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Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press Review

 

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Are you looking for an interactive and fun way to get your kids interested in studying the Bible? If so, look no farther than Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press! Thanks to TOS crew I get to review another great product!

Veritas Press offers several “self-paced” curriculum including history, Bible, and Omnibus (history, theology, & literature from a biblical view). As well as other on-line curriculum, and the VeritasBible.com subscription. (I received the subscription.)

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Veritas Press is an award winning curriculum that found a better way for kids to become excited about learning. It is used by many homeschools and classical Christian education systems.

I love their mission statement! “Restoring Our Culture for Christ…One young heart and mind at a time!” That truly expresses my desire for my kids lives to be Christ centered and the reason that I am so involved in children’s ministries within my denomination. Children are the present and future of our churches and our nation. I have seen many families turned around because of one child having a desire to be at church and from there changing the way they live. The best way to do that is to get kids excited for Christ and teaching them what His word says. That can often be a hard to do when they don’t understand the Bible or during some of the dryer books.

 Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review

That is where Self-Paced Bible comes in! It brings the stories to life through videos that are realistic and fun. My children sometimes get tired of the cartoon Bible stories. At Veritas Press they used real actors in combination with imagination to teach the stories. A great combination!

 

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
I received the VeitasBible.com Subscription which gave me 1 yr access to all three self-paced modules which are Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua, Old Testament 2: Judges to Kings, and New Testament 1: The Gospels.  Also coming soon are Chronicles to Malachi and Acts to Revelation.

This option also allows you to set up multiple children and track individual student progress. A great option for the entire family to use.

 

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Each of the self-paced cources has 128 lessons covering 32 biblical events. They include the interactive teaching, games, & video. Songs are included to help with chronology of events.  The course will help your student/s become familiar with different stories and lessons in the Bible, as well as, memorize names, dates, places, and how God worded in the biblical times. It is more than just reading the pages in a Bible. It brings the stories to life in multi-sensory ways that promote learning in fun and exciting ways.

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Here is the kicker, Each unit is $179. But, you can have a free trial of the VeritasBible.com subscription by clicking here. It is a bit on the expensive side, but to me it is worth the price since it is the most important subject that can be taught. Teaching your kids to have a life long relationship with Christ and learning His word so that they can have a hungry for it.

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Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
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Zonderkidz : Faith Builders Bible – Review

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
I have the privileged to tell you about another awesome product thanks to the TOS Review Crew. I love any product that gets kids excited and interested in learning God’s word. The Faith Builders Bible from Zonderkidz does just that.

 

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
If you are like me, I had never heard of the Zondervan company let alone know that they have such a great abundance of children’s material in their Zonderkidz section.

They have many different Bible translations and themed Bible’s. I saw a Veggietales Bible, Big Dreams Big Prayers Bible,  and The Adventure Bible to name a few.

I also found some really good Bible based story books for the young members of the family clear up to teen aged members. There are some larger chapter books that looked interesting too.

Find out more about Zonderkidz by visiting their website or following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
The actual product that I received to review is the Faith Builders Bible. I was so excited to get my hands on this and check it out. I had a little tom boy who needed a new Bible and this was sure to be a good fit. Turns out it was a GREAT fit!

The Bible itself is great quality of printing and construction. It has a durable hard cover which is a must for a rough and tumble kids Bible. The illustration is high quality, fun, and attention getting. Even better the price is right at only $24.99. I’ve paid much more for a Bible with less of a cool factor. haha

The Faith Builders Bible is a New International Reader’s Version, which is a version of the traditional NIV only it is more suited for beginning readers. It is also printed in a very readable font size.

Here are some things I really like about this Bible…

Right off the bat there is useful information that is broken down in kid language and images to help your child become familiar with how the Bible is laid out.

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Followed by activities to help with Bible memory!

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
Now I’ll jump to the back for a second. In the back of the Bible is a reference to many of the main Bible stories that your child will most likely know. This is a great way to teach how to find a story in the Bible.

Now to my favorite part!

This Bible includes 24 full colored pages of illustrations and devotions.

Here is an example of two:

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Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

We just happen to be in the middle of our Bible quizzing season and are studying the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. One of the stories covered was the story of Samson. This was a great way for my littlest to put the story into picture by using the illustrated page. You can also encourage children to build the stories that don’t have pictures.

I also found another little help page with the ABCs of Salvation. I was so excited to see this! It is not only a help for the child to come to know the Lord, but also to help them lead their peers to knowing him!

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Across the board, this Bible gets not only gets my stamp of approval but also my youngest daughters! She has been proud to carry it to church every Sunday since we received it and it has helped her get interested in learning more about the Bible and all the POWER it holds! That is the real gift no matter what Bible translation or theme you choose!

Find out more about this product and what other TOS reviewers had to say about it on the blog by clicking below.

 

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Teaching Kids to Pray

 

 

One important aspect of the Christian life is Prayer. So often we begin to teach our kids to pray at an early age by reciting poems and rhymes before meals and bed. But then we drop the ball and never develop or foster the growth of a real prayer life.

Today I am going to share how we try to help our children become real prayer warriors for others and themselves, as well as going to God for some quiet time of reflection and thanksgiving.

Five Finger Prayer

The first idea that I will share is to help them learn why and how to pray. We use the “Five Finger Prayer” model to help them remember how to pray.

Five Finger Prayer

 

The idea is simple. You start at your thumb praying for family and friends. Next, the index finger for those who teach or are in authority positions. The middle finger is for our country, town, and government. The ring finger reminds us to pray for those who are sick and in need. Finally, the smallest finger, (the pinky) is for ourselves.

Praying in Color

We also like the “Praying in Color” prayer method. Basically, this is doodling prayer. To keep little minds focused they doodle and attach a prayer need or thought with each doodle. When they are done decorating and designing that shape they move to another need or thought.

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Where to Pray

We have set up a special quiet place for the kids to go and pray. Only one child can occupy the space at a time. It is in a room free from distractions and noise.

prayer space

There is a small table with different items that will lead the children through a special quiet time with our Lord. Small battery candles for the littles and real candles for the bigger children help to make this time a special quiet time.

prayer table top

 

Picture cards help the children to recall and focus on all the areas that God has provided for us. We switch the cards and items (such as the nails) with the seasons. During Advent a small nativity is placed to remind them to be thankful for His coming. During Lent, nails, thorns, or other prayer cards are added.

Children’s devotional books are on the lower shelf and of course a Bible. We like A Child Training Bible.

The sticky notes allow them to write or draw a special request for the family faith board. This helps the whole family unite in prayer for a concern or request that they may have. The bulletin board is hung over the prayer station.

family faith board

 

Each child is encouraged to spend some part of their day in the prayer area. The hope is that we can teach them to rely on God during the hard and scary times and also to praise Him in the good. No matter how your day is going or what may be happening around us, we need prayer to carry us through it!