DISCLAIMER. I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
Have you ever wondered what makes up a book of the bible? What the important themes or verses might be? Have you ever engaged in bible study and found yourself wondering… what is the context around these verses? Teach Sunday School has created Bible Breakdowns to help you. These are sheets that walk you through every book of the bible highlighting every section of the book and then pointing out the most popular verses.
Bonus Material Included!
Before I get too far into this review, let me tell you about this bonus material I received.
A Bible Reading Checklist! Since doing the review for Danika Cooley’s book we’ve been reading the bible as a family. And look now! I have a checklist that I can edit online showing how far we have come! Thanks Teach Sunday School! This bonus will come in handy!
Learning the basics about Bible Breakdowns.
Bible Breakdowns was created to help people doing bible study to look at the passage in context. Not just random verses, but seeing these verses within the greater context of the history and bible period they were written. Sometimes it’s easier to not look for context when doing bible study, so Teach Sunday School wants to give people a leg up, a bit of a boost on their journey. These bible pages are there as an assistive tool for for bible study you do. Each overview gives a bird’s-eye view of one book in the Bible.
What exactly do you get in Teach Sunday School’s most recent offering?
You will find one page for each book of the bible, each in the order that it appears. Both Old and New Testament books are served, with a table of contents for each time period.
Each page is laid out in the same manner. With an overview provided along with a breakdown of the book as well as the most popular verses. More on these sections continue below.
The overview starts off each book of the bible breakdown. You’ll find the number of title, where it places in the bible, and what type of book it is. Also included in the approximate time of writing, what time period was covered and who the author is.
Breakdowns for each book of the bible. Shorter books are more succint, longer books might include highlighted familiar stories or passages.
Most popular verses are included on each page. I do wonder how they figured out what verses were the most popular. When I look up popular verses for Psalms I come up with different ones.
How I Used Bible Breakdowns
Honestly, I wasn’t terribly certain how to make use of this with my family. I didn’t. It may be my lack of creativity, or the busyness of our household, or the age of child. I did on the other hand, know how to make use of it for myself.
I created a binder in which I placed the pages I copied out on our black and white printer so that behind them I could write out verses, and ideas about that particular book of the bible. My tendency is to do my bible study on my laptop as my handwriting is simply atrocious! Trust me on this! 🙂 This gave me this incentive to print out my learning so I have it all in one place to refer to easily.
At this point I am merely using my binder as a storage area as I can’t find my three hole punch! Rather annoying as I know we have two of them. I may have to ask the teenager where one might be.
I can well imagine a day when the whole binder is full, and I live enough white space that I can scrawl in my additional thoughts as I go through passages again. It’s good to track what you’ve done so you can see how much you have learned. Having a face page for each book of the bible helps me to pay attention to pivotal verses too. 🙂
I’m looking forward to combining Bible Breakdowns with the Books of the Bible overview I looked at back in 2018. I think they will work really well together.
Should you get it?
Yes! It will help you in your bible study. Helping you see context, helping you learn where each book is going, and be a quick aid in finding a particular well-known bible story.
How else can you use it other than for your own personal study?
In bible studies you conduct with others, as a resource for your middle through high school students as a quick reference, and in helping to see the big themes of the bible.
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