Using this as a bible study for my homeschooled children & we all LOVE it! We will get more from this series when we complete this book. There is a cute story line that goes along with the scripture & ties it all together for the kids on a level they can understand. Every day there is scripture so the kids are learning to look up verses & to read /learn/study for themselves. Very solid & true to the Bible, that's hard to come by!!
"Digging Up The Past" is a Bible study of Genesis chapter 3 through 11 for tweens (ages 9 to 12). It has an archeology theme with an story involving Max and Molly running throughout. The child reads a chapter in Genesis (which is provided in the back of the book with plenty of space for marking important things) and then goes through a series of questions and puzzles that lead them to think over the important things that happen in that chapter. The authors also tied in related New Testament verses.
I thought the questions brought out good points, and I liked that the focus remained on discovering what the Bible says. The word scrambles, word finds, mazes, crosswords (with the word found by looking up a verse), and other puzzles were fun (even for me, an adult!). I think the skill level needed to solve the puzzles was just right for the age range, but I no longer have anyone that age to test this book on. The answers to the puzzles were in the back of the book.
The authors' treat Genesis 3-11 as an accurate record of historical events that really happened. Overall, I'd recommend this children's Bible study. I think it's one that children will actually enjoy doing, and I appreciate that they didn't lessen how much was learned in the process of making it fun.
Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt hit another homerun with this book! My children absolutly love the entire series And they are learning their bible in profound ways! There are NO BETTER bible study books on the market.