We recently asked the KCC team to share their recommended resources for growing and engaging with God’s word. With recommendations of bible reading plans, apps, podcasts, books, videos and music, there’s something here for everyone!
Bible Reading Plans
Produced by Crazy Love Ministries, this year-long Bible reading plan comes with supplementary reading material and contextual videos from The Bible Project. This app explains every book of the Bible, major theological themes of the gospel, and tips on how to read the Bible. Click here to learn more.
Bible in One Year in 2021
This plan takes readers through the entirety of Scripture in one year, including readings from the Old Testament, New Testament and either a Psalm or Proverb each day. Combined with a daily commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, this plan guides us to engage more closely with God’s Word and encourages us not only to apply the teachings of Scripture to our everyday life, but also to move deeper in our relationship with Jesus. Click here to learn more.
Navigators Bible Reading Plan
Navigators offers three downloadable plans to make your journey through the Bible doable in a year. Choose the plan that works best for your schedule and Bible study needs. Click here to learn more.
Gentle & Lowly
The Gentle and Lowly podcast is a 14-day audio devotional exploring the heart of Christ for sinners and sufferers. Join Dane Ortlund—author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers—each day for a brief Scripture reading as well as a devotional meditation on a different aspect of the heart of Christ, as he helps you discover afresh not just what Jesus has done for you but how he feels about you as his beloved. Click here to learn more.
Ask Pastor John
In this podcast of bite-sized 10–12-minute episodes, John Piper helps us to engage with God’s word by answering tough theological and pastoral questions. Updated with weekly episodes, Ask Pastor John will equip you in apologetics and help you to tackle worldviews from a biblical Christian perspective. Click here to learn more.
Let’s Talk is a podcast for women from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. On each episode, Jackie Hill Perry, Melissa Kruger, and Jasmine Holmes talk about a different topic and how to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. Topics so far have included friendship, mentoring, decision-making, hospitality, fighting sin and overcoming church hurt. Click here to learn more.
A recommended resource for busy mums! On each episode, Laura and Emily discuss relevant topics to everyday motherhood through the lens of the gospel. From potty training or cooking dinner, to miscarriage or PPD, no topic is off limits. Each episode is about 20 minutes, so you can fit it into your day when you're washing dishes, folding laundry or driving to work. Click here to learn more.
Ligonier Ministries App
Ligonier is a ministry committed to encouraging your heart and mind in the pursuit of God and his glory. The app produces a range of content such as articles, devotionals, preaching audio and Q&A that will help you to think deeper about theology and apologetics. Click here to learn more.
KCC One—HELP Series (Coming February 2021)
KCC One gives you access to talks and sermons from KCC events in video, audio and text formats. In February, we will release the Help series which will address common areas of difficulty from a biblical perspective. Topics include worry, stress, busyness, financial hardship and loneliness. Produced by Jeremy Ward, each topic will come with a supplementary video and written resource. Download KCC One today.
Solid Joys is a daily devotional app from the ministry of John Piper. These short but substantive readings aim to feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year. Click here to learn more.
New Morning Mercies
Authored by Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies provides a daily injection of the gospel. Each reading begins with a tweet-sized, gospel-centered and grace-filled insight, followed by an extended meditation on a key thought for the day. Click here to learn more.
Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life
Authored by Courtney Reissig, Teach Me to Feel contains 24 meditations from the Psalms, and looks at emotions ranging from shame, anxiety, anger, gratitude, hope and joy. Each meditation shows us how the Psalms give us permission to acknowledge how we feel before God, while giving us language to process our feelings and to grow in faith. Click here to learn more.
Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life
This is a book for people who want to grow in their personal relationship with God and learn to experience Him on a day-to-day basis. Authored by Tim Chester, Enjoying God helps us to understand how to relate and respond to the Trinity in even ordinary and daily moments. Click here to learn more and to purchase the book.
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
Women of the Word has helped countless women with a clear and concise plan they can use every time they open their Bible. This book equips you to engage God's word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. Click here to learn more and to purchase the book.
Awe: Why it Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do
We recommend this book for anyone who is feeling distracted, disappointed or dry in their faith. Authored by Paul Tripp, Awe shares how sin threatens to distract us from the glory of our Creator. Uncovering the lies we believe about earthly things, Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s awesome glory, and how such a vision can impact our every thought, word and deed. Click here to learn more and to purchase the book.
None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)
Authored by Jen Wilkin, this book shares ten ways that God is different to us—and why that’s a good thing. Chapters are short, engaging, theologically rich and highlights the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God. Click here to learn more and to purchase the book.
God’s Word for You: Expository Bible Study Guides
God's Word for You is a series of expository guides by trusted Bible teachers that walks you through books of the Bible verse-by-verse in an accessible and applied way. Less academic than traditional commentaries, these flexible resources can be used for personal devotionals, small group studies or sermon preparation. Click here to learn more.
The Bible Project Overviews
Here’s a wonderful resource for visual learners who want to better understand individual books of the Bible. Each video will help you to visualise the shape and core themes of specific books through an illustrated outline. Access the Old Testament videos here and the New Testament videos here.
NextGen 21 Spotify Playlist
Curated by the NextGen team, here’s a Spotify playlist to help you meditate on the holiness of God and what it means to live as His people. Follow along here.
Best Christian Songs For 2020
Curated by Brett McCracken, here’s a Spotify playlist of 100 Christian songs released in 2020. Follow along here.
Hymns of Hope
Curated by Heidi Tai, here’s a Spotify playlist filled with hopeful hymns to strengthen weary hearts. Follow along here.
Do you have a resource to recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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