Most Probably Bare Minimum Requirements:  

  • Scripture Memorisation
  • Study (15, 6, 17 years)
    * read through the Bible in one year
    * Wisdom For Life Notebook
    * Discovering Doctrine Notebook
  • Devotional Reading – (15, 16, 17 years…choose half a dozen a year from following list, or at least make a start and determine to read them all eventually)
    Herein Is Love, Volume 1 by Nancy Ganz
    The God Who Is There by Fracis Schaeffer
    Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
    The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
    Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
    Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
    In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
    The Pursuit of God by A W Tozer
    Desiring God by John Piper
    The Pleasures of God by John Piper
    The Marks of a Christian by Francis Schaeffer
    My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
    The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Boenhoffer
    The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
    The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
    The Holiness of God by J. C. Sproul
    The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
    Knowing God by J. I. Packer
    Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe

Other Possibilities:

  • Read a book of the Bible every day for a month
  • Learn Greek (eg
  • Read What The Bible Is All About by Frances Blakenbaker
  • Read The Story of Christianity by Michael Collins
  • Read The Church of the East by John Stewart and John Holzmann
  • Read The 100 Most Important Events in Church History by Curtis, Lang and Petersen
  • Overview of major world religions (see below)
  • Crossways or The Divine Drama course
  • Interview people from different denominations
  • Interest-directed Bible study


Overview of major world religions
Faith being studied:
Is it a religion or cult?
Who started it? When? Why?
Who or whatis the focal point of this faith?
Does this faith have its own book or teaching?
What beliefs does this group hold regarding…..God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, sin, salvation, afterlife……?
What are some other major beliefs or practices of this group?
What attracts people to this way of believing?
Could you believe in their teachings? Why or why not?


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