forget your child's spiritual training. Your child is made
up of body, soul (mind), and spirit. (1 Thess, 5:23, I
pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.)
Each of these three specific parts needs to be equally fed
and nourished in order for your child to fulfill Gods
call on his life. Most parents/teachers spend so much time
training childrens minds and bodies that they have little
time left for training the spirit. Dont make the same
mistake. Ephesians 4:13 says that a perfect man is one who
has attained, unto the measure of the stature of
the fullness of Christ
This means that Christ,
not the worlds standards, should be the measuring rod
we use to compare our childrens physical, spiritual,
and academic growth. Jesus, who is our model, matured in
all three of these areas as shown in Luke 2:52: And
Jesus increased in wisdom (soul/mind) and stature (body),
and in favor with God and man (spirit). As a Christian
parent, this should be the ultimate goal you have for each
of your children and your curriculum should be designed accordingly.
Then you will truly know that your child is well on his way
to learning all that he needs to know!
are some of my favorite Bible resources: (RECENTLY ADDED)
are some of my favorite Bible resources (Alphabetical):
Ministries offers free Bible studies,
devotion booklets, and Christian courses. I use Our
Daily Bread everyday. I like
it better than other devotionals because of the
amount of scripture in each lesson. Rather than
one verse and the rest commentary, it includes
one page of a portion of scripture and one page
of commentary. Sometimes I don't even read the
commentary. It's like reading the Bible in chunks!
I've also used one of their Christian
courses and love it!
As of February 2009, you will be able to take the
Christian courses for certification for a fee of
$20/CEU unit. I would use this as a high school
credit in Bible also. Highly recommended. The materials
are written by Christians of many denominations.
You can read their biblical
principles here. If
you use their materials, PLEASE, send them a donation
now and then. God would want you to!
Big Picture & Bible Time Line edited
by: Carol Edie.
how Bible events happened in relation to each other and
how those events all fit together into one story. 60 feet
long when completed!
Steps to Bible Skills (Student Manual) by
Dorothy Hellstern. Use to teach them how to use Bible
Days to Understanding the Bible by
Max Anders is a great resource that will give your
children a good overview of the Bible. They will
learn about the major men and women of the Bible,
the major events of the Bible in chronological sequence,
and the major points of geography. There is no doctrine
Days of Celebration & Praise
by Julie Lavender. A fun o use devotional created just
for homeschoolers. Each day's devotion is based on an
event or holiday and includes a Bible reading, questions
to discuss, related activity, curriculum connection, verse
to memorize, and prayer suggestion. Very creative!
by John Woodbridge. Biographies of missionaries, church
leaders, hymn writers, Bible teachers and Christian authors.
Color illustrations. Highly recommended for 7th+ or as
a read aloud for younger children. ISBN: 0802409393.
World of the Bible
by Malcolm Day. This is a colorful, Bible history for
all ages. ISBN 067085607X. Out of print. Buy Used.
the Sword by Allen B. Wolfe. Simple
read a chapter in the Bible and then refer to Balancing
the Sword for questions and cross references related
to that chapter. It's amazing what you learn! For
a more complete review, check out my Empty Nest
Beginner's Bible as
told by Karyn Henley. This is what I use with my
7-year old granddaughter who is just learning to
read. We both take turns reading! She loves the color
pictures and the fact that she can read the Bible
all by herself! ISBN: 0310926106. PreK+
wonderful resource for Bible study including audio versions
of the Bible for your Auditory
Dictionary of Evangelicals by
Timothy Larsen. If you want a complete resource for information
on Christian missionaries, evangelicals, and Bible teachers,
here it is. This “alphabetically
arranged reference work selects 400 men and women who
have significantly influenced the theology, pastoral practice,
and piety of evangelicals in the English-speaking world.
Although 1730 is accepted as the beginning of the evangelical
movement by most scholars, the dictionary includes some
earlier luminaries such as John Calvin, Jan Hus, Martin
Luther, and John Wyclif.” Recommend for serious
Bible scholars. ISBN: 0830829253.
Journey (The Story of Pilgrim's Progress)
by John Bunyan. This brilliantly illustrated version of
Bunyan's classic tale makes a wonderful read-a--loud for
the whole family. A wonderful story with a great message,
originaly written in 1676. Buy this one for you home library!
ISBN 0802836194. 3rd+
in Their Hearts by
Don Richardson. I highly recommend this book for all
7th+ students or as a family read-a-loud. Seven fascinating,
true stories of missionaries taking the Word to people
all over the world and finding that God had already prepared
these people for the Gospel message. As Ecclesiastes
"He (GOD) has also set eternity in the hearts of
men." This is one of my all-time favorite books
because it builds my faith every time I read it.
Ancient Cities Excavation Kit by Michael
Carroll. A colorful book about archaeology and the Bible.
Recommended for 4th+, ISBN 9834502826.
Bible Handbook with the New International Version
“A concise Bible commentary. Important
Discoveries in Archaeology. How We Got Our Bible. An Epitome
of Church History.” Now updated using the NIV version.
I still like the original version: Halley's
Bible Handbook, Large Print.
Highly recommended for serious Bible study. ISBN 0310224799.
Book of Biblical Charts, Maps, and Reconstructions
. Excellent graphics! Highly recommended for 6th grade
to Study Your Bible for Kids Discover 4 Yourself Series by
Kay Arthur. I don't usually recommend Bible studies as
they are usually based on one church's doctrines. However,
this Bible study is non-doctrinal, easy to use, and teaches
kids how to study the Bible, not what the Bible
says. Written for ages 9-12.
Want to Know About God by
Rick Osborne. This is one of my favorite books for
Bible study but it's out of print. Get it while you
can, as well as the other books in the series.
Indestructible Book, Video is a beautifully
written and illustrated book, now made into videos, about
the Bible from its beginnings to its translation into
The Complete Works translated
by William Whiston. “An independent source
confirming Biblical accounts. Understand the world of
Jesus and the apostles from a man who saw it.” Highly
recommended for the serious Bible student. ISBN 0785250506.
Important Places in the Bible and Where to Find Them
by Ruth van der Maas. This is an excellent book and
highly recommended for all ages; however it is out of print.
You can sometimes find used copies by checking this link. (Pictured above.)
The Complete New Testament for Kids
published by Tommy Nelson. I LOVE this! Many moms ask
me what to use for Bible study and I always tell them
to read the Bible to their kids. Here is a perfect Bible
for kids ages 7+. It's the New Testament written for kids
in an easy-to-understand version along with colorful illustrations,
a pair of fun Decoder Glasses, and short games and quizzes.
See my Blog for more review: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/11457/.
ISBN 1400305284. (1-6)
Giving Bank . Teach your children to tithe
and save for rainy days with this wonderful resource.
Each time your child gets his allowance, he puts 10% in
the Church, 10% in the Bank, and keeps 80% for his own
use in the Store.
your children what the Word says about love, lying, pride,
perseverance, faith, etc. by using
Nave's Topical Bible. It includes more than
twenty thousand topics and subtopics along with their
scriptural references that will help you with your family
New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs
by Howard Vos. Traces everyday Bible life from Genesis
to Revelation. Covers food, clothing, warfare, housing
and much more. Many color photographs. An excellent resource
for family Bible study. ISBN 0785211942.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Comfort Print Edition
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and
New Testament Words are must have’s
for serious Bible study.
Testament Take-Home Bible Stories: Easy-to-Make,
Reproducible Mini-Books That Children Can Make & Keep!,
Preschool-Grade 2 Grace
Publications. Fun, easy-to-make worksheets for PreK-1st
Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers by
Zonderkidz. This is the Bible I would use for ages
8+. It's easy to understand and has some colorful
illustrations. ISBN 0310703824.
Testament Take-Home Bible Stories (PreK-2) .
Carson-Delosa. Fun, easy-to-make worksheets for PreK-2nd
and Learn Bible Games by Linda Standke.
16 reproducible games which include Fruit of the Spirit,
Noah's Ark, Fishers of Men, Moses, Easter, Christ's Birth,
Daniel in the Lion's Den, and more. PreK-2nd.
Complete Bible Dictionary
by Lawrence Richards. A complete Bible dictionary for
serious Bible study. Color illustrations. A wonderful
edition to the family library. ISBN 0529114909.
Patrick, Pioneer Missionary to Ireland
by Michael J. Mc Hugh. This book is a must-read! I had
no idea who St. Patrick was and all that he accomplished
for the Lord. I especially enjoyed reading how he used
his slavery to the Celtic people and his knowledge of
their cult worship to evangelize the people. It just shows
how God uses every situation in your life for His purpose.
ISBN 1930092148. Read aloud for all ages. 4th +
Time of Jesus Hands-on projects that re-create
everyday life in the time of Jesus---a writing tablet,
scroll, purse and coins, sandals, flatbread, children's
board game, and much more. Ages 8 and up. ISBN 0745940803.
and Triumph: Stories from Church History by
Richard Hannula. Forty-six brief biographies for children
relating the trials and triumphs of many Christians including
Augustine, Charlemagne, Luther, Bunyan, C.S. Lewis and
more. Easy reading for 4th+. Read aloud for all ages.
Who and Where's Where in the Bible
by Stephen Miller. An illustrated a-z ditionary of the
people and places in scripture. This is an easy to read
resource for family Bible study. ISBN 1593101112.