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Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Biblical insights for living

The Swindoll Study Bible brings the best of Chuck Swindoll’s biblical wisdom, wit, charm, and practical pastoral insight that gets straight to the heart of the transformational message of God’s Word.

“This study Bible was designed with you in mind. As you read the Scriptures, imagine my sitting beside you and sharing personal stories, important insights, and hard-earned lessons that will encourage you to walk more closely with Jesus Christ.”

Chuck Swindoll

Dear Friend,

There is nothing quite like the Bible. This Book is unique, because it is God’s very Word.

When God wanted to communicate with us, He didn’t simply speak His message. Nor did He merely reveal it in the clouds or communicate it through dreams and visions. No, He did much more. The Lord saw to it that His Word was actually written down by His prophets and apostles, then preserved and translated through the ages by faithful followers. The Spirit of God communicates the Word of God in clear, understandable terms, so that people of all generations can read it, understand it, and be transformed by it.

Because God felt it was so important to give us the Bible, we should take the time to read it, study it, and even commit portions of it to memory. Ultimately, we should allow its transforming truths to change us. Make no mistake: God’s Word, the Bible, is our final authority for faith and practice. It is living, infallible truth from our living, infallible God. Knowing and loving Him requires knowing and loving His Word.

This study Bible will help you do just that.

The notes you’ll find throughout this Bible come from literally thousands of hours of my personal study during more than 50 years of ministry. This study Bible was designed with you in mind. As you read the Scriptures, imagine my sitting beside you and sharing personal stories, important insights, and hard-earned lessons that will encourage you to walk more closely with Jesus Christ. You’ll discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the Bible. Who wrote it and when? What does it mean, and where did its events occur? Why should I trust it—and most importantly, how can I apply it today?

It’s that last question more than any other that has fed my passion to publish this Bible. My primary focus in ministry has been teaching biblical insight for living . . . for genuine life change. After all, that’s why God communicated His Word to us—that we may become like His Son, Jesus Christ, the central figure of this Book.

Chuck Swindoll
Senior Pastor
Stonebriar Community Church
Frisco, Texas