We’ve been using some Cool Bible Tools in our weekly Kids’ Club as we study Discipleland’s “How to Use My Bible” unit (by the way, have you checked out the free curriculum give-away yet?). One cool tool I discovered at our local library was the Veggie Bible Atlapedia. Packed with great information and colorful pictures, it would be a great addition to any Children’s Ministry Leader or parent’s bookshelf. Here’s some of the great features:
Books of the Bible
This section provides a concise summary of each book in the Bible, complete with key scripture, major events, and how it fits in with the books around it. A great way to get an overview of a book before studying it. It would also help kids get familiar with the overall picture of the Bible.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get so bogged down in the details of the the Scripture that it’s hard to see “The Big Picture” of God’s Redemptive work. This section of the Altapedia provides a fun timeline to help fit all the pieces together. Very useful Bible tool!
People of the Bible
The Books of the Bible section didn’t cover every single person in each book (only the major characters), so this section is great for filling in the particulars. Listed alphabetically, people from the Bible are easy to locate. The Scripture listed along with each name gives kids a chance to get the full scoop and see where each person fits in the bigger story. Descriptions are succinct, complete and easy to understand.
There’s nothing like diving into the details of a culture to make it come alive. In this section, not only are things like family life and customs explained but ideas are given for fun crafts and hands-on projects such as “Make Your Own Fishing Net” and “Make Your Own Matzo Bread”.
The final section of this book is great for geography lovers. It includes maps of the Israelites wandering through the desert, the Bible lands, Jesus’ ministry, and more.
Worth the Investment
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