As you walk through the three big categories of Christian life—beliefs, practices, and virtues—you’ll begin a journey that will take you closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. You’ll learn what the Bible has to say about everything from the nature of God and the identity of Jesus, to prayer, worship, and the fruit of the Spirit. Each big category is divided into ten topics to give you an up-close look at the important things God wants you to know. Relevant, practical, and deeply fundamental, Believe: Student Edition is a must-read for any student serious about their faith.
The Bible is more than just a book of stories. It’s a blueprint for living. Let the words of God change you as you learn how to think, act, and become more like Jesus.
A dimension of prayer which many Christians use as a step toward satisfying this hunger is the use of Scripture as a starting point for reflection and meditation. For as we listen prayerfully to God's word, we become more and more experientially aware of his loving, abiding presence. Often, however, it can be difficult to know where to begin when using the Bible in prayer. The purpose of this book is to help people begin to pray with Scripture by offering the actual reading for an entire year of daily prayer.
The Bible portions and hymns in this book could perhaps best be complemented by following a plan of reading through the whole Bible. In this way a personal devotional time with God becomes a daily opportunity to ‘seek [the LORD’s] face’ (Psalm 27:8) as God speaks to us about our lives ‘face to face, as a man speaks with his friend’ (Exodus 33:11).