The Bible Course

An 8-session course helping you explore the world's bestseller.

Accessible and interactive, it will enhance and inform your ongoing Bible study, whether you are new to the Bible or want to go deeper. 

Using a unique storyline, the course shows how the key events, books and characters all fit together. You’ll get to see the BIG picture and discover how the Bible applies to your life.

Hosting The Bible Course? Register your course or access your leaders' resources now

The Bible Course is a brilliant and accessible way to understand the full Bible story. For those who don’t have time for Bible school, this is a brilliant way to kick-start your journey.

 Amy, Surrey

A typical session includes:

  • Welcome from the Course host
  • 15 minute teaching video
  • 25 minute discussion time
  • 15 minute teaching video
  • 10 minute personal reflection to finish
  • Daily readings between sessions

The content of the course over eight sessions includes:

  • Introducing the Bible
  • Creation & Covenant
  • Exodus & Promised Land
  • Judges & Kings
  • Exile & Prophets
  • Jesus & the Gospels
  • Acts & the Church
  • Revelation & Review

The Bible Course is ideal for 1-2-1 coaching, small groups and larger gatherings and can be used  anywhere from homes, workplaces or prisons. It can also be used by older youth groups, student groups and in churches. The course is accessible for people new to Christianity, ideal as a follow-on from courses like Alpha or for mature Christians wanting to increase their understanding of the Bible.

Why run The Bible Course?
Hear from the author, Andrew Ollerton

Dr Andrew Ollerton (author, lecturer and pastor) originally developed The Bible Course  to help people in Cornwall who were new to the Christian faith and the Bible. Since then thousands of people have attended and enjoyed The Bible Course from across the UK and abroad. It’s  also been used by a wide variety of denominations and networks.

Try it

Thinking about trying The Bible Course? Sample some of the video teaching and browse the course manual.

Do it

It’s simple. Each group needs at least one set of the course videos, and each participant needs their own copy of the course manual.

This includes 150 pages of notes, quotes and visuals that accompany the video teaching and discussion times. Only the digital download currently includes a subtitled version of the films.

Course host

You'll need:

  1. At least one set of the videos (available on DVD, or to download)
  2. A manual for each participant
  3. Don't forget to register your course for extra resources!


Taking part in a course? You'll just need your own manual.

Buy it

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Buy a manual

Buy a manual

Each participant on The Bible Course will need a course manual.

To save 10% on orders of 40 or more, enter the promotional code "BULK" at the checkout.

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Buy manuals and online videos

Buy manuals and online videos

Download the eight course videos in mp4 format, and buy manuals for participants too. 

Save 10% on 40 or more manuals, with promotional code "BULK".

Buy manuals + online videos

Buy manuals and a DVD set

Buy manuals and a DVD set

This DVD set contains all eight sessions of The Bible Course. Purchase a DVD set and manuals for a group.

Save 10% on 40 or more manuals, with promotional code "BULK".

Buy manuals + DVD


Host it

Login or register your course with us for extra resources.

Access further resources to help you run a great course including video content for course hosts, customisable downloads, promotional videos and more.

By registering, you will also be helping us to continue developing The Bible Course.

Don’t forget you will need to purchase the The Bible Course films and manuals to run your course.

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We followed several groups as they progressed through the eight week course. Here’s what they had to say.

Beth Dent – The Stowe Church, Swindon 

Beth is very comfortable reading some books of the Bible but wanted the confidence to challenge herself a bit more. The course has helped her to understand the bigger picture and the relevance of the Bible.

Simon Ronald – Romford Baptist Church

Before the course, Simon struggled to read the Bible – from finding the time to understanding the ‘black holes’ of the Old Testament. After just eight weeks he found a new ‘respect’ for the Bible.

Graham Slight –​ Hull community Church

At the age of 22, Graham learnt to read using the Bible and was keen to learn more. The course has given him an overview of the Bible in a way that made sense as well as the confidence to share his learning with others.

Esther Brown –​ The Stowe Church Swindon

Esther was brought up as a Christian and had a Bible from a young age but she didn’t really know where to start with it. By the end of the course, the Bible had ‘come to life’ and gave her a desire to read it more and talk to others about it.

Contact us

We have many years of experience in running The Bible Course. Do get in contact if you require further support or have questions about running your course.

Bringing the Bible to life

Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG. Registered charity 232759