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Young Christians Introduction To The Bible

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  • Item #: 036080
    ISBN: 9781584110446
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    Here you will uncover the fact that the Bible isn’t so boring after all, as it is full of suspense, romance, adventure, humor, and most importantly, truth!

  • Item #: 002442
    ISBN: 9780736960151
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    A Young Man’s Guide to Discovering His Bible introduces us to Zach, who with the guidance of his youth pastor, begins a journey of “unlocking the treasures” of God’s Word. As you read of Zach’s journey & transformation, the author will guide you in the same principals as well. Twelve chapters emphasize key observation tools and deep Bible study. Additional Bible study tools are discussed in a bonus appendix.

    Text is intermixed with fill-in questions that guide you naturally through the process; study and practice are equally emphasized; and each contains tools in the appendices to build spiritual training habits including reminders for Bible study, a Bible Reading Plan, and a Quiet Times Calendar. Approx. 200 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 064796
    ISBN: 9780801039119
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       I didn’t study philosophy until college, but it seems that students are exposed to some heavier topics earlier than I was when a young adult. One thing I didn’t get in my first college philosophy class was a Christian perspective. My philosophy education changed when I went to a Christian college and was presented both the secular and Christian perspectives of philosophy.

      This 280+ page book does a very good job of presenting philosophy throughout history, the people who shaped philosophy as we know it today, and a Christian critique of each topic. Written for high school and beyond, this would be a nice introduction for your student before going to college. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 002444
    ISBN: 9780736917810
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    A Young Woman’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible takes a personal approach: Elizabeth George speaks directly to the reader, mentoring her in a discipleship approach. Bible study methods and practices are interwoven with studying women “mentors” from the Bible, with extra emphasis placed on the Godly (and practical) characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman. Ten chapters emphasize study, Biblical character and the Holy Spirit’s guidance to become more like Jesus.

    Contains text intermixed with fill-in questions that guide you naturally through the process; study and practice are equally emphasized; and each contains tools in the appendices to build spiritual training habits including reminders for Bible study, a Bible Reading Plan, and a Quiet Times Calendar. Approx. 200 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 005083
    ISBN: 9780801054150
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    Contained within this wonderful resource is a systematic study of the Word of God. This "treasury of Bible information" is designed to reach all classes of people whether their knowledge of the Bible is meager or great. The systematic nature of this book has you not just look at the individual stories, books, or chapters, but at the Bible as a whole. This type of study is necessary if you desire to be able to interpret the Bible in an accurate fashion and fully understand the Bible in its entirety. This survey of the Bible is written by a conservative theologian, William Hendriksen, who holds the position that the Scripture is the infallible Word of God, inspired from beginning to end by the Holy Spirit. It is also important to note that this book is not a book on Bible interpretation (a.k.a hermeneutics), Bible history, or an introduction to the Old and/or New Testament. Instead, this book's main goal is to create interest as it provides a "survey" of both the Old and New Testaments. This book is designed as a springboard for these related Bible studies that you may conduct in the future.

    Part One gives you many facts about the Bible, then provides you with brief instruction on how to study and interpret the Bible. Part Two offers an overview of Bible history with the help of seven chronological charts. Then you are given an introduction to the sixty-six books of the Bible as you venture into Part Three. These sixty-six books are divided into twenty-one groups covered in chronological order beginning with the law all the way through the prophets, epistles, and revelation. As Hendriksen briefly covers each book of the Bible you are given a brief summary of the book, Bible references and cross references, charts, diagrams, maps, black-and-white photographs, and helpful insights regarding history and culture. This comprehensive volume also contains study questions for each chapter, section by section, and it is fully indexed. This paperback, 497-page resource uses an educational approach that is sure to increase your understanding of each Bible book and its significance. A great addition to your Christian library! – elise

  • Item #: 061433
    ISBN: 9780310744115
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    The New International Reader’s Version is written at a third-grade reading level (in 12-point type) and is specifically designed to help young readers discover the Bible. This Berenstain Bears’ version additionally bridges that gap by providing 18 full-color pictures of your favorite Berenstain Bears demonstrating Christian virtues. A Table of Contents in traditional format as well as one in alphabetical order are provided. In addition, you’ll find an introduction for each of the Bible books, a dictionary of key words, an article on “Getting to Know Jesus” and a reading plan for 150 of the most famous Bible stories. A great balance between a children’s and adult Bible. Includes a presentation page. 5 ½” x 8 1/2”, 2034 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062380
    ISBN: 9781936768127
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      I was looking for a Bible story book that would appeal to and also be Gospel-centered for diverse ages— children and parents alike. I chose this one! On one page of each two-page spread, unique, vibrant, stylized (modern art-esque) illustrations share the page with Let’s Talk about It questions to gauge comprehension and also connect each story with the Gospel. On the opposite page is an in-depth retelling of the Bible selection, designed to be read aloud. One might argue that there’s not enough to grab the child’s attention for the length of the retelling. However, the tone is conversational and easily understandable; the retelling is engaging without compromising the Gospel message. And I would argue, the Gospel draws people to itself. These 156 retellings highlight key events from the Old and New Testament. Each one ends with a focus on the Gospel and how that particular story points to Jesus. Well worth it for young and old, new and veteran Christians. This story Bible can be used as a companion to the devotionals by the same author: Long Story Short (#062381) and Old Story New (#062382). 8.5” x 9”, 328 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 065418
    ISBN: 9781930749443
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       More than half of the Bible is written in Hebrew. For Bible study purposes alone, this fact warrants learning the language. This text, originally intended for an adult audience at Bible colleges and seminaries, emphasizes pronouncing and reading Hebrew. Hebrew is complex and this text does not formally introduce grammatical concepts, nor does it follow a direct, traditional language learning method. The primary goal is to read and learn written text rather than communicating in Hebrew.

      The first 6 chapters introduce each consonant letter of the alphabet. Since vowels are not delineated in the Hebrew alphabet, the additional 6 chapters teach the vowels as classes. Then, starting as Jewish children do, students will learn to read the Shema in Hebrew and then work through the 10 Commandments, Sabbath and other blessings, daily worship prayers and blessings and then end with the Hebrew names for God.

      The author, Zola Levitt, a Jewish Christian, recommends following this pattern when studying the lessons: pray, review daily (30 minutes per day); use graph paper to practice the letter forms and make flash cards.

      Each of the 12 lessons in Part I should take one week per lesson for your motivated high school student. Lessons in Part II may be studied and reviewed for months to come. The readings in Lessons 12 through 16 provide the Hebrew writing with a transliteration and then an English translation below. Background information and cultural explanation elaborate on each text.

    Lesson 17 explains the Tanakh (the full Hebrew Bible) and the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), followed by Scripture samples in Hebrew with the corresponding Scripture in English KJV. While no transliteration or direct translation is included at this point, the student should be able to pronounce these. A good Strong’s Concordance would solve the word for word translation. Lesson 18 discusses the Hebrew names of God with transliteration and definitions, with an in-depth discussion on 18 specific names.

      The wealth of language, Biblical and cultural information here is astounding. Even if you do not wish to read full documents in Hebrew, this text would be an excellent source for Bible study—or in preparation for a trip to Israel. Additional resources include an in-depth Hebrew Glossary, an Introduction to the Hebrew Calendar; and a bibliography. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 029711
    ISBN: 9780310743736
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    Finally, a large print Bible for young readers! One of the best pieces of advice I received in my early days of homeschooling was to have a large print Bible for my young children. The point was made that young children may focus better on their reading skills without having to strain to read the small text, making Bible reading less intimidating and more enjoyable. Within the pages of this Bible, you will find a "Getting to know Jesus" question and answer section, introductions and outline of contents for each book of the Bible, 14 full color illustrations, eight Bible reading helps, eight full color maps, a dictionary, double column text and a list of one hundred fifty Bible stories. The NIrV is based upon the NIV and contains shorter sentences, simplified text and consistent use of names (eg: Sea of Galilee is used throughout NT, rather than the interchangeable names Sea of Gennesaret and Sea of Tiberias). Here is a sample from the NIrV, "God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right." 2 Timothy 3:16. 8 1/2"x 5 ½" 2042 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059811
    ISBN: 9780736962568
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  • Item #: 030157
    ISBN: 9780977070497
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    It happens to me once in awhile. I start skimming through a curriculum product and then realize I've slowed down and am reading it thoroughly. This is one of those products. I might be inclined to call it a "practically perfect" introduction to worldview. Designed as a four-lesson unit study and targeting a middle school audience, it provides instructional information, illustrative hands-on activities, and well-developed questions and talking points for family discussions. The lessons move from defining worldview, to finding the commonalities between worldviews, to identifying four worldview "families" (polytheism, monotheism, pantheism, and naturalism) and placing the world's religions in these families, and finally to evaluating the impact of worldview on history. The student is led into discovery: learning to think and evaluate for himself. And, perhaps most important for this age group, they are given tools by which they can continue the evaluation process.

    The Guide is written directly to the student with the parent serving more or less as an administrator. This is an effective presentation methodology because many parents are unfamiliar with these topics and uncertain how to present them. Here, they can become co-learners. Both the instructional segments and the hands-on activities (designed to illustrate and lead the student into understanding) are well-laid out, thoroughly explained and easy to follow. The harder-to-find supplies are provided with the remainder being household/office items. Lessons include definitions, instruction, hands-on activities, processing explanations, review and Table Talk (guidelines for family discussion). Literature selections are used with some lessons to provide discussion points and to further clarify the instruction. The Appendix includes reproducible (for the family) copies of worksheets, literature selections, and a summary of 12 different worldviews. The "very back" of the guide includes nine cardstock pages which are used for some of the lesson activities. The curriculum packet includes the Guide plus pre-cut wrapping papers, three white boxes (flattened, six-inch cubes), and a pair of 3-D glasses. 87 pgs. pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 041880
    ISBN: 9780972089036
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    This may be my new favorite worldview book. Author J.F. Baldwin compares worldviews to the characters of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Frankenstein's monster represents all other worldviews which believe man is innately good. Jekyll and Hyde represent the Christian worldview which believes man is born in sin. Christians, members of the "Hyde" crowd, must know what they believe and what sets Christianity apart from other worldviews. The author gives a brief overview of different worldviews in understandable language, so that even the beginner can understand this complex topic. Interesting real-life stories are used to drive home the different lessons. He discusses blind faith, good works and selfishness in relation to all the worldviews. Does your worldview require you to be selfish and look out for number one, or does it call you to show mercy and live a selfless, sacrificial life? This book will cause you to ask questions about things you see and hear in the world around you; moreover it will help you understand why you believe certain things. Are you most like Frankenstein or Hyde? 271 pgs, pb – Donna

  • Item #: 051344
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    In this day and age, women need more direction on biblical womanhood than ever before; now young girls will learn what the Bible has to say on being a woman by taking a look at the character traits from virtuous women in the Bible.

  • Item #: 018494
    ISBN: 9780802430571
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    Geared for young children, this update of a popular Moody title that has sold over 1.5 million copies is written by Kenneth N. Taylor and beautifully illustrated by Annabel Spenceley. The 112 stories of the Old and 72 of the New Testaments are each presented with an illustration that captures the essence of the event, a simplified narrative (with the actual Scripture references) for reading aloud to your children, reinforcing questions, and a prayer to connect your children with the lesson presented. A wonderful way to introduce young children to what the Bible has to offer to us all. - Tom

  • Item #: 043275
    ISBN: 9780802833822
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    Can two millennium of the history of Christianity be crammed into 250 pages? Yes it can! Reading through the introduction to this book, the author, Stephen Tomkins who has a Ph. D in Church History, is quick to note that this text is a story book, not a history book. He begins with the three years of Jesusââ‚™ ministry and takes you on a whirlwind ride of entertainingly fresh readings to bring you to the present day. It is definitely a one-of-a-kind book, as I doubt many authors would try to accomplish such a task. While Tomkinsââ‚™ book is easy-to-read and ideal for anyone who has no previous knowledge of this topic, I wouldnââ‚™t recommend it for any deep, note-taking style of study, as Tomkins breezes through many important points in history, often only dedicating a paragraph to a key event or person in history. For those who are just looking for a good, historically accurate, introductory read, that wonââ‚™t put you to sleep ââ‚" this is your book! Pb, 250 pgs. ââ‚" elise
  • Item #: 040298
    ISBN: 9781400321032
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    Most bible story books are geared toward young readers, but children of all ages still enjoy being told a good story. Written for older elementary and middle school students, this book uses the International Children's Bible to provide an authentic retelling of God's message. Beginning with Genesis and ending with the new heaven and Earth described in Revelation, students will learn about the character and glory of God.

    Each of the stories begins with a short introduction and concludes with a concise prayer. Along with the stories are "Going Deeper" activities which incorporates a scriptural reading and "Do it" activity to reinforce the lesson. Let me share from "The Good Samaritan" from Luke 10:25-37. After the one page reading, the prayer focus is thankfulness for blessings we have and for open eyes to see the needs around us. In the Going Deeper section, children are encouraged to read Matthew 5: 43-48 and answer the question "How can you be a good neighbor?" The Do It activity is to "think of something you can do to help a 'neighbor' in need. Collect cans of food for the hungry or shampoo and soap for the homeless shelter."

    An abundance of graphics and a comprehensive index makes this a wonderful resource for pleasure reading or family read aloud. HC. 410 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 057131
    ISBN: 9781584111443
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    Children are never too young to be read to and never too young to begin learning God's Story. The 50 Word Bible tells major events from the Bible using only 50 words. The book is hardcover with 32 beautifully illustrated pages that represent stories from Creation to Ascension. Each one-page illustration with two-word caption sums up the story represented on that page. For example, "Joseph leads" captions a picture of Joseph as his brothers bow down before him; "Blind see" accompanies a picture of Jesus healing a blind person. At the back of the book is a scripture list that tells where you can find the stories in the Bible. What a wonderful, simple introduction to the stories found in God's Word. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064703
    ISBN: 9781576584132
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  • Item #: 036078
    ISBN: 9781584110439
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    In this guide you will learn how to take the lead in choosing your friends, how to be a good friend to others, and why all this is so important. Most importantly you will learn about someone who will be your A.B.F.F (Absolute Best Friend Forever)!

  • Item #: 001484
    ISBN: 9781433685682
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    “Step into the deep, young man,” the first words of this tween devotional urge. This is a collection of 100 devotionals which challenges boys during those crucial transition years and encourages them to make this spiritual journey their own. Each reading highlights a few verses of Scripture followed by a brief explanatory and encouraging passage. On the opposite page is a directed question with a manageable amount of lines for your boy to write a response—encouragement to stay brief and to the point. This is a meaty but digestible examination of living a Christian life filled with personal application. Note: although the intended audience is male, most of the devotionals would seem to apply to either gender. A handy 5” x 7” size. 201 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036079
    ISBN: 9781584110453
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    This guide will help you figure out how to make your relationship the best that it can be! (Don’t be afraid to go through this book with your Mom!)

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  • Item #: 055034
    ISBN: 9781601781901
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    The first time I heard of Lady Jane Grey was when I watched a short film about her at a film festival this year; I'm surprised I hadn't heard of her before. Her story is very inspiring! At only 16 years old, she found herself as Queen of England, in the face of opposition from Mary I ("Bloody Mary"). Two weeks later, Mary had brought 10,000 soldiers into the situation, quickly gained favor with the Navy, and soon deposed Lady Grey. With the population returning to Roman Catholicism to avoid punishment from Mary, Jane had a choice: would she compromise in order to attempt saving her own life, or would she stand and die for the Truth of the Gospel? This is a story every Christian young person ought to know. Photos and paintings illustrate this hardback book; also included is a timeline of Lady Grey's life, a section of extra facts about her, and the text of the letter she wrote to her sister during imprisonment. 62 pgs. –Chad

  • Item #: 011714
    ISBN: 9781584110903
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    This guide helps girls explore and create their one-of-a-kind style, while strengthening their inside character. Through practical tips about hair, makeup, accessories and clothing girls will discover the basics that make up their style: beauty, fashion and character.

  • Item #: 037722
    ISBN: 9781584111511
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    The Christian Girl's Guide to Manners focuses on having a heart filled with grace and respect. Building on these foundational qualities, the book expands upon the subject matter of cyber safety, dressing for godliness, general etiquette, God honoring speech, table manners, organizational skills, and how to be a good guest. The final chapter brings it all together with discussing the traits of a proper princess and includes ideas for a Princess party. 192 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036077
    ISBN: 9781584110354
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    In this book you will learn that being your best doesn’t mean that you have to be beautiful, the most talented, or have lots of friends or money. That is how the world judges success, but God views success in a whole different light. This book will show you how to live out God’s special plan for your life.

  • Item #: 011712
    ISBN: 9781584110675
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  • Item #: 036810
    ISBN: 9781596384460
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    As Christians, understanding the impact of other world religions is vital to our ability to reach out to a lost world with the gospel message. Whether you desire to recognize the influence of other religions in our multi-cultural society or want to prepare your young people to interact with diverse beliefs in the college or work environment, this book will equip you with the foundational knowledge imperative to understanding the biblical message and conflicting belief systems.

    Divided into two sections, this book begins by explaining the six most influential stories of the world that rival the Christian story: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism), Judaism, and Islam. The chapters focus on six main aspects of each religion: the beginning of the story (what they believe about the creation of the world), historical origin, religious writings, beliefs, worship practices, and the point of contact-how Christians can engage followers in conversation. The second section takes a deeper look at the Biblical response to other religions along with a survey of literature from Christian theologians today. Discussion questions and additional resources conclude each chapter. For readers who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the material, additional projects, essays and worldview questions are found in the appendix. This supplemental appendix gives families or Bible study groups an excellent way to engage students in learning to apply and evaluate the material. Other included appendices include online links to religious writings and a guide of helpful information if you would elect to visit a non-Christian worship service. While not a required part of this study, the author believes this experience better prepares us as Christians to share Christ's love. Helpful charts, a comprehensive glossary, and engaging personal stories make this a must-have resource for mission-minded families or for families who want to be able to have an impact in their own neighborhood. PB. 215pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 064713
    ISBN: 9781576582282
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  • Item #: 017309
    ISBN: 9781589977280
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    Growing up, if I was given historical fiction presented in clear language for my age level, I was hooked in a matter of minutes. KidVentures presents four Bible stories in this same manner. Trouble Times Ten features an Israelite boy named Ben who is afraid of water. When Moses tells his family that they need to cross the Red Sea to freedom, will he be able to trust God or will he be left behind? Ruled Out tells the story of Ethan who lives with the people who made it out of Egypt. Moses has been up on Mount Sinai for a while, and the people are starting to change, which scares Ethan. Galen and Goliath tells the story of Galen, a young Philistine who is told to kill a young boy to prove his bravery and loyalty. Trouble comes when Galen must decide if he wants to honor the giant Goliath or the God of the Israelites. The Prophet's Kid tells the story of Ezra, who just wants to have fun. He goes to a meeting he isn't allowed to attend, which lands him in a heap of trouble that even causes someone's life to be at risk!

    All these stories are bound into a 313-page softcover book that includes a parent/teacher guide filled with discussion questions, background information, and learning activities. Great for Bible studies or recreational reading. – Laura