This past summer at a homeschool convention, I was introduced to the Bible
Study Guide for All Ages. Immediately, the title of the program jumped out at me. I like to study the Bible with my children, and we really do have all ages in our home.
Many homeschoolers are educating more than one child, and it can be tricky at times to cater to the needs of several ages. Bible
Study Guide for All Ages sets out to bridge the gaps, and it succeeds.
First of all, the program covers the entire Bible, in depth, in four years.
Both the Old and the New Testaments are covered each year, allowing the student
to study part of Jesus' life yearly. The 461 lessons are broken down into
the following units, or years:
Unit One (Lessons 1-104) covers Joseph, Daniel, Jesus' early life and 1st year of ministry, Adam, Noah, Job, Moses to Exodus 20, Joshua, and Jesus' last
Unit Two (Lessons 105-208) covers Jesus' crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension, Peter, The Early Church, Acts 1-8, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David (2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, Psalms), Solomon to the end of 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3
John, Jude (non-Pauline letters), and Revelation.
Unit Three (Lessons 209-312) covers Moses (Exodus 21 through Leviticus), Numbers,
Deuteronomy, Hebrews, Jesus' 2nd year of ministry, Paul's conversion, Paul's
1st and 2nd journeys (Acts 9:18-22), 1 and 2Thessalonians, Judges, Ruth, Samuel
and Saul, 1 Samuel.
Unit Four (Lessons 313-416) covers Jesus' 3rd year of ministry, Paul's 3rd journey, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, 1 & 2
Timothy, Titus, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah,
Zephaniah, Nahum, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Ezra,
Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, Nehemiah, and Malachi.
Bible Study Guide for All Ages is divided into three levels: Beginner
(Ages 3- Kindergarten), Intermediate (Grades 1-3), and Advanced (Grades 4-6).
There are several extras available for each level, enhancing the student pages:
- Non-readers have a picture timeline that includes 28 full-color,
8½" x 11" pictures
with one question about each picture. The picture
timeline teaches young students one simple
fact about major Bible people and events.
wall maps and timeline attach to the
wall and allow older students to add
the full-color, removable pictures and
names, helping students to put the current
lesson in the context of the overall
story of the Bible. Students can remove
and reapply the pictures and names over
- Bible Book Summary Cards are 11" x 14" posters
with one or more pictures on the front that represent
the main content or message of a Bible book. On the back, a brief
description explains each picture. The back side
also includes questions that the teacher can ask
when reviewing the cards. The Bible Book Summary
Cards can also be colored.
- A 2-CD set contains
91 a cappella songs including memory work songs and every children's
song suggested in the Teacher's
Guide for each lesson.
All of the above
products are wonderful extras created to enhance your
study of the Bible using the Bible
Study Guide for All Ages,
but they are not necessary to
utilize the program. What you
will need are the student pages
(sold for 5.95 per lesson set--there
are four lesson sets per unit,
or year) and the teacher's guide (sold for 29.95).
The student pages include an interactive
Bible lesson, long and short-term review
drills, memory work, maps, a timeline,
and engaging application activities.
The teachers guide (you'll
only need one unit per year)
contains the 104 lessons with
story visuals, drills, memory
work visuals, study helps, and
The possibilities for utilizing
the Bible Study Guide for
All Ages are exciting. Not
only can it be used during the
homeschool day, it would also
fit quite nicely in a family
worship or devotional setting,
as a Sunday School curriculum,
or in an age-integrated Bible
class. However you choose to
use the Bible
Study Guide for All Ages,
you will be giving your children
an incredible gift that will
take them far into the future
as they grow to study and love
Word for themselves.