Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study

Reviewed byG. Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University



Title: Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study

Author: Michael S. Heiser

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Paperback

Length: 184 pages


“Effective Bible Study doesn’t conform to a method,” Michael S. Heiser says in this book’s preface. A few sentences later, he explains this is true because “books of the Bible can be quite different, so they don’t conform to a canned approach.” So, in Brief Insights to Mastering Bible Study, Heiser chooses not to give readers a one-size-fits-all method for doing Bible studies. Instead, he describes basic principles people should use in all Bible studies, including the best resources to use and common mistakes to avoid.

Heiser mines his own experience (as someone who’s done many Bible studies and taught many Bible classes) to explain his principles in this book. Consequently, readers will find many great insider tips (such as what kinds of commentaries to use for different kinds of Bible study) in this book. They will also find plenty of sage advice based on misconceptions that Heiser has heard and had to refute on many occasions (such as whether having “childlike faith” means people have no reason to deeply study the Bible).

All in all, this book is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start studying the Bible or interested in doing deeper studies.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

People trying to learn how to do a Bible study, people interested in what makes Bible study different from devotional reading.

Christian Impact

This book will help many people understand why studying Scripture is important and how doing so will improve their spiritual lives.


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