Q: How many lessons are included in the book? How long will it take a family to go through Old Story New?
There are 78 weeks of devotions. That is a year and a half of Bible Study for your family. When you combine Old Story New with our Old Testament devotional, Long Story Short, you get three years of family devotions, taking you from Genesis all the way through to Revelation.
Q: What makes this devotional different than others available? Are there many resources out there for entire families?
There simply are not many devotionals out there that help your family study the Bible together. What makes Old Story New special is its gospel emphasis. Every story is connected to the Gospel every week.
Q: Can Old Story New be used by families who have children of all different ages? Can everyone really benefit from doing the devotional together in only 10 minutes?
Old Story New simply helps you share the Bible with your family. The Bible is a book for all ages. Once your children hit their grade school years, it is time to help them study the scriptures. If you have older children, get them involved in helping you lead the morning devotions or helping their younger brothers and sisters by feeding them the answers to the questions.
If you have a younger preschooler, they are not going to get all the theology but remember, the Bible is a book of stories and younger children love stories. Let them play nearby on a rug or in their high chair. You will be surprised at how much they pick up.
When you combine, the Old Testament Long Story Short and New Testament Old Story New devotionals, you get three years of family devotions If you had a five year old when you started, they will be eight and ready to begin the books all over again. Think of the program as a ready-made way to take your family through the Bible again and again.
Q: What other resources are available in the Gospel Story for Kids series? How does Old Story New coordinate with the companion children’s ministry curriculum you wrote?
Old Story New follows the Gospel Story New Testament curriculum story for story. That means you get to follow up at home with the lesson your child’s Sunday school teacher presented at church!
I have found that parents want to teach their children the Bible. Their biggest problem is that they just don’t know where to begin. Old Story New gives them the tool they need to make it easy. And, all the children, no matter what their age, study the same Bible story in the Gospel Story curriculum. That means parents only need to do one thing. No more take home sheets to get lost on the floor of your minivan. Everything you need to follow up for all your children is all together in Old Story New.