Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful resource. I've got mine on a 4-page layout, printed as a booklet (1 page, front and back), folded and put in my Bible.I love BTS software almost as much as I love the Bible.
Are you hesitant towards buying yet another bible reading program, or you have bought in the past a program and use it for a few weeks and then it goes by the wayside? Think again on this one! Balancing the Sword is easy to use and keeps you on task. You read the passage from the Bible for that day, depending on what parameters you have set for your reading program (free software comes with this program for you to decide how and when you want to work through the Bible), and then daily you open your bible and read following your reading schedule. BTS has cross-referenced everything you will be reading, so you can dig in as deep as you like while reading the passages for that day! I have my children listen while I or my husband reads the Bible and then we ask the questions for that chapter and write the children's replies in the blanks. This keeps the children focused while you read, because they know they will be asked questions about what was just read. There are not a large amount of questions either. We have written our answers directly into the BTS hardcover book so that in the years to come as we repeatedly go through the Bible, we will have the answers the children gave when they were younger. It should be interesting to watch their answers mature as they do! This is the first program we have purchased that has made us stay on task with reading through the Bible. We set our reading program for a 2 year study. With younger children we thought it best to slow down and make sure the children understand. We have really had some interesting conversations sparked by what we have read in the Bible. Some of the conversations would never have happened if we hadn't been reading through the Bible. So thank you BTS, great job!
I was tired of all those individual little books on the Bible and was looking for one comprehensive workbook. Well in Balancing the Sword I found two!!These books are pure delight in their scope. Two 600 page hardback books full of illustrations, charts and questions that are objective taken right from the Bible. If your looking for a good coursebook don't look any farther.
BTS is a wonderful tool for Bible study! These books can be used alone or in conjunction with other Bible reading plans. Both volumes cover the entire old and new testaments. It's like having a giant hardcover workbook with the Bible as the textbook. The first volume asks basic factual questions while the second volume tends to dig deeper by asking more thought provoking questions. The historical info adds a really nice touch. The drawings are beautiful and the quotes are also great. The only drawback is the limited amount of space to answer questions if you want to write in the book. However, there is ample space for note taking. For younger children it's OK to just discuss the questions but you may want individual copies for older children to take their own notes.This book is good for every stage of Christian development; from new believers to more seasoned saints.The format is very simple yet quite comprehensive. It encourages bible study line by line. Read the preface.Worth buying!!!