Volume 7 Review: Church Edition

Here’s a post from one of our fantastic curriculum writers, Amy Dolan, reviewing the release of What’s in the Bible? Church Edition Volume 7: Exile & Return! [Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther]. You can buy the new release here.

What's in the Bible? Church Edition Volume 7Big day! What’s in the Bible? Volume 7 is available today. after working on the project for several months, writing-re-writing, editing-creating-evaluating, release day often feels like we’ve all together given birth to something fantastic. and, since this is the 7th volume, we now have 7 babies {look out Duggar family}.

Volume 7: Exile & Return! Buck Denver and friends learn about the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of it’s city and walls. Chester Whigget uses the popsicle theatre to tell the story of Esther in a fresh and engaging way. The curriculum follows 4 weeks of lessons: Empires, Ezra & Nehemiah, Esther, Purim and the Historical Books.

While writing this lesson, we were really captivated by Esther and the tradition of Purim. The book of Esther was written so that Jews would never forget how god saved them from Haman’s plan. every year, in February or March, Jews around the world read the story during a special celebration called the “Feast of Purim.” we wanted to introduce children to this tradition and create a special Purim celebration just for them. Week four includes a small group time in which children make noisemakers to celebrate!

Here’s a sample video clip and activity from Week 4 of the curriculum. Let us know what you think! If you love it, you can buy it here.

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