When I was a young boy in Sunday School, we would sometimes compete in a game called Sword Drills. This game taught us how to find our way around the Bible quickly, and became the inspiration for the title of this workbook. This book began as part of a 4-week course I taught at Riverside Church in the summer of 2013.
In the original course, we covered information about the Bible, Bible study tools, and Bible study methods. That material is all included in my book How To Study Your Bible
. The students also did hands-on exercises during the class to learn the various different Bible study methods. Those exercises have been expanded to create Sword Drills.
Now you can draw YOUR sword (get your Bible out),
and learn how to become an expert at Bible study!
There's no reason you can't become a skilled Bible student in your own right. Just take the exercises revealed in this workbook and apply them to the parts of the Bible that interest you the most. Once you start becoming proficient at Bible study, God will bless your determination with fresh insights and revelation from the treasures of His Word.