A Student’s Guide
“If you are a high schooler, read this book thoughtfully and carefully. Then loan it to your parents.” — D. A. Carson
Have you ever been to a Bible study that didn’t have much “Bible” or “study” at all? Without a proper understanding of how to do it, students can be disappointed or scared away from studying the Bible. So what is Bible study — and can it work for high schoolers?
No stranger to teaching the Bible to teenagers, Jon Nielson confirms that real, meaningful Bible study is not only possible for students, but important. He takes students seriously and expects them to take their faith seriously. Unpacking five truths about the Bible—that it is God speaking, is powerful, is understandable, is literary, and is one story—he demonstrates how the Bible should be studied and how teenagers themselves can lead that study.
“There could scarcely be a more winsome, convincing, and helpful book than this for calling and aiding student ministries to center upon God’s Word. Youth ministers and those who work with students will be profoundly instructed on what the Bible is, how it works, and how to teach it. And more, they will learn from a youth pastor who has done it and continues to do it amid the swirling idioms of popular culture.” —- R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois
“If you want your ministry to be healthy, God centered, and gospel driven . . . make the Bible its lifeblood. Jon Nielson’s treatment of this subject for youth and young adults alike is full of truth, relevance, and practical wisdom.” —Jay Thomas, Lead Pastor, Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
About the Author
Jon Nielson has served as pastoral resident at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. Prior to the role, he worked in youth and sports ministry there. He has also worked as director of training for the Charles Simeon Trust, providing training in biblical exposition. He is currently college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.