I bought this for my 10-11 y.o. ds for his Bible class this school year in our homeschool. It has been everything I hoped to have in a Bible curriculum. The chapter titles clearly detail the study. The narrative style, appropriate stories, subtopics, and the worldview studies have all been excellent. There is plenty of Scripture covered in each chapter, which includes the "Hide it in Your Heart" feature. My favorite feature is the Worldview study at the end of each chapter. The topics are appropriate for the age level, but very thorough! We are tackling worldview materials that most curriculum never cover. I like having both a Bible study and Worldview study in one book. I look forward to continuing these studies. Not the same old Bible stories material at all! There are deep truths in this material.
As a teacher and a homeschooling Mom, I can truly recommend this series. Both my son and myself thoroughly enjoyed this study. The text brought up worldviews and challenged our thinking in a straightforward way. This study is biblically based and allows the reader to compare his/her beliefs to whom God is and what He has done for us. The inter-active journal is also a fantastic resource, though you need to plan a good amount of time to insure it is completed. (we used it for a writing grade in addition to other writing assignments) The journal allows for drawing, creating of mini books, etc. and our son chose to use the Praise Report as an opportunity for song writing! Thank you to all who created this! God Bless.
I bought this for my 6th grade daughter for our homeschool Bible curriculum this year. We love it! It is her favorite subject! I wasn't sure about getting the journal, but I am very glad I did. She loves the activities in it, and it has a very handy outline at the beginning which separates it into lesson plans. I would highly recommend both if you are homeschooling. High quality as well as solid, Biblical teaching.
I had high hopes for this curriculum after reading reviews here. I had planned to use it as a daily Bible curriculum for my kids. My issue with the curriculum is that it is very difficult to figure out how to divide this up for daily use. The way the chapters are organized made it tough to do just the right amount/day. It would have felt too heavy on some days. It was just too much prep work for me to work this out for a 175 day school year. I'm not going to use it and have found another option for my kids.