Thursday, October 4, 2018

Books of the Bible At-a-Glance (A Homeschool Crew Review)



Last year for AWANA, Ashleigh had to memorize all the books of the Bible.  We spent a number of weeks learning a song that had a catchy tune so that she could have a way to remember not only the names of the books but also the order in which they are in the Bible.  However, she could not tell you who wrote the book of Genesis, where to find the story of David and Goliath, or that 1 Corinthians is a letter from the Apostle Paul to the people of Corinth.  She knew nothing about the content of those books, only the order they could be found.

We were glad to be given the digital PDF file of Books of the Bible At-a-Glance from Teach Sunday School which provides a printable one page reference sheet for all 66 books of the Bible.




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About Books of the Bible At-a-Glance

Each page is a "cliffnotes" of the Bible book which helps to put that particular book in context with the rest of the Bible.  Each page starts with the name of the book written boldly at the top so that students know exactly which book is being focused on.  Below that, the book number and placement (ie: Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament), who the author of the book was and when it was written is clearly marked as well as a timeline showing the time period that the particular book covers.


The second part of the page brings attention to what I consider the "meat and potatoes" of the book.  This starts with the books "claim to fame" - what about the book sets it apart from the rest of the Bible.   These tidbits make for great trivia.  For example, Nehemiah's claim to fame is that it is one of the first books of the Bible written in first person or that 1 Corinthians contains the famous chapter about "love" ( 1 Corinthians 13:4-8) that is often quoted at weddings.

Following the "claim to fame" section is a short section that either brings attention to famous stories from the book or for New Testament books this section identifies the problems or issues that the book addresses.  Sometimes this section brings attention to the fact that the particular book is mostly prophecy or judgments and doesn't contain stories.

This middle section also contains a "Most Famous Verses" section which lists the verses from the book that was most searched for on the internet as well as verses that are most loved.

The third and final section of the page brings attention to the more important points of the book which might give an outline of the book or give a general assessment of the overall message the book is portraying.   These are the key points that should be remembered about the book and why they are important.


How We Used It:

I have been using a Biblical based history curriculum this year with kids and through our lessons so far, we have covered the story of Creation, the Fall of Man, the Tower of Babel, The Flood,  and Abraham.  All these historical events happened in the book of Genesis, so I printed out the sheet for Genesis and we were able to refer back to it as we started each lesson.  It's really helped for the kids to match the history we're reading about with where it falls in the Bible.  As the school year goes on, I will continue to print out the pages that coincide with the lessons.

Eventually, I'll print all the sheets out and have them laminated to keep as I can see many uses for these sheets in our homeschooling journey. Between AWANA, Bible Study, our history lessons and any other study, it will be nice to have Books of the Bible At-A-Glance to give us a quick reference to find out who wrote the book or where in history the events fall.

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