Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor? is volume 3 of a four volume Biblical worldview series published by Apologia, in conjunction with Summit Ministries.  Volume 1 is titled  Who Is God?, volume 2 is titled Who Am I?, and volume 4 is titled What On Earth Can I Do? (available 2013).  For this review, I received the Who Is My Neighbor? book ($39), Notebooking Journal ($24), and Coloring Book ($8).  This volume focuses on a Biblical worldview of servanthood.

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I believe that teaching a Biblical worldview is very important.  Everyone has a worldview, or a compass for guiding their thoughts and actions, whether they want to admit it or not.  The choices and decisions we make are filtered through this worldview.  The "What We Believe" series will help you teach your child (ages 6-14) how to view the world and make decisions through the light of Scripture.  

Who Is My Neighbor? is broken down into 8 lessons:
  • Does Anyone Really Need Me?
  • How Can I Make a Difference?
  • Who Is My Neighbor?
  • Why Did God Make Families?
  • What Can I Do For My Country?
  • Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
  • Who Is God's Family?
  • Why Does the Church Need Me?

Each lesson is further broken down into 12 parts.  The lessons are very flexible and easily adaptable to your family's schedule, though there is a sample schedule that demonstrates how to do each lesson in three weeks, doing the curriculum two days per week.  Since the lessons are flexible, you could easily do more or less each day, depending on your needs.

The book is written directly to the child.  This means older students can read it to themselves, but younger students might need you to read it to them.  The stories are engaging and the text is thought provoking. Who Is My Neighbor? takes the lessons, verses, and stories from Scripture to the next level by having you and your children engage with the text and apply it to every day life by answering the big questions listed above.

The Notebooking Journal is in full color, and a beautiful place for your child to record their thoughts and ideas as you go through Who Is My Neighbor?.  There are over 200 pages of hands on activities, questions, puzzles, and pages to draw and interact with what is being taught.

The Who Is My Neighbor? coloring book is a great way to keep younger children engaged during the lesson.  I know my boys can focus better when their hands are busy, and coloring is a great way to accomplish that.  

My family thoroughly enjoys the "What We Believe" series.  I love that my boys are being challenged to really think about why we should act and behave in certain ways; not because of a legalistic worldview, but because as children of God we are called to honor Christ in all we say and do.


For more reviews of Who Is My Neighbor?, go here.


Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are mine.

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