I finally was able to read Jen Wilkin’s book Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds. This short book is a guide for all people looking to learn more about how to study Scripture but is written specifically to women. The last chapter is specifically written for women who think they are called to lead a Bible study.
Jen does an excellent job of laying out a step by step process for an in-depth approach to studying God’s word. She introduces her process labeled the 5 P’s which are slightly different than Priscilla Shirer’s version.
What I liked most about this book is that it provides step by step guidelines, offers practical application and explains why each step is offered in the order in which Jen presents.
Jen does a great job of distinguishing between devotional times and Bible study as well as speaking and teaching. Along the way she reminds the reader that we will learn something different from scripture when we read it for ourselves first instead of through the filter someone else presents.
Learning how to read the Bible for ourselves may be the most important skill we can develop in order to deepen our relationship with Jesus. This book is a great resource for those wanting to do so.