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Imagine if there was a way that people could grow in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ—a way that returned gospel growth to the everyday fabric of personal relationship, rather than relying on church-run programs. That guided people in a deeper, more meaningful way than an event, program or class could possibly do—guided on an individual basis by someone who cared for them personally.
What is this way? What is this activity that is so simple and so universal that it meets the discipleship needs of very different people at very different stages of discipleship, even non-Christians?
We call it reading the Bible one-to-one.
But what exactly is reading the Bible one-to-one? Why should we do it? Who is it for?
In One-to-One Bible Reading: a simple guide for every Christian, David Helm answers these important questions.
About the Author
David Helm is a pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, and Chairman of the Charles Simeon Trust, a ministry devoted to equipping expository preachers. He longs for all Christians to read God's Word for themselves and with others. He is the author of The Big Picture Story Bible.
Publisher: Matthias Media USA
Publication Date: April 2011
ISBN 13: 9781921441981
“One-to-One Bible Reading is practical and clear. Our pastoral team is excited about how this resource will equip people to use scripture to both evangelize and disciple. It’s a tool we want every member of our church to have.”
- Joshua Harris (Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, author of Dug Down Deep)
“Helm’s booklet encourages relational evangelism and disciple- ship based on the living and active word of God, offering practical tools for one-on-one Bible reading and envisioning a mobilization of God’s people that would complement church programs. Helm calls us to invite people not only to an event, but into our lives and into the life of faith in Jesus Christ offered in his word.
- Kathleen Nielson, Author and conference speaker
“This is a fresh approach to one of the most practical and personal ways of sharing the gospel. This strategy for evangelistic ministry is very important for making disciples. Pastors, you’ll want to get copies for your elders, deacons, staff, discipleship coordinators and congregations.
- Justin Holcomb, Director of the Resurgence and Pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle
“David Helm has written a guide to help Christians in one of the most basic methods of helping others: reading the Bible with them. In evangelism, in edification, nothing can beat opening the text of the Bible and reading what God himself has actually said. Christians need only have confidence in God’s word and a basic skill in reading it with others. David has done us a great service in helping people gain that basic skill.
- Phillip Jensen, Dean of Sydney at St Andrew’s Cathedral
“One of my great joys in ministry among women is reading the Bible with just one other person. David’s book explains in a clear and straightforward way how each one of us can get started in this simple yet life-changing ministry. If you have a heart for kingdom growth then read this book, pray and make a start!
- Jenny Salt, Dean of Students at Sydney Missionary and Bible College
“One-to-one Bible reading is vital for effective and vibrant gospel ministry. This simple guide to an essential ministry is a magnificent resource that will be useful for training all Christians in ministry. There is little else like it. We shall use it extensively at St Helen’s.
- William Taylor, Rector at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London
“David Helm is deeply committed to the public exposition of God’s word and the training of preachers. Yet in this guide he advocates a deep-rooted culture of one-to-one Bible reading in our churches. Surely the two go hand in hand, but many Christians don’t know where to start in this personal Bible reading ministry. This guide provides the inspiration for this desperately needed ministry revolution and the growth of the gospel vine into every corner of our communities.
- Colin Marshall, Author of The Trellis and the Vine and CEO of Vinegrowers