Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Bible Course for Children (and Adults)
10/27/2012 - Jeff DownsThere are a lot of books and curriculum to help Christian parents with teaching our children the content of Bible and the doctrines found therein. And for quite some time, I've been looking for some resources that meet my expectations. For the most part, I have not been satisfied with what I've seen (perhaps I'm simply not looking in the right places). Some my say, just read the Bible. Well, yes, I agree. But I've looking for ways to help solidify the content of what we are reading. Again, I could do this on my own, and I have, but still, I've been looking for other resources.
Well, I do believe I have found what I've been looking for. Lately I have been using, and I'm very pleased with Claire Larsen's God's Great Covenant. At this point, two volumes on the OT have been published and one volume on the NT (the second is forthcoming).
Here is the publishers description of the series:
Teaching the Bible to young children can be a large task, and is often divided up into many small stories. However, if you would like to teach your students the truly big picture of the Bible, and show them how God has been at work in his people since before creation, you will find Godís Great Covenant to be a unique, surprising, and excellent Bible curriculum. The Bible, taught chronologically, by means of simple and direct stories, chants, and meditation on Godís character define Godís Great Covenant. Even many adults find themselves learning new facts, making surprising connections, and being blessed by reminder of Godís faithfulness, and how he always keeps his promises. Taught from a covenantal and reformed theological perspective, and rooted in Scripture, you will find this series to be a blessing to your classroom or family.
Here is a sample of the book on OT and here is a sample of the book on the NT. Other samples are available (e.g. teachers guide, and schedule). You can purchase Larsen's books here
One other resource I haven't spent a lot of time with, but like what I see is Starr Meade's The Most Important Thing You'll Every Study View sample pages of volume one by Clicking here.