Monday, April 23, 2012

God's Great Covenant Review


Are you looking for a new Bible curriculum?  An in-depth Bible study for your children?  If you would like to teach your children the truly big picture of the Bible, and show them how God has been at work in his people since before creation, you will find God’s Great Covenant to be a unique, surprising, and excellent Bible curriculum.


In God’s Great Covenant, New Testament 1: A Bible Course for Children, you will follow the story of Jesus, the Messiah and King, as He is born and fulfills all God’s promises. 

Featuring 36 weekly chapters, it's divided into four themed units:

I.   Jesus, the Son of Man, as Come...To Live Among His People
II.  Jesus, God's Servant, Has Come...To Proclaim the Good News
III. Jesus, the Messiah, Has Come..To Teach About God's Kingdom
IV. Jesus, the Son of God, Has Come...To Conquer Sin and Death

Each chapter contains:

A memory verse, key facts chart, and fulfillment of prophecy

A story on the chapter's theme

Review worksheet and a “Think About It” question that encourages children to consider how to relate to God in their own lives

But before Unit 1 even begins, the book starts out with six introductory sections:

1. A General Introduction
2. Historical and Political Introduction
3. Chronological Introduction
4. Geographical Introduction
5. Religious Introduction
6. Daily Life Introduction

These were actually very interesting to read and I think most adults will learn a thing or two from reading these sections.

I also received the Teacher's Edition, which contains the entire student text, and provides answer keys and additional information to expand upon the historical, geographical, cultural, and theological concepts introduced in the text.

Lastly, the Audio Files include more than three hours of recordings of the thirty-two stories from the book.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear the voice of Christopher Perrin, the author and co-author of several CAP products{We have Latin for Children A and enjoy listening to him teach on the DVD}

My Thoughts:  To be honest, the first time I opened the student book and started reading, I was a little confused.  It goes right into the six introductory sections without any type of note from the author or suggestions on how to use the book.  I think it would be helpful if the author added one.

Once I got past that though,  and started with Chapter 1, things went fine.  I really like the audio that goes along with the book and highly recommend it.  Christopher Perrin does a good job of narrating the stories and his voice is pleasant to listen to.  The book is filled with an assortment of activities, maps, and helpful charts for the students.

The only other thing that I would recommend is that the student book be spiral bound.  I had a hard time keeping it open and I know that can be frustrating for children.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Classical Academic Press.  God’s Great Covenant, New Testament 1: A Bible Course for Children sells for $26.95 and is recommended for grades 4-6.  The Teacher's Edition is for $29.95 and the Audio Files are 9.95.  You can save 15% and get the whole New Testament Bundle for $56.95. 

My Crewmates are also reviewing God’s Great Covenant, New Testament 1: A Bible Course for Children, so you can check out what they think HERE.


Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own. 


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