Have you ever tried reading the Bible without knowing where to start?

We are so glad you are here. For centuries the Bible has been a source of comfort and hope for many, and we want to invite you to explore these pages and discover this for yourself. 'Open This Book' is a resource to help those who are curious to find out more about the Bible, but don’t know where to start. We have collected the most helpful tools for you to begin your journey. Happy reading!

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In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.

JOHN 16:33 (NIV)

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Take Heart? 

Jesus knew he was about to leave the disciples and spoke these words to comfort them. However Jesus also knew he would be with them always, so he reminded the disciples to ‘take heart’. This is equally relevant to us today; he is our comfort!

These simple words ‘take heart’ are so powerful. They are a key to unlocking the promise of God and living with this as our focus, not our troubles.

The promise is that Jesus died so we can have freedom, and this is forever, unlike anything we struggle with in the world.It reminds us of His power, His love, and His plan for our lives - which is more than we could ask for or imagine (Jer 29:11).It is up to us to ‘take’ it, to unlock the peace and comfort that God is for us. We can choose to ‘take heart’ in this promise and live in confidence that His love is more than enough!

Will you choose to take heart in his promises today?

Resource Collection

Reading the Bible doesn't need to be confusing. We have compiled some of the most helpful free resources available online to help you get started.

YouVersion

Get the Bible on your phone! An easy way to read on the go and  compare translations.

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BibleProject

A nonprofit animation studio  producing short-form videos, helping you learn more about the unified story of the Bible.

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Lectio365

Lectio365 is a devotional app that helps you to reflect and pray with scripture every day.

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Glorify

Structure your daily worship and get into good habits  with curated Bible readings, and guided meditation.

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Books are meant to be shared.

Reading the Bible is a great way to open the conversation - now it's time to expand it! At SOUL Church we explore the Bible through relationship and community with others; we do this through Sunday teachings and mid-week group discussions. We would love for you to grow with us too, why not join the conversation?