Rick Warren first published his 12 methods of Bible study in 1981.His book has remained relevant because his gives clear simple instructions and forms for each method. In addition his methods require little prior knowledge of Scripture and the study of Scripture. He makes catchy acronyms to help you remember the steps e.g. S-P-A-C-E-P-E-T-S for application or the 10 C's for a chapter summary. The only serious flaw in the order of the methods - some methods used within another method are required before they have been introduced. The book earns its position as a classic for young adult Bible study. To succeed in the intended audience, the book ignores two Issues of importance to me: (1) the use of chapter and verse as units of study without concern for the logical, grammatical divisions and (2)the "one size fits all" approach that does not adjust the method to fit the genre being read. For these reasons, I consider the book to be introductory.