Studying the Bible {for little learners}

That lovely spring day, as I was sitting in the lecture hall, the professor was saying something about COGS (that’s Cost of Goods Sold to you non-finance majors), income statements, cash flow statements, equity, and all that fun stuff. So while the professor lectured, I, of course, was looking around the classroom, checking the time, doodling on the margin of my notebook, anything but taking in the words that he spoke. It wasn’t that I was bored with the subject (what can be more fun than studying finance!), but I was not and am still not much of an auditory learner! (I did pass the class, and go on to get my business degree.) I can’t even listen to audiobooks. Once I got home, and I read through the chapter, it made more sense to me. There were charts and numbers to look at on the pages.

Kids are exactly the same way when it comes to learning. Some learn better through reading, and others by doing. Although there are serious topics that we can discuss about in the Bible, we also have to make it fun and interesting for kids (and adults) to want to learn it.

As a former Child Development student (yes, I almost also was on my way to getting this degree), we were taught about all the different learning styles. There are even combinations of the learning styles too.

Today, I want to share with you 3 learning styles, and a few resources that are available for those types of learners. Check out my guest post over at Do Not Depart.

What resources have you found useful in teaching kids about the Bible?

Review and Giveaway: The American Bible Challenge Daily Reader

Giveaway is now closed. The winner of the giveaway is Genevieve Y.

cover-americanbiblechallengedailyreaderThe American Bible Challenge Daily Reader
Written by Troy Schmidt
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About the Book from
Using many of the questions from the first season as a guide, each day features an inspiring lesson along with five challenging Bible questions to take you deeper into Scripture. The book guides the reader through nine weeks of study and encouragement—the same length of time as a season of The American Bible Challenge—with over three hundred questions to test your Bible knowledge. And don’t worry, all the answers are in the back. The American Bible Challenge Daily Reader includes questions to deepen your knowledge and to change your life. Are you ready to jump in and take the challenge?

About Troy Schmidt
Troy started writing for animation, with credits for such TV shows as “Dennis the Menace,” “Heathcliff” and “Flintstone Kids.” He found my way to Orlando and wrote three seasons on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” GSN and the producers of “The American Bible Challenge” contacted Troy and asked him to help them put together a game show about the Bible. He joined them in Los Angeles and have worked with an amazing team through the pilot and two seasons. He is also on staff at First Baptist Church Windermere, Florida where he serves as a Campus Pastor.

One lucky reader will receive a copy of The American Bible Challenge Daily Reader. Giveaway ends Thursday, April 11th at 11PM.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last book you read or game show you watched, or your thoughts on gameshows, or anything related to the Bible…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on our review of The American Bible Challenge Daily Reader.

– Joyce

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The American Bible Challenge Season 2!

I’ve blogged about The American Bible Challenge before, and I’m blogging about it again! This would one of the reasons why I want to own a TV. Teams playing a game to win $100,000 for charity. Gotta love that! So funny (since it’s hosted by Jeff Foxworthy), and lots of great stories and testimonies, too. If you get the Game Show Network, make sure you watch the premiere of The American Bible Challenge Season 2 tonight!

Or if you have 10 minutes, you can get a better sneak peek at Season 2:

You can also play The American Bible Challenge right on your smartphone or online.

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If you are a fan of the show or a fan of God’s Word, we will also be hosting a fun giveaway soon just for you. 🙂