Deeper Bible

Are You Satisfied with Your Depth of Understanding in the Bible?

Would you like to know more about the fundamentals of reading and studying the Bible at a deeper level?

If you read the Bible and you are not left in awe and wonder then you haven’t been reading the Bible properly.

Deeper Bible is the latest addition to Wycliffe’s Resourcing the Church series.

Deeper Bible opened my eyes and my mind to things far more than I imagined or thought the Bible was. It was mind-blowing. – Evy Hadinoto


Give a man a fish, feed him for a day ... Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.Deeper Bible (DB) has seven layered levels, based on the three houses of Jewish study:

  • Beth Sepher, The House of the Book – Levels 101, 201 and 301
  • Beth Talmud, The House of Interpretation – Levels 401 and 501
  • Beth Midrash, The House of Allusion – Levels 601 and 701


Each level of Deeper Bible goes deeper than the previous level, and participants are expected to complete each level in sequence. The five two-hour sessions of DB 101 cover such topics as the arrangement of the Bible, using the basic tools, experiencing the Bible and tips for reading your Bible better. DB 201 is more hands-on as you spend six sessions fishing deeper into a special verse with your group, while DB 301 further examines some of the deeper fish in your chosen verse with six in-depth sessions.

Deeper Bible has been developed by Ian Vail who, as a Bible translator and past director of Wycliffe Bible Translators NZ, is a man with a passion for God’s Word and for encouraging others to read it and know Him too!

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Ian has a unique approach to God’s Word based on Hebrew and Greek and his training as a Bible translator. He is the creator of the God’s Awesome Book Seminar and now the creator of the training course Deeper Bible. The purpose of our Ministries Department is to resource and equip churches and individual Christians to understand God’s Word in their own language and to use it to the fullest extent. Ian is a gifted speaker and a valuable asset to Wycliffe’s Ministries Department.


The seven levels of Deeper Bible

Pastors and Church LeadersTailoring Deeper Bible for your church

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Contact our office if you would like Deeper Bible run at your church.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word

Verse for today

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.