Sharing ideas, teaching tips and resources for the homeschool journey.
Leading Little Ones to God: A Child's Book of Bible Teachings by Marian M Schoolland
88 simple Bible lessons that teach foundational doctrine for children. I have read this to all of my children several times. We have also used as a Childrens Sunday school curriculum for 3-6 year olds. This is a favourite of mine. We have used it for Sunday School lessons as well.
The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History by Rob & Cyndy Shearer
A chronological guide through the Bible that can be done over a year. I highly recommend this ebook. It can be purchased as an ebook.
The New Panorama Bible Study Course - Number One. The Plan of the Ages by Oak Knoll Publishing.
This is a visual timeline. Everytime I show this to my friends they are writing the name down so they can get one themselves. Not sure about the post resurection doctrine but the timeline of the Old Testament to Jesus pictures are incredible.
Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce A Ware.
"It's similar to Leading Little Ones To God, although it's for older children - probably best for years 3-8 but we have done it with our tribe - 1-7yo - and have enjoyed it." Recommenced by Liz Parnell
4000 BC-Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
Meet all the historical figures of the creation account from Adam to Abraham.
1500 BC-Tirzah by Lucille Travis
A family sets out from their home after the passover with Moses.
758 BC- God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah
Hezekiah King Hezakiah who is hopelessly fighting Sennecharib and his vast host.
454 BC -Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah by Frieda Clark Hyman
Nehemaih returns to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall. Told from his nephew's viewpoint.
1400 AD-The Beggars Bible by Lousie A Vernon
The Story of John Wycliffe told through the eyes of a young scholar.
1400 AD-Ink on His Fingers by Louise A Vernon
The story of Gutenberg told through the eyes of one of his apprentices.
1500 AD -The Man Who Laid the Egg by Louise A Vernon
During the 1500's a young Swiss orphan defies his guardians in order to study with Erasmus, the Christian humananist whose desire for church reform grew from his ideas on faith, reason and education.
1500 AD - The Bible Smuggler by Louise A Vernon
Colin is a servant who works on the estate where Tyndale lives. He is a bright boy and becomes Tyndales assistant when he has to escape England in order to translate the first English version of the Bible.
1700 AD - A Heart Strangely Warmed by Louise A Vernon
The story of Charles Wesley the Great Methodist teacher and his brother Charles. The story is told by a young boy whose mother has just died.
1920 AD - Star of Light by Patricia St John
A young Muslim boy leaves runs away from home and takes his blind baby sister with his mother's blessing. He leaves her with a Christian missionary woman in a town nearby.
1958 AD-Nothing Else Matters by Patricia St John
Set in Lebanon during civil war.
Hero Tales Volumes 1-4 by Dave and Neta Jackson
Brief biographies and snippets from the life of many contemporary and historical Christian hero. After each story there is a short devotion on character.20 hero's are covered in each book.We also use these books in our sunday school.
* These authors also write fictional stories based on these heros. My kids have enjoyed many of them.
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew
A Dutch Christian smuggles Bibles behind the iron curtain. Incredible miracles
Out of the Black Shadows
An African boy from Zimbabwee is rejected by his family and becomes a gang member,(this is upsetting for young children). God's mercy and the the power of prayer shine through in this story.
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
Probably suitable for Year 5 and up.