Review: Bible Study Guide for All Ages


We love studying the Bible. So when we have an opportunity to discover new resources to learn God’s Word, we jump at the chance of a new adventure. Thanks to a review of Bible Study Guide for All Ages and their Advanced (5th & 6th grade) pages, we’re gaining a better understanding of Scripture and having tons of fun.

“The Bible Study Guide is a Bible curriculum that takes all ages through the Bible at the same time, studying some Old Testament and some New Testament each year.
Students learn the “big picture” of the story of the Bible, detailed knowledge of the Bible and, best of all, how to apply it to their lives.”
~ Bible Study Guide for All Ages

To get a full picture of what Bible Study Guide for All Ages offers, our family was provided an opportunity to review several unique resources to help us in our daily lessons. We chose to get a closer look at the Advanced Student Pages, recommended for grades fifth and sixth. We were given a physical set of the Advanced Student Pages, an Advanced Teacher KeyBible Book Summary Cards, Wall Maps and Timeline, and a Label Book.

Our family has been on summer break for the past few weeks, but Bible is an area of learning we never put on hold. Several days a week, the goal was to find a quiet spot in the house and focus on our studies. Before beginning our lessons, it was necessary to take an afternoon to look through all of the provided material and familiarize myself with the program. The Wall Maps and Timeline in particular needed special attention, as preparations had to be made in order to begin our first lessons. Once this was accomplished, daily learning progressed smoothly with preparation taking minutes and lessons being approximately twenty to thirty minutes in length; including wall map, timeline, and Bible Card portions of each lesson.

Lessons in Bible Study Guide for All Ages contain a number of daily activities. Lesson sheets are double-sided, printed on a legal-sized pad. On the first side, students are guided through either map studies or a timeline study based on the Bible lesson; alternating between the two from one lesson to another.  After searching out and reading the lesson’s Bible passage, children are then taken through a series of Bible activities such as “Remember It”, which asks questions based on the reading; “Memory Workout”; “Guess What”, offering fun background information and trivia; Timeline or Map activities; “Apply It”; and “Get Active”, which offers practical tips for applying the lesson. The back side of each lesson includes a large comic strip of the day’s lesson, in which children are guided through a series of steps to complete the comic to tell the Bible story.

The Wall Maps and Timeline set includes three large maps and a large timeline. These tools are used daily as students progress through their lessons and learn about Scripture. To assist us, we were given a Label Book which included tips on labeling our charts and specific labels for each lesson. Labels are clearly identified with corresponding lessons, and those which will be reused through the entire course. Labels require minor preparation, such as being cut out and ready for placing on charts as directed in The Advanced Teacher Key.

The Advanced Teacher Key assists parents/educators with helping children fill in their daily lesson sheets and offers helpful information to make the most of each activity. For families who choose to use the large wall maps and timeline, the Advanced Teacher Key gives specific detail as to which labels will be needed for each lesson, and when to place them on the appropriate chart. Together with the Bible Book Summary Cards, which lay out specific details regarding each book of the Bible, students are given a full picture of Scripture covered.

Using Bible Study Guide for All Ages was simple and well-organized. The program runs smoothly and seamlessly, requiring very little preparation. The variety of activities for each lesson were helpful in keeping lessons from becoming monotonous or dull. We liked the map and timeline selections in the advanced student pages, but found after several lessons that we preferred doing all such work on our lesson page itself and not using the wall maps further. However, we could see the benefit in having a large, present reminder of lessons throughout the day. The comic portion of each study was a lot of fun, and an activity we looked forward to completing each day. With a suggested age category for the Advanced Student Pages being fifth and sixth grade, we believe this to be a good fit. The lessons were too simple for all of our older children, in junior and senior high, but it was a fun experience encouraging our youngest in his studies.

While we enjoyed the overall program, we would have liked to see the curriculum begin with Genesis 1, instead of beginning with later chapters on Abraham. It is important not to assume children have an understanding of Creation nor the fall of mankind, which is essential to a solid Biblical foundation. Parents might wish to be aware that at this stage in learning the curriculum is intended to help children better understand Scripture and its place in history, and will not be an in-depth Bible study. Considering these factors, we found Bible Study Guide for All Ages to be a good survey of the Bible, helping us gain a big picture of God’s work.


We love studying God’s Word and learning more about the world He created. Reviewing Bible Study Guide for All Ages and their Advanced pages has been a learning experience and a lot of fun. If you’d like to learn more about Advanced Curriculum or Bible Study Guide for All Ages, please visit them at their website and on Facebook and Twitter. To read helpful reviews like this one, and gain more insight into what Bible Study Guide for All Ages has to offer, please visit The Homeschool Review Crew.

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Reading Truth

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
~Winston Churchill

Reading_TruthBefore all else. In anticipation of increasing wisdom. My desire is to first seek truth. From whence does this truth derive? God’s Word.

Just recently the Lord brought to my attention an incredible resource, and website, She Reads Truth. I love it! I’ve started using it for my personal summer study (more on that in a moment) and quickly determined we needed to be using this in our homeschooling routine.

She Reads Truth began as a small group of people wanting to be intentional in their study of the Word of God and quickly developed into a full-blown community. At SRT you can partake in daily in-depth study of the Scriptures, choosing from a wide variety of available ‘plans’. As an additional blessing, make a point of joining each day’s conversation regarding the daily topic.

Since the Lord set this before me, I have determined to use SRT as my current study for the summer (seeing as my church women’s group is on summer hiatus). Right now, our focus is studying Acts of the Apostles. This study is amazing! Acts of the Apostles is a verse-by-verse daily devotion, breaking down the Word. We read not only the day’s Scripture reference, but several others which help give better context for the reader. Scripture readings are followed with devotionals by SRT writers. We are then encouraged to join the open discussion of the day’s lesson.

For our homeschooling purposes, we will be starting with the plan ‘Justice‘. I am excited to delve deep into this topic with my children, discovering God’s definition of justice and His plan for bringing justice about. It seems a vital and appropriate topic in our current society. This will now be a portion of Our Morning Basket, along with our additional literature choices.

And just so you fellas don’t feel left out… Yes, there is also an He Reads Truth site! The layout of this website follows She Reads Truth almost exactly. The available plans differ slightly from SRT, but look absolutely amazing. Each study is written by a team of incredible gents sharing the gospel and daily truths the Lord has given.  To be fair, I have no personal experience with He Reads Truth – being a lady myself – but if HRT is anything like SRT, you’ll be blessed.

You can read any and all available plans (including the current plan, Acts of the Apostles) by accessing either the She Reads Truth or He Reads Truth websites. There is also a handy app for your device, making daily study readily available no matter where you are. Both websites and the app are absolutely free; there is no fee to read along and join in the conversation. For dedicated study, however, consider purchasing the study guides for each plan.

We’re excited to share this wonderful resource with you and your family. If you’re currently looking for a summer Bible study plan or wish to be involved in an active study group, this might be what you’re looking for.

“In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.”
Ephesians 1:13-14

📢 Chime In!: Are you currently in a summer Bible study? We’d love to hear what God is teaching!

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