Part of the Quest series of the Explorer's Bible
Study company, The
Only True God... Knowing the God of the Bible is a 30-week
Bible study aimed at Jr. and Sr. High students. The consumable
workbook starts out with a note to parents and teachers, a note
to the students themselves, and an introduction of the topic.
The format of the daily lessons is explained and hints and suggestions,
such as keeping a Bible journal and to pray as they study, are
offered as well.
Each lesson is broken down into five days, with day one always
including a review of what was previously learned. Throughout the
week, there are memory verses, daily questions, and lesson notes.
One of the sessions focuses on personal application, although the
day varies. Day five ends with the student reading prepared notes
about the lesson. That text includes vocabulary, explanations of
why certain things were studied or referenced in that particular
lesson, and a general summary of the week. Lesson 30, the "final
exam," so to speak, is a fill-in-the-blank review of the entire
book. Once completed, the soft-covered book is a keepsake reference
book for years to come.
As the name indicates, the specific topic of this volume is getting
to know the God of the Bible. With so much emphasis in the world
today about individual choices and customized this and that, learning
about and getting to know The Only True God in a personal
way can be challenging especially for our youth. This Bible study
guides the student through Scripture and prayer to find out who
God is, what He has done, and what He promises to do. The learner
will be introduced to and examine an attribute of God in Genesis,
then that quality will be referenced in another important Old Testament
event, and, finally, that characteristic will be shown in the life
of God the Son.
The Only True God...Knowing the God of the Bible is set
up for individual study to last through a school year, but could
be used accommodate a small group as well. This book is aimed at
middle through high schoolers, and adults would certainly benefit
from it as well.
As our kids grow into young adults, I believe it's important for
them to take more ownership of their education, perhaps especially
so with their Bible studies. Because students work in the book
five days a week for an entire school year, the consistent habits
built should help to establish the healthy, lifelong habits of
opening their Bibles every day, asking God what He wants them to
learn, and deepening their relationship with the God of the Bible.
Because we have four kids, we often choose curricula that we can
use over and over. That's not really an option with this workbook.
However, because of the impact that this study could have on my
kids, I will gladly purchase one for each of them.
This Bible study piqued my interest in the Explorer's Bible Study
company and their offerings for other age groups. I was delighted
to find a range of appropriate studies for my other, younger children
as well as material for adults. I look forward to our entire family
growing in our relationships with God and each other through these