Here are some resources mostly for the BIBLE360: Introduction to the Bible seminar.  If you're looking for general faith formation stuff use the navigation bar(those words just below the formedfaith logo) to find what you're looking for...

Study Bibles

A Study Bible is the primary resource needed to help you engage with the Bible more. Three are recommended below, all of which use the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) translation which is most commonly used within the Brisbane diocese.

Study Guides

Study guides are a useful resource to help you read the Bible more because they provide a structure (e.g., a particular passage each day), background information, useful explanation, and thoughts on how it is relevant to our lives today. These guides are available in series (to be purchased individually) with some recommended below.

Advent with Luke: Study Guide with reflections prepared by the Bishops of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane: Available in PDF format.

Electronic Bibles for iPad, iPhone, and Android

If you would like a copy of the Bible on your portable device, there's no shortage of options. Just a few of the possibilities are listed below, focusing on the NRSV. If you plan on purchasing software for your Mac or PC (see the next section), both Accordance and Logos also have companion applications.

For iPad & iPhone: OliveTree Bible App

 For Android: Various OliveTree Bible App

 The NRSV Bible is available for purchase from Olive Tree or within our main app.

Try these for your platform…

  Mac   Windows  Kindle Fire

Bible Software for your Mac or PC

Books on Reading the Bible

There are numerous books available to help you read the Bible. Whilst there is an entire section of the Roscoe Library (part of St Francis College) devoted to BIBLE360 resources (simply search for "BIBLE360" on the online catalogue), a small selection are listed below.

  • Armstrong, K. (2007). The Bible: A biography. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.

  • Borg, M. J. (2001). Reading the Bible again for the first time: Taking the Bible seriously but not literally. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco.

  • Campbell, A. F. (2010). Making sense of the Bible: Difficult texts and modern faith. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist.

  • Fee, G. D. & Stewart, D. (2003). How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

  • Jenks, G. C. (2011). The once and future Bible: An introduction to the Bible for religious progressives. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

  • Kugler, R., & Hartin, P. (2009). An introduction to the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

  • Scorer, T., & Borg, M. J. (2007). Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time: A 10 session program. Kelona, BC: Woodlake.

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