Years of reader evaluations yield a record of overwhelming positive teaching results. Teachers agree that The New International Lesson Annual gets highest marks for helping Christian educators in the classroom, making Scripture understandable or intelligible, relating Scripture to contemporary living, and challenging students to respond with positive life-changing actions. Based on the Bible study foundations of Americas leading ecumenical Bible educators and editors in the venerable Committee on Uniform Series.
Easy-to-use design with tint boxes, thumb index, goals for learners, and a key-word pronunciation guide
Easy-on-the-eyes clear type
The only lesson commentary with popular easy-to-understand NRSV and CEB translations (Combined with your own King James Bible, NIV, or any other Bible translation, you have a multiversion parallel.) [Karla, multi- forms a closed compound]
Eight pages of Bible background, interpretation, and step-by-step lesson plans keyed to learner goals for each lesson make lesson preparation thorough without requiring difficult and tedious research
In-depth quarterly teacher enrichment articles and Bible background covering both the big picture and close-up views. Complete index to background Scriptures and occasional additional helps such as maps, charts, and timelines
Faith in Action section gives ideas for placing faith concepts of the lessons into action
Preparing Our Hearts section with Bible reading and reflection questions for the teachers personal spiritual growth
Continue the Journey section includes ideas for prayer, learner preparation for next weeks session, activities the learners can do during the coming week to live out what they have learned, and a suggested closing hymn and benediction
Edited by one of the nation's leading Christian educators, Dr. Nan Duerling
Nan Duerling holds a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Towson State University, a masters in education and curriculum development from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in literature from American University. Nan is formerly an adjunct faculty member of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, she has written youth and adult curriculum for several denominations. She has been general editor of The New International Lesson Annual since 1995. Nan's hometown is Cambridge, Maryland .
David Kalas is pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Wisconsin David is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary of Virginia. David served in youth and pastoral ministries in Ohio and Virginia before returning to Wisconsin in 1996. David was a contributing author to Sermons on the Gospel Readings and authored Savior on a Cross Lent 2005. He and his wife, Karen, have two young daughters, Angela and Lydia.
John Indermark is a writer and retired U.C.C. minister. He is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently The Greatest of These and Advent A to Z (co-authored with Sharon Harding). John also writes for several curriculum resources, including Feasting on the Word and New International Lesson Annual. John and his wife Judy now spend summers in Washington state and the remainder of the year in Tucson, Arizona.