The Bible: the Big Story addresses the challenge of teaching the Bible in a dynamic, coherent, and relevant way for 11 – 14s, providing a comprehensive resource for Christian education. It comprises lesson outlines for teachers, varied learning activities, photocopiable resource pages, assessment ideas, and stimulating original artworks, all tailored to engage young minds in understanding Christian principles.
The Bible: the Big Story specifically explores a Christian understanding of the big story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, Creation to New Creation, making it an ideal resource for Christian educators. The course pairs nine Old Testament concepts with their equivalent fulfillment in the New Testament, fostering a deep connection to Christian teachings. These concepts include creation, Fall, sin, forgiveness, sacrifice, justice, exile, and Messiah, weaving together the fundamental elements of Christianity in an accessible manner for young learners.
Each concept is thoughtfully illustrated with a key story or text, aligning with Christian teachings, and complemented by stunning artwork that adds a visual dimension to the learning experience. This approach helps make the Bible’s teachings more relatable and engaging for students.
The course structure allows for flexibility, as it can be taught in 18 lessons, or pairs of concepts can be selected to support other themes, accommodating various teaching styles and curriculum needs. The inclusive approach ensures that educators can tailor the material to meet the specific requirements of their Christian education programs.
For further convenience, an accompanying CD-ROM is included, featuring copies of all the artworks, student resource sheets, and additional support materials. This comprehensive resource equips educators with the tools they need to effectively teach the Christian narrative, making it a valuable asset for any curriculum focused on imparting Christian values and beliefs.