Jon Nielson has served as pastoral resident at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago and has worked in youth and sports ministry there. He has also worked as director of training for the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization that provides training in biblical exposition. He is currently college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Bible Study: A Student’s Guide | 224 pages | $12.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER


Have you ever been to a “Bible study” that didn’t have much “Bible” or “study” at all? Without a proper understanding of how to do it, students can be disappointed or scared away from studying the Bible. So what is Bible study—and can it work for high schoolers?

No stranger to teaching the Bible to teenagers, Jon Nielson confirms that real, meaningful Bible study is not only possible for students, but important. He takes students seriously and expects them to take their faith seriously. Unpacking five truths about the Bible—that it is God speaking, is powerful, is understandable, is literary, and is one story—he demonstrates how the Bible should be studied and how teenagers themselves can lead that study.


“If you are a high schooler, read this book carefully and thoughtfully, and then loan it to your parents.”

—D. A. Carson

“If you want your ministry to be healthy, God centered, and gospel driven . . . make the Bible its lifeblood. Jon Nielson’s treatment of this subject for youth and young adults alike is full of truth, relevance, and practical wisdom.”

—Jay Thomas, Lead Pastor, Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“When so many ministries are either all entertainment focused or simply rather dull, this book shows how to engage students creatively and dynamically with the power of God’s Word.”

—Josh Moody, Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton

The Story: The Bible’s Grand Narrative of Redemption | 384 pages | $14.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER


Have you ever tried reading through the entire Bible, only to bail partway through a huge list of names or a chapter on infectious skin diseases?

The sixty-six books of the Bible may seem pretty different from each other, but they actually tell one story—a story with one Author, one Hero, and one key plotline. (And yes, sometimes skin diseases do play an important part!)

This yearlong, daily study of God’s Word guides you through five acts of his grand story of redemption. Although you won’t read every chapter in the Bible, daily Scripture and devotional readings will equip you to understand the unity and development of God’s story and to grow in your personal discipline of Bible study and prayer.


“An incredible resource for students to thoughtfully read the Bible. It’s true to Scripture, engaging, and concise yet thorough.”

—Gloria Furman, Author, Glimpses of Grace

“Your daily Bible-reading times just got better! This one-year devotional presents the big picture of the Bible in ways that press home a greater devotion to God.”

—David Helm, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Chicago

“Concise, clear, brief readings that will help anyone and everyone deepen their understanding of the big story of the Bible.”

—Nancy Guthrie, Author, The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament