Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Resurrection Bible Study Review AND GIVEAWAY from Grapevine Bible Studies!

Grapevine Bible Studies - Resurrection Bible Study












Looking for a Bible study to STICK in your children's minds that utilizes drawing, but without being Rembrandt to lead? Well, STICK around and check out Grapevine studies!

What's the secret?

It's STICK FIGURES!!!

Stick figures and the Bible? Isn't that sort of silly?

Grapevine Studies Mission Statement
"Our mission at Grapevine Studies is to provide believers with the tools they need to know God's Word and disciple others.

With our teaching method and Bible studies, parents and teachers can effectively disciple their children and students so that they are equipped to reach the world with the truth of the Gospel."

Grapevine Bible Studies - Resurrection Bible Study
I had the privilege of reviewing The Resurrection with my 8, 10 and 13 year olds.  My younger two love art - but for my oldest,  it's a spectator sport.  Since he does enjoy reading the Word, he was 'ok' with participating with his siblings.


The Resurrection is a multi-level study (for ages 7+) which concentrates on the events from the Last Supper to the Ascension of Jesus Christ.  It begins by teaching a timeline of events where the student (or teacher) reads specific Bible passages and draws "the scene" using stick figures to illustrate what's just been read.  To further test comprehension, review questions are given at the end of each lesson.  The application of each lesson is left up to the teacher* AND each lesson includes a Bible memory verse.  


(* The Teacher/Parent is also able to explain specific doctrines as they arise within a lesson.)


Included within the Teacher's Manual is a suggested schedule and step by step instructions on HOW to Teach this study.  The ultimate goal is retention and spiritual impact on young hearts.


We LOVED this study!  It was a lot of fun for me because it removed the stigma of the teacher needing to be 'perfect'.  I loved that the drawings were so easy to do and it gave us all an enjoyable devotional/study time together.  The kids loved it because not only was it fun and interactive, but they learned key Biblical points without unnecessary stress and busy work.  Even my 'side-line artist' was well able to participate AND enjoy it as well.



Upon diving into Lesson 1, we revisited the Last Supper with its' key points of :  The Evil Plan, Passover Preparations, The Last Supper, Jesus Washed Feet, An Example of a Servant, Judas Identified, The Bread, and The Cup.  Each of these sections had at least one corresponding bible verse as well.  After reading the verse, the parent reads the "Discuss" section and then draws the scene (preferably on a white board).  The students then copy the drawing onto their paper.  Each lesson has 8 of these sections PLUS review questions at the end.  Starting in the second lesson, the last three characters of the timeline are reviewed at the beginning of each new lesson.


My children got a charge out of my drawings and I got a charge out of their interpretation of my drawings as it translated to their pages.  It was reassuring to know that eventhough I lack artistic talent, my children were learning these key events around The Last Supper!
My children got a charge out of my drawings and I got a charge out of their interpretation of my drawings as it translated to their pages.  It was reassuring to know that eventhough I lack artistic talent, my children were learning these key events around The Last Supper!


I can see this study being used in a co-op setting or in the home.  We used this as our morning devotional time and it was such a fabulous way to start the day!  We also found for us it's best to break up the work over at least 2 days per lesson.

Whether you are a Bible veteran, or neophyte, I whole heatedly recommend Grapevine Bible Studies for your family!




AND - I have a copy of The Teacher and Student Resurrection Study to give away! The blessed winner will have a choice between an ebook copy OR physical copy. Winner will be drawn on 3/21/12 and notified via email.





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Disclaimer:  I received these items free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

4 comments:

  1. This looks like an absolutely amazing family Bible study! I am definitely checking it out :).

    I don't know what my favorite Bible book is though...I love Matthew, with the Sermon on the Mount, and the Beattitudes, the Great Commission, and Jesus' life, but I love Proverbs too, especially chapter 31, and I'm growing to love 1st and 2nd Timothy (especially 2nd) after reading them 14 or 15 times for a class I'm taking!

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  2. My favorite book of the bible is Romans.

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  3. I would love to win this study as we are new to Grapevine and love it so far...we're doing Joseph! My favorite book of the Bible is a toss-up between Nehemiah and Philippians. And my favorite Bible verse is not from either of those books but from Isaiah 41:10...lol

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  4. This looks really interesting. I'm not entirely happy with what we're using for Bible study now and I think I'd like to try this. My girls really love drawing and they do summary pictures for history lessons already. This seems like a natural fit for us. Is leaving a comment my entry? :^)

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