As i have been thinking about the books that i have found useful there has been a torrent of books that i have thought about as I have begun to try and resource youth workers with some of the better youth ministry books.
Unleashing God’s Word in youth ministry had been a really great resource for me in developing studies for youth, young adults, and adult study. Also Shafer has some really great and unique thinking about ways that we can invite students to inductively study God’s word. He outlines a number of different ways to read through scripture so that you can digest the text layer by layer.
He also has a number of different suggestions for a scope plan so that you are not just studying the parts of scripture you or youth group prefers.
Barry also has put the tools into practice through a collection of inductive studies. I have the one he did on the gospel of John and it is very good. I am always skeptical when there is a book about how to study the Bible because I tend to look for the author’s hidden agenda or theology.
I would suggest that you check out this great resource.
Final Grade: A