We have hit our winter break for school work, and I’ve gone into major planning mode for all areas of my life. That means, I’ve started looking at my Sunday School plans for January, and I want to freshen up my hands-on lessons for the new year and to get my brain thinking I’m looking at my friend Anne Marie’s book.
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When we teach the Bible it needs to be practical.
I’ve been complaining to my husband a lot recently because I’ve seen a lot of lessons for kids that are busywork. It teaches them the Bible has nothing to offer them because it’s just silly games and busywork.
I have long enjoyed reading Anne Marie’s blog because she makes practical lessons that explain WHY we study the Bible. Each lesson takes a Bible story and explains how it applies to our life.
She’s taken all of that expertise and turned it into a book. A super practical book that gives you 20 lessons to immediately take and use with your family for family discipleship or to take to your Sunday School class.
Not a single one of her lessons has you doing busy work.
When we teach the Bible it needs to relate to their lives
The Bible is not just facts and fun stories. It’s a practical book with advice on how to live our lives. Unfortunately, too many lessons for kids teach the Bible as fun stories or as facts.
Even worse, some treat the Bible as boring. That particular group always makes me wonder if they have really read the Bible.
In Walk This Way, Anne Marie treats the Bible as fun and relevant. At the end of each lesson is how this relates to us. I love that. One of my end goals is to always bring the lesson back to them, how does this change the way they should live.
Pick up your own copy of Walk This Way
I ordered mine before it was officially released (that’s one of the perks of knowing the author, we’ve been talking about it for a while, and so I got mine a few days early). But, you can get your copy of Walk This Way* off of Amazon. I’m sure you’ll see it popping up as a resource in my Bible lessons from time to time, and I’ll be slowly adding it in to old posts as I go back and fiddle with them when I reteach that lesson.