The Good Book Company provides carefully selected Christian books, Christian bible studies and resources to help churches and individuals grow in their understanding of the Christian faith

The Christian Bookshop near Orpington in Kent

Theological Study

Distance-learning courses (home study) are available from the The Good Book College and Moore College.

There are also part-time courses available such as Prepared for Service+
which is now organized by


On the web

understanding the bible

is for those interested in the Christian faith. It has a variety of resources to help you understand the Bible - and its challenge.

The Bible in a year

calendarSelected Bible readings each day from BibleGateway (link opens in new window) will take you through the Bible in a year. Other yearly reading plans are available from BibleGateway.

Search the Bible


BibleBibleGateway contains a tool for reading and researching scripture online.

It enables the reader to find and compare passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases or by scripture reference.

Search the Bible

IVP Commentaries

bookBibleGateway has the following IVP New Testament Commentaries online:

Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation.

Learning more ...

There are good courses available for those who want to want to study the Bible more deeply, or who would just like to be better equipped to serve in their churches.

The Good Book College

The Good Book College is a Bible-centred distance learning college which was launched in September 2006. It seeks to help you learn more about the Bible and the Christian Life through a range of courses in Theology, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry. The Good Book College is for everyone - not just for those in full-time ministry. It offers a variety of courses.

Short Courses

These are standalone courses for those who are new to studying or who just want to understand more about a particular topic (or topics). All the courses can be taken in ten weeks or less. To make them as widely accessible as possible, the prices have been kept low, around £30 per course. The topics of the short courses available are as follows.

  • Administration
  • Pastoral Care
  • Preaching
  • Youth and Children's Work
  • Philosophy and Christian Belief
  • Women's Ministry
  • Christian Mission and Ministry (more details below)

Christian Mission and Ministry - This 10-session course is ideal for anyone involved in any sort of church leadership, be that small group leadership, youth group leadership or leading a women's group. The course is also suitable for anyone wishing to serve God with a truly biblical understanding of what it means to serve. The syllabus includes:

  • The Gospel - its nature and implications
  • The Characteristics of Christian living
  • The concept of sin and Christian maturity
  • The place of Christian experience
  • The nature of the Church
  • The Church as a missionary community
  • Church planting
  • The principles and practicalities of evangelism
  • The relationship between social involvement and evangelism
  • An introduction to pastoral care and communications skills


Moore College Correspondence Courses

These are well-known distance learning courses in biblical studies and theology. There are certificated courses for those with some leadership responsibility or those who want to study for a formal academic qualification.