hurdles that have kept you from making Bible study a regular part of your life. You'll also become encouraged to pursue God's Word by learning how other Christians throughout time maintained this crucial practice. Pastor Nate Pickowicz also includes a unique Seven Year Bible Plan so that you can apply what you've learned and continue drawing near to God as you consume His Word.
"Any book that has as its goal to get people to more carefully read, faithfully understand, and joyfully treasure the Word of God is a gift I gratefully commend to the people of God. This message, so greatly needed in our day, cannot be heard too often or often enough." — Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Author, host/teacher of Revive Our Hearts
"The spirit of J. C. Ryle pulses through this short yet arresting book. In an age that urges us to be justified by doubt, not by faith, Pickowicz does something unusual: he counsels us to eat the words of God like food. In doing so, he models a deep love for and trust in Scripture. The result is a readable book that is as catalytic as it is instructive. What a gift! We learn here that the Bible is not for super-scholars, or far-out mystical gurus, or shiny-toothed salesmen. The Bible is for me, and in it I will meet God, and by it, I will see Him face-to-face." — Owen Strachan, Author of Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind; associate professor of Christian theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"In this book, Nate shares how God enabled him to go from a person who read the Bible "from time to time" to someone who cannot have enough of this life-transforming book. Yet this is not only a testimony; it is also a brief educational tour in how you too can find yourself delighting in an intellectually stretching and spiritually satisfying daily reading of Scripture. Are you becoming lethargic in your regular intake of God's Word? Read this practical book and it will propel you to a fresh love for the good old book!" — Conrad Mbewe, Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia
"How to Eat Your Bible is for every Christian. Whether you're a seasoned theologian, a new believer, a young person struggling with doubts, or a pastor firm in your faith, this book will improve your understanding of and ability to teach Scripture. How to Eat Your Bible shows a world starving for truth how to "taste and see that the LORD is good" by studying His Word." — Allie Beth Stuckey, Host of Relatable podcast and author of You're Not Enough (And That's Okay)
"So many miss the thrill of knowing God through His Word because they simply don't know what to do with the Bible. You may read the Bible, but you don't know how to eat the Bible. Nate Pickowicz sets the table for the hungry soul in How to Eat Your Bible. Simple, practical, and profoundly biblical, this book serves as a menu to guide those hungering for more––more of God, more of Christ, and more of Scripture. Learn how to read, study, and eat more than you ever have. The feast has been prepared, sit down at the table and enjoy!" — Dustin W. Benge, Provost, Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
"If you struggle with reading your Bible, if you can't seem to figure out a consistent way to get in God's Word, let How to Eat Your Bible intensify your hunger for the Scriptures. This short book will help you with both the why and the how of consuming God's Word, guiding you to the transforming, satisfying, sufficient truth found within the pages of the Book." — Abigail Dodds, Author of (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ
"One of the greatest threats facing Christianity is Christians who do not know the Word of God. It is only when we know the unchanging Word of God in a constantly changing world that we will turn the world upside down by the power of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the gospel. This book helps to lay the foundation for knowing God's Word, loving God's Word, and being doers of God's Word as we rest in the power of God's Word. I am grateful for this clear and accessible book for the church of Jesus Christ." — Burk Parsons, Senior Pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel and editor of Tabletalk magazine