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Bible/Character Training

Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual, and compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.

The primary resource for learning about God is the Bible itself, but the following resources can be helpful in learning to apply God’s Word to everyday life. The items suggested here are only a beginning—request catalogs from companies listed in “Homeschool Material Sources” for many, many more helpful resources.

 

Beautiful Girlhood

By Mabel Hale, revised by Karen Andreola

 

Character Building for Families, Volumes 1 & 2

By Lee Ann Rubsam

 

Character Sketches, Volumes 1-3

Advanced Training Institute International

 

Christian Manhood

By Gary Maldares

An organized course of study for parents to teach Christian character to their sons.

 

Dating with Integrity

By John Holzmann of Sonlight Curriculum

www.sonlight.com

 

Deeper Roots Publications

Firm Foundations (elementary), Discovering… (junior high), and Rooted & Grounded (senior high) Bible curriculum.

www.deeperroots.com

 

Family Tool Chest

Series from Heritage Builders

Available from Focus on the Family.

 

For Instruction in Righteousness

 

Plants Grown Up

 

Polished Cornerstones

Bible-based resources by Pam Forster. (Other resources also available.)

www.doorposts.net

 

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

By Josh Harris

A look at alternatives to traditional dating during the teen years.

 

His Perfect Faithfulness

 

Romance God’s Way

 

When God Writes Your Love Story

By Eric and Leslie Ludy

Books, tapes, and videos available.

 

Memlok / PC Memlok Bible Memory System

The word picture way to learn verses on cards or the computer: 700 verses and 48 topics. Recommended by Mary Pride, Gregg Harris, and Cathy Duffy. Available in several translations.

 

Passion and Purity

By Elisabeth Elliot

Learning to bring your love life under Christ’s control.

 

Pearables

Character-building books and stories for Christian young people.

www.pearables.com

 

Plain Path Publishers

Distributes books about Christian character traits. Very conservative, KJV only.

www.plainpath.org

 

Positive Action for Christ

Bible curriculum for grades K-12.

www.positiveaction.org

 

SanctiFinder

Bible drills help students learn the order of the books of the Bible.

www.providenceproject.com

 

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

By Tedd Tripp

 

Star Ways

Bible program designed for grades 1-6, but adaptable up to grade 9.

www.praisehymninc.com

 

Stick Figuring Through the Bible

Using simple, colorful stick figures and symbols, this program teaches the Old and New Testament timelines. Several levels are available.

www.grapevinestudies.com

 

Summit Ministries

Worldview education for all grades.

www.summit.org

 

Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism

By Starr Meade

Devotions based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Most conservative Christian families will find the majority of the questions/lessons useful, and can skip the few that may disagree with their doctrinal position.

 

Walk Through the Bible Ministries

Offers Bible-teaching resources for parents. They offer two seminars that “walk” through both the Old and New Testaments; you will learn by doing! They also have Kids Walk Thru Seminar that runs concurrently with the adult sessions.

www.walkthru.org

 

Wycliffe Bible Translators

www.wycliffe.org

 

Youth with a Mission

Local opportunities for outreach through the King’s Kids program.

www.ywam.org

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