I applaud your effort to gain a better understanding of what it means to follow Christ. To dig deeper into Scripture, I would suggest you invest in two Bibles, if you don’t already have them. The first one would be a Thompson Chain Bible. This Bible comes in several translation (I use the NKJV — you should pick a translation that you like to read). Besides having a great deal of articles and information in the back of the book, it chains all of the verses on any given topic together, through the entire Bible. Great resource. The second Bible you will find very useful is the Amplified Bible (AMP). It gives you the full range of word translations and definitions, so you can better understand the nuances of a given Scripture. I will look forward to seeing future posts on your studys.