Telling God’s Story (Parents’ Guide)
Olive Branch Books, 2010.
Telling God’s Story: A Parents’ Guide to Teaching the Bible gives parents a grasp of what the Bible is (and is not), and helps them communicate its message to their children faithfully, powerfully, and with joy. This book provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible.
Beginning with the Gospels to introduce the youngest students to Jesus, continuing on to larger segments of the biblical story for middle grade students, and finally guiding high school students into a vital understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.
A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World.
In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns (author of the controversial and best-selling Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament) provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights, Telling God’s Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and New Testaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.