Why Biblical Character Studies Are So Powerful


Moses. Noah. Ruth. Hezekiah. These biblical characters can seem larger than life. Their stories are so grand, their significance so great, it’s easy to forget they were real people—with real struggles—that God chose to use in spite of their weaknesses.

That’s one reason character studies are so powerful. Whether you’re studying for personal devotion or preparing a lesson or sermon, when you dive deep into the lives of biblical characters, you realize that there was nothing special to set them apart; God didn’t choose these individuals because of any intrinsic greatness. In fact, God delights in using sinful, flawed people who nevertheless turned to him in reliance on his grace. In short, character studies remind us that God uses messed-up people like you and me.

John G. Butler’s Bible Biographies series, is the perfect guide for your study of biblical people. Covering 27 biblical figures like Abraham, Samson, and Nehemiah, these breezy, inspiring studies are great for Sunday school or Bible study prep, or even a sermon series.

This is the perfect supplement to your study inside Logos. Imagine preparing a study on the Apostle Paul. Just run a quick Factbook report inside Logos 7, and you’ll get a complete rundown of relevant passages from across your library, as well as maps of his travels, a timeline of events in his life, dictionary and encyclopedia articles, sermons, and more. Combine all of that with the focused, detailed, and practical wisdom of John G. Butler in this series, and you’ll have all the material you need to share practical lessons from the life of this great saint with the people you serve.

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