Category Archives: Bible Study

Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 From Kid Niche Christian Books, Our Review

My family was very blessed to be given the study book Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1. This is a very nice book, printed colorfully on quality paper (70#) and already hole punched so that we could put into a notebook right away. It even came with a colorful cover sheet, which we placed into the clear pocket on the front of the notebook.

Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 was sent to us for the purpose of this review, by the company Kid Niche Christian Books, which is devoted to helping you teach your children and grandchildren to pray the way that Jesus taught his disciples to pray, with their minds and their hearts.

Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 has 36 Bible lessons for tweens, woven within The Lord’s Prayer. There are 72 pages illustrated in color to keep your child’s interest. This book also includes an answer key for six different Bible versions, including the King James Version, which is the only Bible my family is willing to use.

This study is great for grades 4 through 6, in Christian school, home school, or church. It can also be used for family study.

There are units on God The Father and on God The Son, along with prayer practice using a kid friendly re-wording of The Lord’s Prayer.

Various methods of learning include: Cartoons, Charts, Definitions, Drama, Drawing, Fill in the Blanks, Illustrations, Matching, Multiple Choice, Sequence, T&F, so your child will not be bored while learning.

You can see below the amount of learning a child can get in the 36 weeks this is designed for:

How did we use Weave Your Word In Me — Part 1? Well, as you may have read in a previous post, I recently spent several weeks in the hospital, followed unexpectedly by a stay in a Rehab Facility. I had originally intended to use this curriculum with all four of my boys, having them take turns writing in the answers. What ACTUALLY happened though, is that one of my twins, “The Puzzler” appropriated it and began going through Weave Your Word In Me — Part 1 on his own. While I was in the hospital and the Rehab Facility!

Here is “The Puzzler” studying away!

IMG_20171019_213113

He’s been going back and forth between using his printed Bible and his Bible which is on his tablet. Sometimes, he says it is easier to find the verses when using the Bible on his tablet.

One reason I think it was easy for him to just pick up Weave Your Word In Me — Part 1 is that the lessons are relatively short, and the font is of a decent size for him to follow. As I said before, this is printed in color, so in the lessons there are nice, colorful pictures and sidebars to help with learning and understanding each lesson. The first thirteen lessons are just one page, and beginning with lesson fourteen, they increase to two pages. Sometimes, the student is asked to draw a picture of what the scripture reference is about, but most of the time, the student is simply asked to look up the scripture in his or her Bible and use what they looked up to fill in the blanks in the lesson.

All in all, I’m pleased with this curriculum, if for no reason than the fact that it captured “The Puzzler’s” interest enough that he wanted to go ahead and do it on his own, without being told to!

To read 63 other fair and honest reviews from my fellow crew members, please click on the banner below.

Weave Your Word in Me {Kid Niche Christian Books Reviews} 

As always, I would just love it if you would join me in all of “My Journeys Through Life.” Just go to the subscription box at the top of the blog and enter your email information. After that, you will always know when there is something new happening. I hope to see you here very soon! -)

Leave a comment

Filed under Bible Study, Weave Your Word In Me -- Part 1

I Can Study Acts Alone With God: KJV, My Review

 

So, there is this really neat company out there called Greek ‘n’ Stuff.

I have never tried to review anything from them until now. Why now, you ask? Because I found out the “stuff” includes Bible studies! I was blessed to receive for the purpose of this review, a copy of  I Can Study Acts Alone With God (52 week study) KJV. This is a Bible Study by Karen Mohs, and is available in both the King James Version and the New International Version. As you all know by now, I will use only the King James Version. This is what my family uses and my church uses, by conviction.

I actually asked for this study in order to be the student myself, thinking that this would get me back into the habit of reading and studying my Bible

so here is all I really need to do this study (and a pen!)

 

 

This is a very nicely made spiral bound 8 1/2 x 11 book, with sturdy, glossy finished covers.

Something I truly enjoy about this study is that it is not made into a complicated form of study. Yes, I am an adult, but I am not a “Bible Scholar.” Making it easy to understand and follow is a good thing, whether for a child or an adult.

Another thing I like is that in order to do the actual study, I must get out my own Bible and read the references given. I much prefer this to having a study where everything is already in it, and you never even have to open your own Bible!

This study is laid out to be done in 52 weeks, with each lesson taking one week.The sections of each lesson are very short, taking place on Monday through Saturday. I especially like that, because Sunday is pretty much filled for us.

Each day, I am given the following tasks:

  • Pray & ask God to help as I study
  • Read or recite the memory verse for that week
  • Answer 2 or 3 questions

There are also little sidebar sections which give questions and explanations pertaining to the subject at hand. In these, I might find additional questions, something historical, or even something to ponder about the “why” when it came to those involved.

At the end of the lesson for each week, there is a “think and pray about it” box. Here, we are asked to look at how the things we are learning can be made to apply to our present day lives.

It has been easier for me to study my Bible this way. I can do i in little chunks of time, which helps in my personal life.

At the cost of just $23.95, I can highly recommend this product. For that price, you are getting a full year of study for you or your student!

Along with  I Can Study Acts Alone With God Bible Study (52 week study)
KJV
NIV, other Homeschool Review Crew members reviewed:

To read 79 fair and honest reviews from other Homeschool Review Crew Members, please click on the banner below:

Teach Me Some Greek {Greek 'n' Stuff Reviews}

As always, I would just love it if you would join me in all of “My Journeys Through Life.” Just go to the subscription box at the top of the blog and enter your email information. After that, you will always know when there is something new happening. I hope to see you here very soon! -)

1 Comment

Filed under Bible Study, Greek 'N' Stuff, Studying Acts

Ladies Bible Study

Well, our Ladies Bible Study started back up today, now that the holidays are past. Ever since I began participating, almost 3 years ago, I’ve attended the evening session, but my husband has changed shifts at his job to afternoons for a while, so I’m going to the morning session. It’s a whole different dynamic! In the morning session, there are several ladies who have been studying the Bible for MANY years, and just in the first session today, I learned a lot, and gained even more insight about what we studied this week.

I really enjoy having a weekly Ladies Bible study. It helps me to stay accountable to study on a regular basis, and really, I do learn a lot. We are working through “Changed Into His Image”, the book and workbook by Jim Berg. We are taking our time, too. This is our third session (semester), and it really forces us to look at ourselves, and think on the changes we need to make in our lives. I highly recommend this study. The fellowship with other ladies on a weekly basis is pretty good, too! 🙂

Leave a comment

Filed under Bible Study

Philippians In 28 Weeks . . .A T.O.S. Review

I have been blessed to have another opportunity to review a product from the Home School Adventure Co..

I received a pdf copy of Philippians In 28 Weeks “Love Him With All Your Mind” with Reflection Journal, written by Stacey Farrell.

This book is available in the ESV or the KJV version. As most of my regular readers have already guessed, I chose the KJV version.

Stacey Farrell has devised a very simple way of learning (memorizing) Philippians, although I made it harder than it needed to be at first, lol!

The ages this book is meant to work for are:

Read aloud and discussion as a family: ages 9-11

family discussion and/or parental/teacher guidance, ages 12 and up

Most high School age students should be able to handle this book on their own.

Philippians In 28 Weeks is available as a complete print edition, in either ESV or KJV, for $28.95. The ESV version is also available as a complete e-book for $14.95, while the ESV Memory Cards e-book is available for $9.95.

Stacey has set out five steps to memorizing the book of Philippians:

1. Read the book of Philippians every day.
2. Record your insights in the journal she provides in the book.
3. Repeat your current week’s verses daily.
4. Review and recite from memory.
5. Retain what you have memorized, by reciting your verses at the start of the week, before beginning a new card.

Stacey has provided a very nice log within the book, so that you can keep yourself accountable for keeping up with your study, along with a very nice set of printable cards which have all of the verses to memorize for each week. They are meant to be printed out with the verses on one side and a picture on the other side, but I would prefer not to use all that ink, so only print out the verse side. Also, I have never really cared for the “what everyone thinks Jesus looks like” picture that is used for either the cover of the book or the cards.

I had intended to do this with my boys, but truly over-estimated what they could handle at this time. This is the time of the year when they are memorizing scripture for several different groups within our church, and they just couldn’t manage anymore without falling apart. Therefore, while I will definitely save this for use with the boys later (perhaps during the summer?), I thought it best to at this time, try to do this one on my own. Even so, it ended up being more difficult than I thought it would, but that is NOT the fault of the book, or the author. I have been battling health issues for several weeks, and just as it seemed to be getting better, and I began working on this, it hit back with a vengeance!

However, I really, really love this system! And especially with the things I’ve been dealing with, Philippians is the perfect book for me to work through, so I will be persevering, and I will finish it. I know now that for me, it WILL take longer than 28 weeks, but even so, it is worth it, because I think having verses from Philippians automatically come to me when I need them will be a wonderful help to me during difficult times. I will continue on, even if I need to maybe take TWO weeks for each one week section. I think Stacey Farrell has come up with yet another winner, and I hope she does many more titles for the Homeschool Adventure Co. 🙂

Please, do check out the Homeschool Adventure Co. on the following social media links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeSchoolAdventureCo

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HomeSchoolAdven

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/HomeSchoolAdven

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115241518288669984312/+Homeschooladventure/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/HomeSchoolAdven

To read what other Review Crew Members thought of Philippians In 28 Days, along with other products from the Homeschool Adventure Co., please click the graphic below.
Click to read Crew Reviews
Crew Disclaimer
I would just love it if you joined me on all of “My Journeys Through Life”! Just go to the “Sign me up” button at the top of the blog and enter your email, you’ll never miss an update again! And, if you do enjoy “My Journeys Through Life”, please go to our Facebook page and “like” it. I’d sure appreciate it if you did! 🙂

1 Comment

Filed under Bible Study, education, home education, Homeschool Adventure Co, Schoolhouse Review Crew Post, Stacy Farrell, TOS Review

“Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal” . . . My Review

Let me just say right now, the book “Mere Christianity”, written by C. S. Lewis, is truly NOT a book I ever yearned to read. In fact, the only things I have ever read by C. S. Lewis were the Narnia books, which I have been slowly introducing to my kids for years, as read-alouds.

Then, “Mere Christianity” was quoted a few times in the Ladies Bible Study I participate in at my church. Soon after that, I was given an opportunity to be part of a book launch for the “Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal”, a new resource to help you study through “Mere Christianity”, something *I* definitely need. That book is DEEP! 🙂

mere christianity cover

About The Book:
The classic work commonly known as Mere Christianity is actually a four-book series which explores the common ground upon which all Christians stand. It brings together Lewis’ legendary radio talks broadcast during World War II previously published as: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe, What Christians Believe, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality (or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity), and provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
The Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal is a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview. Although it was originally created to be a companion resource to Philosophy Adventure, it may also be used as group or independent study for teenagers or adults.

It provides 10-16 questions for each chapter which can be discussed in:
◾homeschools
◾co-ops
◾classrooms
◾Sunday school
◾small groups
◾families

This resource is above what my kids can handle at this time, as I discovered while going through it on my own. I will, however, be saving it to hopefully use with them at a later time!

I checked out the book “Mere Christianity” from the library, but there is also this downloadable version online, free.

I am finding the original work “Mere Christianity” somewhat easier to go through by using the “Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal” along-side of it. The journal makes you really stop and think about what you are reading, which, of course, means it will stick better, in my opinion. Having to think about my answers to the various questions for each chapter means I must pay better attention as I read, for one thing! I can tell you now, though, that I think it will take me some time to complete this study. With four special needs kids, along with everything else in my life, I don’t often have the time I’d like to just sit and read.

About The Author:
Stacy Farrell’s worldview changed when she embarked on her homeschooling adventure in 2002.

1521624_645317418863797_1615362538_n

Her background as a consultant and writer well-prepared her to teach communication skills; however, only hands-on experience (and much time spent on her knees) equipped her to mentor her sons through the character-transformation required to help them work toward their full potential.

Stacy has spoken at a variety of homeschool conferences and has published articles in leading Christian magazines. She wrote scripts for Willow Creek’s youth ministry, copy for Pastor Bill Hybel’s “Defining Moments” Audio Newsletter, and a broad range of material for corporate and non-profit clients. She also managed a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation and constitutional law. Today, she loves to help empower students to recover territory lost by “fuzzy thinking” and low expectations. To that end, she created:

◾Philosophy Adventure™—Pre-Socratics – designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas
◾Philippians in 28 Weeks™ — a simple and painless way to memorize an entire book of Scripture
◾The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions – an enchanting fable that unmasks the ugliness of pride and selfishness
◾Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal — a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview.

Although Stacy loves to write, speak, and teach, she considers her role as wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons to be her greatest work and privilege. You can learn more about her resources at http://www.homeschooladventure.com.

I do plan to continue this study, although as I said above, it will take me a while. I’ll need to do it in portions, going back to it when I have pockets of time. But, since I’m finding it to be interesting, and a definite exercise in paying attention to what I read in order to actually think about my answers, I imagine I will eventually complete my journal. 🙂

You can purchase your copy, either in the print or digital edition here

mere christianity disclaimer

As always, I’d love it if you joined me on all of “My Journeys Through Life”! Just enter your email into the “sign me up” button at the top of the blog, and never miss an update! And, if you enjoy “My Journeys”, please do go to our Facebook page and “like” it. I’d sure appreciate it if you did! 🙂

2 Comments

Filed under Bible Study, Book Launch, Mere Christianity, Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal, Stacy Farrell