Recently, we’ve been on the hunt for new Sunday School curriculum. A few years back, we went to an church-wide curriculum program with The Story and it was met with rave reviews. After The Story, we gave LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum a try. It’s pretty safe to say that one tanked. People couldn’t really connect to the material and discussions were seriously stifled. Thus, we’re on the hunt again for Sunday School curriculum. People loved the concept of The Story and systematically working through the Bible, but their only complaint was that it was too fast. In one week, we might blow through Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy and people wanted to really dwell with God’s Word a bit.
Our Sunday School coordinator discovered the The Be Series by Warren W. Wiersbe and decided to take a closer look. The kind folks over at David C. Cook sent us over both Be Decisive (Jeremiah) and Be Joyful: Philippians to read through. My husband quickly snatched up the Jeremiah books and I settled in with Philippians.
The great thing about this series is that it can stand alone (the Philippians Bible Study book runs about $8) or you can pair it with the commentary by the same author. Then, once you are done with the study you still have a wonderful set of commentaries for the future.
My husband has been really enjoying the Jeremiah set of books and I frequently hear him referring to lessons he’s learned and ways he has applied the Scripture to his own life. As for me, the Philippians set of books has brought a fresh perspective of Paul’s life and journey and the importance of the single mind (focused on Christ) as our source of joy.
As for Sunday School, we’ve settled in on starting with Be Right (Romans): How to Be Right with God, Yourself, and Others, which I’m thrilled about. Romans has been a pivotal book in my life already and I’m eager to dive deep into it with my class.
This is a sponsored post. I received the above mentioned books for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.