Free Bible Correspondence Courses:
As a part of our ministry at the jail we offer Bible courses by mail. We do not charge anything for the courses. We provide all the books and materials for the inmates, but people on the outside will need to purchase a Bible. You will need a Bible for any and all of the courses.
We need people to help us reply to all the inmates who complete lessons. If you are an adult Christian and have been a Christian for a substantial time, you are qualified. If you are interested in helping please contact us.
As of August, 2009, sixteen of these courses are available for enrollment. The others are in various stages of development. You can tell which are still incomplete because they have the word "Planned " in brackets next to the title.
We offer five series of courses. A student may enroll in more than one series, but not more than one course in the same series.
Basic Christianity Series
(Available in Spanish. No prerequisite.)
BC1 - Basic Christianity - [8 lessons] This course is about Christianity in its simplest form. The lessons are about Salvation, The Savior, Speaking with God (about prayer), Society (about Christian fellowship), Service, Scriptures, Sin, and Showing Others (about witnessing). The titles all start with 'S.' Aren't I clever? If you are incarcerated, we will also send you a free Bible when you enroll in this course.
BC2 - The Words of Jesus [16 Lessons] Studies passages from all four Gospels in chronological order focusing on what Jesus actually said.
BC3 - Prayers & Promises [10 lessons] This course looks at example prayers in the Bible and teaches the student how to "pray the promises" of the Scriptures.
Books of the Bible Series
(Available in Spanish. No prerequisite.)
One lesson on each of the 66 books in the Bible. As a part of completing each lesson the student will read the entire associated book of the Bible.
101 - Introduction to the Bible [8 lessons] This course is about how to study the Bible. Each lesson takes one book and uses it as an example to introduce basic concepts and study guidelines. You may enroll in this course at any time. This course covers: Gospel of John, Obadiah, Philemon, Genesis, Ephesians, Exodus, I John, and Joshua.
103 - Epistles of Paul [11 Lessons] 2nd Thessalonians, Romans, 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, and Titus.
104 - History of God's People [9 Lessons] Judges, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Luke, and Acts.
105 - Poetry [5 Lessons] Job, Pslams, Proverbs, Ecclesiates, and Song of Solomon.
106 - Major Prophets [5 Lessons] Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
107 - Minor Prophets [11 Lessons] Hosea, Joel, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
108 - General Epistles [8 Lessons] II John, Hebrews, James, 1st Peter, 2nd Peter, III John, Jude, and Revelation.
109 - General History [7 Lessons Planned] Introduction, Deuteronomy, 1st Chronicles, Ruth, 2nd Chronicles, Esther, and Matthew.
110 - Law & Gospel [5 Lessons Planned] Introduction, Leviticus, Mark, Numbers, and Conclusion.
Understanding Our Christian Faith Series
(First two courses available in Spanish. No prerequisite.)
300 Faith Fundamentals [10 Lessons] Looks at the ten most basic claims of Christianity and shows how the Bible supports them.
301 - Defending the Faith (Apologetics) [7 lessons] How to answer difficult questions about Christianity. The course starts with a few frequently asked questions and uses them as examples to show how to go about answering difficult questions.
302 - More Defending the Faith [7 Lessons] Seven lessons like the seventh lesson of the 301 course for those who wanted more.
In Depth Study Series
(Must complete 5 lessons of 101 Course before beginning this series)
201 - Ephesians [32 Lessons] This course takes five verses of Ephesians in each lesson and studies them in depth.
501 - The Gospel of John Chapter by Chapter [21 Lessons] Each lesson takes an in depth look at one chapter of John.
5XX The New Testament Chapter by Chapter [1 Course per Book Planned]
6XX The Old Testament Chapter by Chapter [1 Course per Book Planned]
Bible Languages Series
(Must complete and entire course in another series before beginning this series)
401 - New Testament Greek [180 Lessons] By the time the course is finished the student will have translated the entire book of First John from the original Greek into English. You must complete one other course before beginning this one. It is expensive to print and mail this course, so we reserve it for students who have demonstrated their commitment to Bible study. If you are not incarcerated, you must purchase the associated text. It is only available from us or from Family Christian Academy bookstores. If you include a check for $56.95 (the cost of the book + shipping) when you enroll, we will mail the book to you.
501 - Hebrew [Planned] Translating the book of Jonah
Process: All courses assume you have a copy of the Bible. To start with, one lesson will be mailed to the student. When the quiz is returned, a volunteer teacher will comment on it and, then the next lesson will be mailed to the student together with the teacher's comment. When the final quiz from the last lesson is recieved, a certificate of completion is mailed to the student. We do not support these correspondence courses by e-mail.
If you would like to take any of the above listed courses, please write to us at:
Love Bible Study
PO Box 299
Madison, TN, 37116
Send us your name and address along with a note stating which of the courses you would like to take. If you have a friend or loved one who is incarcerated send us the address and we will take care of the enrollment.
To see samples of some of the lessons click here.