How to (Really) Interpret the Bible

What Every Christian Needs to Know About Properly Interpreting the Bible

Do you wish you knew how to interpret the Bible for yourself? Do you wish you could disciple your children more effectively in their ability to read and understand Scripture? Register now for my online course on hermeneutics (how to interpret the Bible). This is a class that will teach you the practical nuts and bolts of how to properly interpret Scripture. The old fashioned way.

What You Get: This is a self-paced, asynchronous course containing 14 lessons. Lessons consist of video teachings, printable lecture notes so you can follow along, and homework assignments. Completing the homework is vital. There is no shortcut around this. You will have access to the course materials for 6 months.

Cost: $75.00 + textbook

Textbook: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Testimonials from previous students:

This class was extremely beneficial in helping me grow into a deeper understanding on how to study the Bible, gave me insight to things I've never been taught before. I have fallen in love with Bible reading again. Highly recommend this class. (D.F.)

When I heard Krista was teaching a class on reading and interpreting the Bible-I was in. I realized that while I go to a Bible focused church, I had become lazy in studying the Scriptures on my own. This class gave me practical tools to study, interpret and apply biblical principles through practice and discussion with others. This class was life changing for me and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with others. In addition, I gained an ability to point out bad hermeneutics and exegesis. As believers, we all need to be in the Scriptures day and night. (L.S.)

I can’t think of a better investment of time than cultivating a deeper and more intellectually stimulating faith through participation in “How to (Really) Interpret the Bible.” I wish I had taken this course years ago! Krista is a gifted teacher who strikes a balance between gently challenging, but not overwhelming her students. My brain was weary, but my heart was full to overflowing after learning the basic skills of interpreting Scripture from Krista. The Word of God makes sense to me in a way I had not experienced before despite being a Christian for over forty years and a minister’s wife for over thirty years. Laying a foundation in hermeneutics has provided an avenue for deeper personal study, more confident Bible teaching, and bolder engagement with a culture that questions the truth of the Bible more every day. I highly recommend Krista’s teaching ministry, and this course. (K.P.)

Before signing up for this class, I didn’t study the Bible for myself because honestly, I didn’t know how, and it was always so overwhelming for me. My “studies” consisted of reading a passage of scripture until I discovered something that I could relate to, or reading devotionals, commentaries, and listening to sermons. I now have confidence that I can read the Bible and know what it “means for me”, rather than what it “means to me.” The steps and practices Krista teaches are not “rocket science” and you don’t need to have a seminary degree to start. All you need is your Bible, a little time, and a bit of effort. I’m excited to continue in this journey and put into practice all that I’ve learned. Thank you, Krista for the “starter set of tools” you’ve given to me! I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants a basic knowledge in bible interpretation and How to (Really) Interpret the Bible! (P.G.)

I have been a Christian for 30 years, and have been involved in a Bible study every single one of those years. After taking Krista’s class, I realized I never learned how to properly interpret the Bible, and was depending on an author to guide me through a “study”. I hadn’t acquired the basic skills necessary to sit down with my Bible and understand the text. Thanks to Krista's clear teaching, I now have a starter set of tools in my tool box. I am confident I can open my Bible, apply the study skills I learned and arrive at the meaning the author intended. After Krista’s 14-week class, I am now much better equipped to rightly handle God’s Word than I was after 30 years in women’s bible study. Thank you, Krista, for your clear, well-organized, easy to understand hermeneutics class! (A.O.)

Ready to enroll? It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Pay the $75.00 course fee.
  3. Purchase the course textbook, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

Once I have received your registration and tuition, then you will be added to the course. You will receive an email notification from Teachable, along with the link to the course.

Your Instructor

Krista Bontrager
Krista Bontrager

This course is taught by theologian, Krista Bontrager, the co-founder of the Center for Biblical Unity.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a self-paced, asynchronous online course containing 14 lessons. You can access the course materials on your own schedule. There are no in-person meeting times. You decide when you start and when you finish. You will have access to the course materials for 6 months.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for six months - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 10 days and I will give you a full refund.