DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PRODUCT THROUGH THE HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW. I WAS NOT REQUIRED TO WRITE A POSITIVE REVIEW NOR WAS I COMPENSATED IN ANY OTHER WAY.
Romans and Philippians are excellent books to study don’t you think? At Julie Naturally, you will find bible studies suited to individual as well as small group endeavors. Julie Naturally focuses on homeschooling & unschooling, holy living and wholistic health. Come along as we learn more about her faith journey bible studies.
What I am Reviewing
Julie Naturally, produced by Julie Polanco, comprises the two studies that we are reviewing today. They are Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Romans bundle which continues video and PDF studies and Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Philippians which just has PDF lessons. Romans is an 8-week study, Philippians is four weeks.
Both studies are promoted as appropriate for more mature believing moms. Hard-working mom can, over the course of a week, complete each lesson. Each daily exercise contains 3-5 questions each day.
What do you get?
The Romans study comes with video along with the bible study that comes as a PDF file. The Philippians study, though it mentions video, at this time only comes as a PDF bible study.
Program highlights include
Bible verses that are dated per week, and set up to be cut for easy placement in a wallet or elsewhere for putting God’s word deeper into your heart. The verses are short and easy enough to memorize.
At the end of each week in both studies, a colouring page is provided. Romans used words, Philippians hearts.
Each week is broken into six days. Each day has scriptures that must be read. Often there is a brief explanation that highlights key details. Following the explanation are questions that require you to not only think about the verses but to apply them in our lives. You can do the studies as expected (six days per week) or complete them all in one sitting. Each day’s work does not take long to complete.
The Romans study also provides videos to go with each weekly lesson. The videos are about 10 minutes each. The video for week four was missing for me. Occasionally it seemed like something was missing from the video.
You can purchase the Philippians for $8.49 as a digital download. The study is 45 pages long. Romans costs $24.99, and is 97 pages long.
How did I use Julie Naturally?
I predominately used the Romans Study, listening to the video as I was sat on my stationary bike.
Then over the course of the week I would work on the bible study. I loved that I didn’t have to print it off and could write my answers directly on the computer. It made it so easy to take 5 or 10 minutes to learn something more about God’s word.
I LOVE that the PDF’s are fully editable. This means I don’t have to print out the study in order to use it. I would need to do so if using for a group bible study but on my own, just being able to type in my thoughts, gold!
The Faith Journeys bible study in Romans or Philippians would be ideal for women looking for an introductory study. The mix of textual and personal questions will be edifying. The videos may be hit or miss, Julie had good information to share, but didn’t always organize her thoughts well.
For middle or high school students, these studies would work quite well. Helping these young women to dig deeper into their faith, learning to question their attitudes and actions, in the light of scripture.
One thing that Ms. Polanco brings is a fresh perspective. Every bible study a person engages in always brings something new to the table. These studies are an affordable option for seeing something new in God’s Word.
Where to Find Julie Naturally
40 members of the review crew took in the Romans-Philippians bundle from Julie Naturally. Click on the image below to read them.