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“Bible Study” Is Too Often Like A Bad Conversation!
Do you like talking to somebody who doesn’t listen to anything you have to say?
Who interrupts you all the time?
Who is always telling you what you should do or talks about absolutely nothing and never stops?
It is a crying shame, but . . .
far too many Bible studies are just like a bad conversation.
Whether books, groups, classes, or DVD’s . . .
too many go nowhere and are as shallow as a dried up pond.
No, not all Bible studies are like that.
There are good ones to be found.
But you also know that it is common in Bible Study to . . .
bounce around all over the place;
while hopping, skipping, and jumping everywhere—
____often with no real point,
________no real substance,
____________and no real depth.
What If You Could Sit Down Over Coffee With A Biblical Author?
What if you could have a conversation with Paul, or Peter, or Luke, or John—–or any other biblical author? What would you ask? What would you discuss? And even more, how would you listen?
This free book, Over Coffee, is about conversational Bible study. The book . . .
- is for Christians from all kinds of backgrounds;
- is very personal, warm, and invigorating;
- encourages an atmosphere of healthy conversation;
- challenges you and causes you to think;
- champions responsible, contextual, and conversational Bible study;
- and opens the door to Bible Study that will stimulate and personally touch you where you live.
This is about vibrant Bible study—pure and simple!
What Our Bible Study Partners Are Saying!
Here is what a few of our Bible Study partners have spontaneously said to each other about our study groups.
We did not solicit these statements as testimonials!
|This Inner Circle is a safe place to think outside the box and offer up ideas on scripture that other “God-taught” people will consider and challenge with scripture. When I try to read scripture with ‘fresh’ eyes, not reading into it what I’ve always been taught or have always thought, I sometimes get fresh ideas – some more contextual than others. Thinking through that idea on my own can get me off track. That is why the conversational part of this responsible, contextual bible study is so vital. We need each other as we pursue a holy life. Thank you one and all for being that safe place!
|I’ve been catching up today. My problem is that your material draws me in and I find I could easily spend 4 hours chewing on what you offer for each day. Level 1 and 2 are just teasers for 3 and I hate it when I can’t immerse myself in the third level. I can do it quicker but go away feeling like I only ate half of what was on my plate. I don’t say this to critique your material but to compliment it. I find it incredibly valuable. What you put before us is of such high caliber, and is so compelling, and speaks so directly to my life that I have a hard time putting it down and getting on with my day. . . . I don’t know what you can do to make things better, but I do know this—-DON’T DUMB IT DOWN!
|For the last 15 years or so my husband and I have been able to attend lectures, conferences, whatever you want to call them, that stressed context, context, context in reading the scriptures. I love that. Saturday’s hour was loaded with information so meaningful to me beyond what I’ve heard in the past. Confirmation that I must be listening (reading) as a 1st Century Thessalonian whose background in listening and reading texts was much beyond what I’ve ever exposed myself to. Looking forward to the next assignment which I have not seen as yet.
If you love Bible study
and want a more personally satisfying and invigorating experience from it,
this free, short-and-to-the-point book
will help introduce you to a new approach called
Conversational Bible Study!
Welcome To Coffee With Paul!
We teach Conversational Bible Study to Bible readers the world over. We focus on Conversational Bible study, as if over coffee with the apostle Paul or any other biblical author. We also focus primarily on the New Testament, but not to the exclusion of the Old Testament or other related ancient literature.
Hi, I’m Gary Collier, author of Scripture, Canon, & Inspiration, and a long time Bible student and former college teacher of biblical literature and languages. I voluntarily left college teaching to begin and build this very personal, responsible, and “life-freeing” approach to Bible reading and study. I came to this approach after many years of frustration and personal experience while attending many potentially good classes or reading potentially good and helpful resources that end up EITHER so technical that no one could read them, OR were like going to a carnival side-show—–skipping and bouncing around like a pin-ball machine, or like eating cotton candy. There simply had to be a better alternative.
Conversational Bible Study
is not about me and my “spell-binding skill” as an orator or teacher.
It is about you and bringing Bible Study alive everyday of your life!
Brand New CWP Bible Studies Starting This Week!
- Thursday Evenings: “LIVE” Review & Conversation about Scripture, Canon, & Inspiration
- Saturday Mornings: “LIVE” Reading the Bible Like Jesus and Paul: NT Use of the OT
- 3 Day “LIVE” Event: in Houston, Tx—-very limited seating!
Bible study should be vibrant and alive.
It should listen to your deepest needs, and draw you in to its most profound truths.
It should have deep substance, and yet be relevant to where you live.
And it should never, never, never water down biblical messages just to make lazy adults satisfied with poor Bible reading habits.
We help you get passionate
about conversational Bible study
to bring you “new life”
The free book makes it possible for you to sit down with us—–over coffee—–and to get a taste of what we are about. There is no risk.
Get this Free Book now!
As I began reading this book, I found it difficult to put down!
There is so much vital information if a person desires to really have conversations with Paul.
I have begun to read it a second time.
Beverly Watkins, Indianapolis, IN
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