Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Recommended Resource: The Story of a Kingdom

I have just been notified of another excellent website that seeks to explain the Bible by walking through the storyline; it's called The Story of a Kingdom. The niche of this particular site is its orientation towards a simple and understandable presentation of the Biblical storyline with a view in particular towards those who have English as a second language. Available on the site are three resources available for pdf download: (1) The Story of a Kingdom, a study guide that walks through the Biblical story including questions, diagrams, etc. useful for group of personal study; (2) The Story of a Kingdom book, a shortened version of the study guide written to read more like a book; and (3) a Powerpoint presentation that overviews the entire curriculum.

Although I have not read the materials extensively, my initial examination reveals an excellent resource. The author is Jonathan Gibson, one of the editors of the Beginning with Moses website I have previously mentioned. I look forward to digging deeper into this resource and trust it will be helpful to others as well. I have now added a link to this site on the sidebar to the right.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is also a great resource for teaching children. I led my 3 elementary age children through it, and they seemed to love it. They also learned a great deal from it.

I really enjoy your blog. Keep Writing!

Matt Harmon said...

Anonymous,

That sounds like a terrific idea. I've got an 8 yr old and a 5 yr old, and I think when my hard copy of this arrives from Australia I'll try it with my kids.

I'm curious if you have any other thoughts on using it with your kids that I might learn from.

Anonymous said...

Matt,
The first thing I did in preparation for each chapter was paste all of the Bible verses from www.biblegateway.com onto a word document so each of my kids could take turns reading the Bible verses. A lot of the times I split up the chapters into a couple lesson. Some of the chapters were a little long for my kids. It didn't take long for my kids to memorize the main principles of the of Story of a Kingdom.

I hope this helps a little.

Steve