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.
We are using The LIFE Plan from The LIFE Network for Bible instruction. With a husband who is an ordained Primitive Baptist preacher, I am always on the lookout for new resources for our family to use for Bible study time, since I know the importance of spending time in God’s Word. We can not develop a deeper relationship with Him unless we spend time reading the Bible and praying. So when we had the opportunity to review this six volume set, I was excited to examine it.
According to their website, The LIFE Network’s mission is, “The LIFE Network is dedicated to the production, publishing, presentation, and provision of Christian learning resources.”
Allen L. Elder is the author and the founder of The LIFE Network. Perhaps because he is from South Carolina, and I called South Carolina home for a number of years or perhaps because he is an ordained minister, I felt a connection with him and therefore his resources.
All of us as Christians are called to fulfill the Great Commission of going out and creating disciples of God. I can remember my husband’s paternal grandfather (and an ordained minister) repeatedly stating to us that he was told to go out and tell God’s People what God had done for Him and I strongly believe in that ideal. As a parent, I want our children to be able to commit to that idea as well.
This set of 6 physical volumes are meant to be interacted with and used for your family’s own unique experience. The six volumes include the following:
- VOLUME 1 – THE BIBLE’S STORY: GENESIS 1-11
- VOLUME 2 – ABRAHAM AND ISRAEL
- VOLUME 3 – THE STRUCTURE OF THE BIBLE
- VOLUME 4 – THE LIFE OF JESUS ON EARTH
- VOLUME 5 – THE CHURCH
- VOLUME 6 – YOUR PART IN THE STORY
Here are pictures of each volume along with pages from inside them.
Since our family has gone through the story of Creation and the book of Genesis numerous times, I decided we would skip to Volume 3 instead and look at the structure of the Bible first. My intention is for our family to go through these books at a pace that allows us to dive deeper into ideas that capture our attention or that we desire to learn more about from any lesson. I love that all you need to use these materials are the workbooks, a Bible or Bible App, some type of paper, pencils or pens, and I would recommend highlighters.
Each volume has 36 chapters. So theoretically a family could go through one volume per school year. Or if your family choses to do it year round, you could do it quicker than that.
Each lesson includes the aim of the lesson, background information, Scripture pages to read, outlines, a lesson glossary, and questions to complete. At the end of each volume the answers are provided.
Our youngest child is 17, so I allowed everyone to do the reading and the questions on their own. Then we came together to discuss the background, discuss the answers to the questions, and add any additional thoughts any of us might have had.
I appreciate that only the Scripture references are given too families can use the Bibles of their choice. Here are some pages from Volume 3 along with some pages we have completed.
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