It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of sitting down and studying my Bible without the help of a Bible study completely daunted me. As I approached the Word of God I felt ill-equipped and underprepared. Who was I to think I could intelligently understand the text that I was reading?
In truth, I somehow developed this mental block to digging into the Word and as the block grew I found myself reading less and less of the Bible and more and more commentaries about the Bible. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a good commentary or well-written Bible study. They challenge us as readers and often help point the way to a deeper understanding of God’s word.
The Bible isn’t some mystical tool only for the eyes of the theologian or seminary grad. No, the Bible is for all of us. I deeply believe that with a posture of humility we can approach the word and get so much out of it before consulting those fantastic other resources.
I want you to feel confident as you pick up your Bible. I want you to be able to read deep and study on your own and do the work of knowing God’s story.
Deconstructed is simply a supplemental tool to help you get to the heart of God’s word. In the pages to come there are fantastic tools laid out for you to get those mental wheels spinning. This will help you as you study the Word, practice memorization and dive deep into understanding the content and context of those sacred pages.
Delphine Besa –
Kile Baker (verified owner) –
I am obviously biased, being her husband, but I love her approach to making the Bible approachable for everyone. She has synthesized what some seminary classes take months to teach in just a few pages. This book isn’t a short-cut, but it is a great starting point to understanding, applying and living a Christ-centered life by being able to read the life and words of Christ with passion and intention. Buy it!
Julie Pearson (verified owner) –
If you want to understand the Bible and how to study it in a simple manner, Deconstructed is the perfect study guide!! I love how it gives an overall summary of the themes of the books and some basic Bible terminology. The Bible can be confusing, but Deconstructed turns the intellectual into the informative. This study guide confirms you don’t have to be a Theologian to study God’s word.
Pam Booher (verified owner) –
I just finished your book!! WOW!! This may be the best and easiest practical way to understand what the Bible is and a GREAT place for beginners to really start studying on their own!! It was super fun reading and remembering back to how I learned so much of this… but also LEARNED MANY NEW things… and it’s all in one place… IN your book!!! I told my Pastor husband how much I LOVE it and how easy it is to understand!! I will be recommending it!!!
Cindi McMenamin, National Speaker, Bible Teacher & Author of When Women Walk Alone, When God Sees Your Tears, and God’s Whispers to a Woman’s Heart –
In Deconstructed, Rachel helps makes reading and studying the Bible not only simple, but fun. No matter what portion of Scripture you choose, she gives you options and insights that will help you fall in love with God’s Word and see it as your source of strength and inspiration. Dive into Deconstructed and find how much the Word of God becomes your daily delight!