Exploring the Living Word

Whether it's a true story to brighten a cloudy day, good reading material from our eBook Library, or an in-depth Bible Study Course, there is something here for everyone. So enjoy your visit and come back often!


Bible Study Resources

Illustrated Bible Lessons with True to Life Stories.
A Basic Course you can enjoy at your own pace.

 Bible Readings for the Home Circle. Look up topics online or download the EBook!

Ministry of Healing, God's special Instructions on Health and Healing are found in our Health website as a 'Read and Listen' Seminar.

Bible Companion Audio MP3 Library

 Steps to Christ: How to come to Jesus. E-Book & MP3 Audio.

 Patriarchs and Prophets: The Lives of Holy Men of Old: The Beginning of the Bible Story. E-Book & MP3 Audio.

 Prophets and Kings: The Captivity and Restoration of Israel: E-Book & MP3 Audio

 Desire of Ages: Precious Lessons from the Life of Christ: E-Book & MP3 Audio

 The Acts of the Apostles: The Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: E-Book & MP3 Audio

Free PDF EBook 1884 Edition

Free PDF EBook 1888 Edition  

"How Readest Thou?"

1: It is one thing to read the Bible through,
Another thing to read to learn and do.
Some read it with design to learn to read,
But to the subject pay but little heed.
Some read it as their duty once a week,
But no instruction from the Bible seek;
While others read it with but little care,­
With no regard to how they read, nor where.

2: Some read it as a history, to know
How people lived three-thousand years ago.
Some read to bring themselves into repute,
By showing others how they can dispute;
While others read because their neighbors do,
To see how long 'twill take to read it through.­
Some read it for the wonders that are there,—
How David killed a lion and a bear;
While others read it with uncommon care,
Hoping, to find some contradictions there!

3: Some read as though it did not speak to them,
But to the people at Jerusalem.
One reads it as a book of mysteries,
And won't believe the very thing he sees.
One reads with father's specs upon his head,
And sees the thing, just as his father said.
Some read to prove a pre-adopted creed,—
Hence understand but little that they read;
For every passage in the book they tend, 
To make it suit that all-important end!

4: Some people read, as I have often thought,
To teach the book instead of being taught,
And some there are who read it out of spite—
I fear there are but few who read it right.
So many people in these latter days,
Have read the Bible in so many ways
That few can tell which system is the best,
For every party contradicts the rest!

5: But read it prayerfully, and you will see,
Although men contradict, God's words agree.
For what the early Bible prophets wrote,
We find that Christ and his apostles quote:
So trust no creed that trembles to recall
What has been penned by one and verified by all.