How to Study Scripture

We know as Christians that we need to have a daily quiet time.  But most of us have never been taught how to make that happen.  Over and over, as I teach, I get asked one particular question:

How did you learn to study that way?

I’ve taught a few spontaneous, on-demand classes describing my method for digging deeply into the Bible.  It was born out of an overwhelming amount of information flooding my brain and a need to organize it.  And it was rooted in a deeper yearning for more.  More depth.  More knowledge.  More understanding of His Word.

In response to the overwhelmingly popular question of “How?”, I’ve gathered everything I know into one comprehensive guide.

Introducing: the How to Study Scripture e-guide!


This 40-page e-guide includes all of my tips and tricks to cultivate a rich quiet time.  It starts with the five biggest obstacles that prevent us from reading our Bibles daily (and the verses you can pray to combat them).  And it continues with the step-by-step of how I got where I am today.  I describe what triggered the curiosity that turned into a deep hunger that remains today, over a decade later.  I break down the different ways of studying scripture.  And I describe the study-Scripture system I still use every single morning.  At the end of the guide is a list of links for everything I use from my Bible, to my favorite journal, pens, and more.  Together, we will make jumping into the deep end of the study-Scripture-pool as easy as possible!

BONUS PRODUCT: In addition to the e-guide, I’ve also written a seven-day study implementing my study-scripture-method.  The mini-study gives you a peek inside my typical quiet times, including how I pick apart a sample section of scripture step-by-step to jump-start your own morning quiet times.


what people are saying

I’ve hitched my train to the amazing wisdom of so many Bible teachers and have spent the last decade engulfed in Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, She Reads Truth, and so many others.  Lately though, I’ve wanted more.  I’ve wanted to delve in myself and dive into the richness of God’s Word without the assistance of someone who wrote a study for me.  And then I met Jane.  The way she explained her process erased the daunting, overwhelmed feeling of not knowing where to start.  I took to heart all she said and after getting home, began to dive in. And studying became (gasp!) FUN again!  If you’re wanting to take your Quiet Time to the next level or have a deep desire to study but are so overwhelmed by the idea on HOW on earth to do it, I really…reeeeaaaaaally encourage you to download these ebooks!  It’s breathed new life into my studies in the most exciting way! – Teresa Anderson

Learning to study the Bible through Jane Johnson was, hands down, the game changer for my faith. Jane has a contagious passion for the Word of God and she digs down deep to explain it in a way that is both powerful and engaging. I used to think the Bible was stale. I thought there was no way I would be the type of person capable of studying for more than an hour in the pages. Because of Jane’s guidance, I am in the Word for nearly two hours every morning and I crave time with God the second I step away from the page. My walk with God has completely shifted and turned a new page. God is using Jane to bring up believers who don’t just talk with faith– they are well-versed in the scripture and equipped to use it in everyday life, trials and breakthroughs. It’s for certain: Jane is a powerhouse and it’s a privilege for anyone to be able to learn under her. – Hannah Brencher

This.  We need a lot more of this, in churches, in homes.  Women digging deep, teaching other women how to really delve into the richness of scripture.Laura Yang