Beginning the Journey (for new Christians)
1, 2, and 3 John
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Timothy
2 Peter, Jude
7 Last Words of Christ
Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8)
David, Life of
Jesus and the Kingdom
Lamb of God
Names of God
Sermon on the Mount
Bible Study Books
The JesusWalk Bible Study Series offers books and studies that challenge Christians to grow deeper as disciples.
Since 1996 Dr. Ralph Wilson has been teaching the Bible over the Internet to thousands of participants. These studies are available in book form, both as paperback books as well as e-books (electronic books in PDF and Kindle formats). These are published by JesusWalk Publications, the publishing arm of Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries.
These books are suitable for personal study, use with a class or group, as well as preparation for preaching and teaching. Most include extensive Greek or Hebrew word studies, with appropriate references footnoted for those who want confidence in the source as well as to inquire further. All books include discussion questions that can be duplicated for use with groups.
Advent Bible Study
Christmas Incarnation is a 68-page, 4-lesson study of the birth of Jesus Christ. On successive weeks it examines Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, and the Wise Men and Christmas Star. It is ideal for Advent season Bible studies. Available in PDF, Kindle, and DVD formats. Learn more....
Best Selling New Christian Discipleship Tool
JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey is a video-based curriculum for training new Christian believers. The 12-lesson, 108-page book can be used with a mentor or a small class or group. A DVD set is available for those who can't conveniently view online video. Learn more and watch the videos....
Lenten and Easter Studies
Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross, a 59-page e-book or 100-paged printed version that looks briefly at each of Christ's last words. Ideal for personal study and Good Friday service preparation. Learn more....
Resurrection and Easter Faith is an 114-page examination of Jesus' resurrection. In 5 lessons it looks at Old Testament glimpses of resurrection, the gospel accounts, convincing proofs of Christ's resurrection, the present-day meaning of the resurrection, and the promise of resurrection at the Last Day. For individual, class, small group, or preaching preparation. Learn more....
Lamb of God: Jesus' Atonement for Sin A 113-page, 5-week Bible study on Jesus as the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), focusing on themes of redemption and atonement from sin through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. This is an ideal series leading up to Good Friday and Easter. It is also available with an optional DVD which can be used in small group settings. Learn more....
Popular Topical Studies
Names and Titles of God. 233-page comprehensive study of all the names, titles, and descriptors of God. Includes detailed index, related worship songs, and an opportunity to get to know God better through his names. It is the most comprehensive study of its kind available anywhere. Learn more....
Lord's Supper: Meditations for Disciples. This is a 10-lesson study of the Lord's Supper, Communion, Eucharist -- whatever it is called in your tradition. The focus is not the style of administering the elements, but the meaning as found in Scripture. Learn more....
Jesus and the Kingdom of God: Discipleship Lessons is a 176-page, 10-lesson study of Jesus teaching and parables on the Kingdom of God. These are challenging and excellent for forming principles of discipleship in our lives. Learn more....
Popular New Testament Book Studies
Ephesians: Discipleship Lessons. A 186-page study of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in 16 lessons. Contains exposition, class questions, and inductive questions. Paul discusses spiritual warfare, the church, spiritual gifts, Christian marriage, and a host of other topics. Learn more....
Galatians: Discipleship Lessons is a 166-page, 9-lesson study of Paul's letter to the Galatians. This is one of Paul's foundational epistles that teaches salvation by faith and walking by the Spirit. Learn more....
1 Corinthians: Discipleship Lessons from a Troubled Church is a 308-page, 15-lesson study of Paul's foundational letter to the Corinthians. Learn more....
2 Corinthians: Discipleship Lessons is a 200-page, 12-lesson study of Paul's second letter to the Corinthian church. It gives us the most intimate portrait of St. Paul and provides encouragement to continue on whatever the hardship. Learn more ...
Christ Is Supreme: Discipleship Lessons from Colossians and Philemon is a 158-page, 9-lesson study of these New Testament Pauline letters. One highlight of Colossians is Paul's teaching about the glorified Christ! For individual, class, small group, or preaching preparation. Learn more....
Hebrews: Disciple Lessons. A 214-page study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, in 13 lessons. Examines the Christ's nature, humanity, divinity, and high priesthood. Special encouragement to faith during trials. Learn more....
James: Practical Christianity. This 158-page book provides a challenging look at the Letter of James in 8 lessons, including discussion questions, inductive questions, and Readers' Theater scripts. Learn more....
JesusWalk: Disciple Lessons from Luke's Gospel. A comprehensive, 1025-page study of Jesus' life and teaching as portrayed by Luke in nearly 120 lessons. Widely used for classes and small groups, as well as grist for many a sermon series. Learn more...
1 Peter: Discipleship Lessons from the Fisherman. A careful, 144-page study of St. Peter's First Epistle. Designed in 11 lessons, it takes time to enjoy and immerse you in this wonderful short letter. Learn more....
Disciple Lessons from 2 Peter and Jude. This 6-lesson study emphasizes themes of growing as Christians, identifying false teachers, inspiration of scripture, and trusting in God's promise to keep us from falling. Learn more....
Disciple Lessons from the Book of Revelation. Have you ever wondered what the Book of Revelation was all about? This 113-page book takes you through the whole scope of St. John's vision in 8 lessons. This is not a "key to unlock prophecy," but a desire to understand the message of this Book for the church today and then act on it. Classes and small groups learn from the discussion questions and 8 charts. Learn more....
Discipleship Lessons from John's Letters is a 152-page study of 1, 2, and 3 John in eight lessons. Ideal for individual study, small groups or classes, or sermon preparation.
Leadership Lessons from 1 and 2 Timothy. This 204 page study looks at leadership lessons taught by Paul to his protégé Timothy, on handling problems in the Ephesian church. This 11-lesson study is great for training church leaders. Learn more...
Old Testament Studies
Discipleship Lessons from the Life of Jacob is a 133-page book with seven lessons drawn from the various phases of Jacob's life. You can watch his character grow through his experiences. Learn more....
Life of David: Discipleship Lessons is a 290-page, 13-lesson study of the life of the psalmist, king, and ancestor of the Messiah. It's filled with maps and charts to help you understand his life and times in depth. Learn more....
Experiencing the Psalms. A 264-page study which looks at more than three dozen favorite psalms in 12 lessons. The focus is to experience the Psalms, not just understand them with the mind. Popular, heart-warming study. Learn more....
Disciple Lessons from the Faith of Abraham. This 172-page study explores the life and faith of Abraham, "the friend of God," and Sarah his wife. It traces the covenant, promises, faith, God's names, sacrifices, and the basis of righteousness by faith. Learn more....
Gideon: Disciple Lessons from the Bronze Age. An 80-page study of Gideon's life (Joshua 6-8) in 4 lessons. Ideal for personal study, small groups or classes, and background for teaching or preaching. Learn more....
Moses the Reluctant Leader: Discipleship and Leadership Lessons is a 236-page, 9-lesson study of the life of Moses, with a particular emphasis on his growth as a leader, both strengths and weaknesses. You'll find it a rich study! Learn more....
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In-depth Bible study books
You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format.
- 1, 2, and 3 John
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter & Jude
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians
- 1 & 2 Timothy
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- Abraham, Faith of
- Christ Powered Life (Romans 5-8)
- Christmas Incarnation
- Colossians and Philemon
- David, Life of
- Great Prayers of the Bible
- Jacob, Life of
- Jesus and the Kingdom of God
- JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey
- John's Gospel
- Lamb of God
- Lord's Supper
- Luke's Gospel
- Moses the Reluctant Leader
- Names and Titles of God
- Resurrection and Easter Faith
- Sermon on the Mount
- Seven Last Words of Christ