When it comes to what subject holds the highest priority with this Christian homeschooling family, none can compete with the Bible. Long ago, my husband and I determined that Christ would be preeminent in not only our individual lives and our family structure but also in the education of our children. To know God and to learn from His Word is the number one goal of home discipleship. Second to that would be to get a solid, biblical education. The reason, however, might surprise some. It is not so that my children will be successful in life. The reason we aspire to attain a good education for my children is so that God receives glory in all that we do, to be a living testimony of Christ, and to further the kingdom of God through our work here on earth.
As a reviewer, I am perhaps the hardest on Bible Curriculums. The reason is because you are dealing with the precious Word of God. To take that carelessly or out of context in my mind is a serious matter that should not be treated lightly. I have high expectations for those who will attempt to expound on the Word of God.
I was given the opportunity to review a high school Bible curriculum by Positive Action for Christ called The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John. From the moment I saw it, I loved this product! I received a Teacher’s manual that included teaching strategies, background information, quizzes, test, transparencies disk, and other supplemental material. I also received a beautifully illustrated, full color student book with activities, lessons, and thought provoking study questions.
The Life of Christ puts the reader in Israel with Jesus during the years AD 29-32. You learn about customs, geography, and dates. “We point out the seasons of the year, the time of day, and even the weather to help the students relive those exciting days when Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, walked the earth and ministered to the people in Israel,” (taken from the teacher’s forward). All of this makes the story of Jesus alive in the hearts and minds of the students. Going through this study you cannot help but relate to Christ as a visible and personal Saviour. It is clear that Positive Action for Christ desires to present the Lord as more than a mere historical fact.
We want the students to achieve the following objectives:
- To see His brilliance
- To know His compassion
- To thrill at His courage and power
- To weep over His death
- To rejoice in His resurrection
They sum it up in their mission statement. Positive Action exists to equip Bible teachers to magnify the majesty of God. (Christian parents, you are called of God to be your child’s Bible teacher. The responsibility falls to you, not to a school, homeschool co-op, or even the church. All of these can be good but they should supplement what you are already teaching in the home.)
As a homeschool curriculum I highly recommend this study. Positive Action for Christ has online lesson samples for you to download and view.
They also have Bible curriculum for every age group which is something this family will be looking into when we complete The Life of Christ. One of the beauties of homeschooling is the versatility. While this curriculum targets 9-12 grades it can easily be adapted to use as a family devotional.
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Disclaimer: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew, I received the Life Of Christ in exchange for an honest product review. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.