A lone rebel slays an evil king. A woman kills an enemy commander with an iron peg. A man betrays his friend for a handful of coins. Are these stories really in the Bible? Designed for middle schoolers, 13 sessions empower students to make God-honoring choices when they face "PG-13" challenges. Includes interactive DVD. 176 pages, softcover from Standard.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Standard Publishing Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 X 0.400 (inches) ISBN: 0784724008 ISBN-13: 9780784724002 Availability: In Stock
Dark and Disturbing Stories from the Bible draws middle schoolers into Bible events that will have them asking, "Is that really in the Bible?" The 13 sessions will arrest their attention and get them to dig into issues that have been around since Bible timesthe same kinds of issues your students are facing:
• the lure of popularity • arrogance • murder and violence • suicide • pain and suffering • and more!
Use Dark and Disturbing Stories from the Bible to empower students to make God-honoring choices when they face PG-13 challenges!
Director's Commentarycatch the key ideas of the lesson and the background of the Bible story Interactive DVDshow a clip that speaks your teens' language and gets them talking Previewuse a drama, role play, icebreaker game, or hands-on project to lead into lively discussion of a modern-day dilemma that echoes the Bible story Feature Presentationhave your students read and discuss Scripture using the "Outtakes" handout and your personalized group journal to examine the tough choices people made and the consequences they faced Critic's Cornerwrap up by reinforcing the POV (point of view) through deep discussion, a fun team-building activity, and prayer
Together, Mary Grace Becker and Susan Martins Miller have more than twenty years of experience developing products for church ministry. They first collaborated on a developmentally based three-year curriculum that launched in 2001. Since that time Mary Grace and Susan have worked together to shape and edit the work of many other writers of materials for ministry to children and youth, including the Acquire The Fire magazine curriculum. Their award-winning programs have been used in an estimated 3,500 churches.