Books & Studies

The Word of God, as it is delivered to us in the thousand-plus pages of the Bible, can be challenging. Daunting, even. How do you glean everything that this all-important book has to offer? Where do you start?

Books by Words of Hope

Books
Rev. David Bast

Carols and Lessons

An Advent Devotional What would Christmas be without carols to sing? Yet how often do we think about the familiar words we are singing?   In these devotionals, David Bast

Steven Laman as a boy using typewriter
Books
Steven Laman

My Journey, God’s Grace

Come here and listen, let me tell you what God did for me. Born without enough oxygen, Steven Laman has lived with cerebral palsy his whole life. Steven and his

Books
Jeff Munroe

Living Generously

Is giving easy for you? The Bible teaches us that giving generously is an important part of Christian life. If we study the Bible carefully we will see that Jesus’

Books
William C. Brownson

How it All Began: Studies in Genesis

Someone once said that if we are to understand ourselves, “we need to know where we’ve been.” Surely that is a critical issue in our time. Many struggle with understanding themselves, their relationship with the world and their relationship with God. Where can we look for answers?

Books
Steven Laman

My Grace is Sufficient

Steve Laman, a man in his late thirties, has lived with cerebral palsy since birth. He depends upon a motorized wheelchair for mobility and a computerized voice device for communication. Through his ministry of writing Steve has encouraged thousands of people to grow in their faith and trust in God’s unfailing grace. My Grace is Sufficient is his second book of devotionals published by Words of Hope.

Books
William C. Brownson

How to Live Happily

Ours is an age which insists on knowing “how.” We are impatient with theories we can’t practice and instructions we can’t follow. If we’re to do something, we want someone to show us a workable plan, to lead us, as we say, down a “plain path.”

When it comes to knowing how to live, all of us share some of that ineptness. We greatly need both direction and inner strength. In Jesus Christ we can learn how to live – and live happily.

Woman hands sitting with Bible doing devotions
Books
Dr Henry Bast

Men Who Speak for God

The whole message of the Bible can be summed up in three basic words: God has spoken. From the first chapters of Genesis to the close of Revelation God continually speaks to His people. The writer of Hebrews testifies to “those who spoke for God” people we usually call prophets: “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

Books
Rev. David Bast

What We Are

With apologies to Charles Dickens, the Christian ministry could be described as the best of jobs and the worst of jobs. It is indeed a high calling to be a minister of the Word of God. Ministers are subjected to criticism and scorn; they are belittled, viewed as oddballs, sometimes overworked, often under-appreciated. “We are the scum of the earth,” says Paul.

Books
William C. Brownson

A Wonderful Way to Worship God

This book is a series of weekly meditations, designed to last for a whole year. Instead of reading a new passage and meditation each day, you will read the passage

Open Bible with text highlighted in blue ink
Books
Harry Buis

Read the Bible in a Year

Download PDF “Do you understand what you’re reading?” That was Philip’s question to a man from Ethiopia who was reading the Bible one day (Acts 9:30). Even to the most

Why Doesn’t God Act More Like God?

Why Doesn’t God Act More Like God? How to deal with our doubts is one of the surprising but comforting lessons of the book of Habakkuk. David Bast looks at

Books
William C. Brownson

When We Question God

We all have our questions. We ask them of parents and teachers. We put them to experts and professionals in various fields. We debate them with friends and mull over them in quiet moments alone.

Other Resources

Bible in a Year

Our Bible in a Year reading plan will take you from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t worry about calendars or charts. Just follow along on our website or getting each day’s reading right in your inbox.

Daily Devotional

Each devotional begins with a theme, offers a scripture passage that illuminates that theme, then in a brief few paragraphs, applies that scripture to instruct and inspire you as you face the day ahead.

Daily Podcast

Our daily devotional is available in audio form! You can listen to Words of Hope’s daily devotional as a podcast on your computer, phone, or smart speaker! Listen to the podcast today on iTunes, Stitcher, on Spotify.

Devotional Series

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