You may say the bible is the most important book in the house, but in reality, is it? If your house looks like mine, I know your problem. Your kids can quote long humorous tidbits or songs, but not those enduring truths that you want to be taking root in their souls.
You want to do something about it, but aren’t sure how.
Scriptures are usually learned in a non-systematic or thematic way in which kids memorize small “kid-friendly” bite-sized lines without the gift of context within the chapter, context within the entire Bible (old vs. new covenant), and context of timeline.
If you could give them a well-rounded bible education, you would want to teach them:
- Good News Gospel Nuggets Passages
- Topics from Foundations to Mysteries (baptism, repentence)
- Chapter Structures (to teach “book” context)
- Full Chapter Texts (to teach paragraph context)
- Books of the Bible in their categories
- The Entire Bible Timeline
- Identity Basics in dividing the Old and New Covenants
- Biblical Terminology taught in the context of being part of the Body of Christ
I put all of this (above) together in a master guide that is the Mother Ship of “The Most Important Book in the House” in a way that you can go deep or shallow, pick and choose or do it all.
I will be adding materials which make up the pieces of this mother ship over time.
I’ve labeled the sets by color. The first set is blue.
The first Gospel Scripture book is now available in print on lulu.com.
Making the decision to home-school my children was not for this purpose alone, but it was certainly going to make it easier.
For years this was my goal, but I couldn’t get around to doing it. I didn’t set out to do this, really, but I was so alarmed to discover a blind spot in children’s supplemental educational material, that the burden of doing nothing soon inspired me to start with anything! I had searched the shelves of Christian bookstores which -are full of “100 Bible skits”, “100 Bible games”, “100 Bible lessons,” but not 100 Bible scriptures for kids to learn, much less passages, or big chunks!
First of all I encourage you in any method, whatever you are doing, to keep at it…and share with me what is going on at your house on this topic! I have found in talking openly about it, I gain wisdom from families I meet!
I started writing songs to small and large chunks of scripture, so I organized it in a sort of classical method, in goals that made sense to me, inspired by the Classical Method I learned through Classical Conversations.