Trail Guide (Ebook):

A Simple Manual for Understanding the Bible

Trail Guide provides an accessible introduction to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself. Wrapped up in stories about hiking and exploration, Trail Guide explains basic steps for Bible readers—both first timers and those who have explored its pages many times. An on ramp toward good exegesis!




Do you desire to read and understand the Bible for yourself, but need some help getting started? Are you curious about the Bible, but not sure where to start?

Consider Trail Guide your go-to manual for navigating the Bible’s landscape. Using lessons from the author’s family hikes and other adventures, Trail Guide provides practical tips for exploring the Scriptures that are fit for anyone, from those who have walked the paths of the Bible many times to those exploring it for the first time.

About the author

Lindsay Banton

Lindsay Banton has spent more than twenty years helping college students understand the Bible. She is well-versed in explaining biblical concepts to newcomers and experts alike. Read more of Lindsay’s work at

You will discover how to

  • dentify the genre and context of each book of the Bible

  • Apply a passage to your own life

  • Develop trustworthy Bible study habits

  • Engage with confusing parts of the Bible

  • Locate resources that can help with deeper hikes into the Bible

When it comes to the Word of God, grasping the point of what you’re reading, and thinking deeply about the ideals and concepts within, is essential.


As both a Bible teacher and a parent of adolescents, I really appreciate this insightful and accessible resource. Lindsay winsomely brings together both personal stories and informed analysis to provide a helpful overview for anyone on the journey of engaging God’s Word. Whether you are brand new to the Bible or a seasoned veteran looking for fresh insights, you will find this book a welcome companion on your travels.

Kevin Boyd

Associate Director of Scripture Engagement – Biblical Education
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

There is a lot to like in this book—it will set your feet firmly on a good path to reading the Bible productively.

John H Walton

Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School

In the midst of a culture of declining biblical literacy, Lindsay provides clear, time-tested strategies for reading, understanding and applying God's word to your life. Her use of historical and personal anecdotes make Trail Guide an engaging read.

Scott Thomson

Cru Team Leader – University of Connecticut, International Partnership Leader - Austria


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