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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bible Study Guide For All Ages ~ a TOS review

Once again I am super excited to tell you about an awesome Bible curriculum that we have been using from Bible Study Guide For All Ages. We were introduced to this Bible study curriculum over five years ago and I am so excited to go back through the lessons with my two youngest, McKenzie and Micah this school year. This time we were blessed to received the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of Unit 1, 3rd quarter. You know the saying, “Good things come to those who wait?” Well that’s what I ended up with; a really great Bible study program for my family! Let’s dig a little deeper and show you why we love this curriculum.
Bible Study Guide for All Ages
The Bible Study Guide is the brain child of Mary Baker, a mother of four, who in the late 70’s was searching for a Bible curriculum that she felt was adequate enough to teach her children to understand the Bible. Mary and her teams main goal is to present the infallible truth of the Bible alone. They have not written there program to any particular denomination nor do they teach a specific church doctrine. Rather, they believe:

 “what Paul said in his letter to Timothy: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)” ~ website

Wow! This is exactly the program I want to use to teach my children about the Bible. With 4 Units, The Bible Study Guide includes 416 lesson plans in total that will take you completely through the entire Bible over the course of four years. There are four levels of study to choose from: Beginner (Ages 3- Kindergarten), Primary (1st – 2nd grade), Intermediate (3rd – 4th grade) and Advanced (5th – 6th grade). With this unique design template all of your children, even at varying ages will be able to study the entire Bible in just four years. All the while studying a little bit of both the Old and New Testament each year. I should note that not all books that contain Old Testament Prophets and Psalms are studied in great detail, however, this fact does not detract from the overall depth of the program.

We were blessed to receive the following items:

Bible Study Guide for All Ages

Unit 1 Beginner Student Pages {lessons 53-78} (1) $5.95 ~ geared towards both students as young as 3 years old to 1st graders a whole interactive learning experience. This set is ideal for students that that are not reading yet or those that struggle a bit. Retailing for an affordably price at $5.95 each and printed on legal size paper. I should note that it is NOT ok to copy the pages within your own family unit. BSG would like you to purchase a set of student pages for each student, in each individual level you have.

Bible Study Guide for All Ages
Unit 1 Intermediate Student Pages {lessons 53-78} (1) $5.95 ~ is targeted for the third and fourth graders however, they are flexible enough for a little bit below or above ability work if you need to combine children.

Bible Study Guide for All Ages

Unit 1 Advanced Student Pages {lessons 53-78} (1) $5.95 ~ designed to challenge 5th & 6th graders to think critically while applying Biblical applications learned to their own real lives with interactive lessons. We also received the Teacher Key for this level only. It is not necessary to purchase this but it is helpful for quick grading of the lessons.

Bible Study Guide for All Ages
Small Bible Book Summary Cards ~ 66 sturdy flashcards that contain one or more pictures on the front of the card depicting the main concept or message from a book of the Bible. On the back of each card there is a brief description that further explains the picture(s). Also included are comprehension questions for the teacher to ask while reviewing each card.

The Bible Study Guide follows a unique plan of study throughout the four Units. Beginning in Unit 1, you start to outline the biblical history with an in-depth study of Joseph, Daniel and Jesus. Utilizing the time line within the student pages helps to fill in whatever gaps there may be as you study the whole story of the Bible. This innovative plan lets you study some of the Old Testament and a little of the New Testament each year, filling in the parts of Jesus's life yearly while holding student interest. Click HERE to see the full Unit study break down.

Bible Study Guide for All Ages
Wall Maps and Time Line ~ she first hand how all the events of the Bible fit and tie into each other. These maps and time line are big but they easily attach to the your wall or other moveable surface. As you begin your study you map will seem blank but the further along you go it will start to fill up quickly. I used Sticky-TAK to attach ours to the wall as well as the labels.

Can I just tell you right now that I absolutely l-o-v-e this program!!! We started our study this time with the 3rd quarter of Unit 1. Over the summer three of my kids, Montana (6th), McKenzie (3rd), and Micah (JrK) have been using this program just 2 days a week. And you know what? Each of them love it! I love it too! just makes sense to me and most importantly to my kids! It is so easy to study the Word of God with this program.
Bible Study Guide For All Ages {Reviews}
In a few short weeks we will be starting back to school and I already have Unit 2 Bible Study Guide listed for our Bible curriculum for our 2018 - 2019 Plan of Study for McKenzie and Micah. Unfortunately, Montana is scheduled for her middle school Bible curriculum to line her up with our rotation through middle and high school, but I know she will be eager to help her siblings with their lessons too. Being able to incorporate this program into our Recitation time will be a great fit for all of us.

Can I tell you again that I love this program?! I have found our families perfect Bible study for our Morning Time Recitations. It has exceeded my expectations of a Bible program and then some and I do not see us leaving anytime soon. If you ask my opinion on a Bible study program, I wholeheartedly recommend you check out Bible Study Guide For All Ages if you are still searching for a Bible curriculum for the upcoming school year. At such an affordable price for each Student pages lesson plans I honestly recommend you take a look and see what you think.

 Be sure to check out what my Crewmates thought of the different levels of Bible Study Guide For All Ages available for review by clicking the link below. You will be so glad you did!

Bible Study Guide For All Ages {Reviews}
 Product ~ • Advanced (5th & 6th grade) - Advanced Student Pages, Advanced Teacher Key, Small Bible Book Summary Cards; Intermediate (3rd & 4th grade) - Intermediate Student Pages; Beginner (3-K) - Beginner Student Pages; Time Line and Maps Set 
 Format ~ physical copies 
 Ages ~ 3 years - 6th grade

Bible Study Guide for All Ages
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