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Experience Your Bible
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Release Date: February 2012
Print Length: 208
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4133-4

Experience Your Bible

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See it. Study it. Do it. Many Christians focus on mechanical application of the Scriptures. In Experience Your Bible, the McDowells proclaim God’s original design—the Scriptures are his way to reveal himself so he can enjoy a relationship with people.

The authors show how the Bible can radically transform believers’ lives:

  • Intimacy. God created humans such that an intimate relationship with him is their only route to meaningful life. His written Word enables this relationship.
  • Relational experience. We must obey God’s commands. Yet he also wants us to relationally experience things like acceptance, joy, and comfort with him and other believers.
  • Growth in love. Josh and Sean highlight the Holy Spirit’s role in illuminating the Scriptures. They present proven tools to help readers study and “accurately handle the word of truth.” Above all, they emphasize that study is the journey to help Christians more deeply love the author of the Bible, God himself.

When Christians experience the Bible and its author, they find wisdom, meaning, and fulfillment in life.

A key tool for pastors, leaders, parents, and youth workers—anyone wanting to proclaim and experience the life- and culture-changing Christianity the Bible reveals.

Meet the authors

Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell has been reaching the spiritually skeptical for more than five decades. Since beginning ministry in 1961, Josh has spoken to more than 25 million people in 128 countries. He is the author or coauthor of 148 books, with over 51 million copies distributed worldwide, including Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Experience Your Bible, Evidence for the...

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Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell (PhD) is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, including A New Kind of Apologist. He is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, is an internationally recognized speaker, and blogs regularly at

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A Word from the Author

"It became obvious to me after 50 years in ministry that there is a huge and critical gap between Biblical knowledge and life-changing experience. Experience Your Bible was written to bridge these two realities.”
Josh McDowell, author of Experience Your Bible

Editorial Reviews

“These authors have made the Bible and the Word of God clear. They have helped to open up the communication lines to understanding and discernment. The expositional approach does not overwhelm the layperson.… This should be a seminal work for all Bible study groups.”
Libraries Alive

“Reading the Bible may never be easy, but it can certainly be simpler than we often make it. This book will help you see how.”

"I've been involved in mentoring in my church for the past 20 years and I am always glad to find a book that will speak to the heart and be a useful tool and resource in the mentoring process. This book was a breath of fresh air…You can't read a paragraph without identifying something in your own life that needs radical adjustment. It is a must read!"

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Experience Your Bible offers valuable insights beneficial to every Christian who desires to grow in God's Word. It is not a textbook, but rather a playbook to assist believers in both properly understanding the Bible and living it out. Readers will deepen their trust in Scripture and find practical ways to apply it. Josh and Sean provide a map that accomplishes Paul's words to, ‘Live a live worthy of the calling you have received.’”
Dr. John Ankerberg, founder and president of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show

“Josh and Sean McDowell’s Experience Your Bible is more than just a primer for biblical study; it is a primer for biblical living. As a scholar, I find their work to be very thorough and faithful to the biblical text. As a pastor, I believe Experience Your Bible has incredible potential to shape the lives of countless Christians as they are drawn into a more intimate relationship with God through His Word.”
Jeff Reynolds, associate pastor of Adult Faith Development, PhD student in Evangelism and Church Growth

Experience Your Bible is packed with hands-on, practical tools and strategies that are foundational for all who want God to transform their hearts and minds straight from the pages of the Bible. Josh and Sean McDowell remind us that a central purpose of Scripture is to help us experience God at a deeper, more relational level. Their insights help us study the Word in ways that cultivate a deepening love relationship with God and give us eyes to see the part we have to play in God’s plan to reconcile the world to Himself.”
—Greg Stier, president, Dare 2 Share Ministries

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