Telling God's Story: A Parents' Guide to Teaching the Bible

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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. ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933339467
  • Publisher: Peace Hill Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: Telling God's Story Series
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Enns holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Harvard and has taught in both university and seminary classrooms for over fifteen years. He and his wife Susan live in Pennsylvania and are the parents of three children.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Ch+apter 1 Laws about Mildew and Dragons with Crowns 9

Part 1 How to Teach the Bible 15

Chapter 2 What the Bible Actually Is (and Isn't) 17

Chapter 3 Teaching the Bible as God's Story 29

Chapter 4 Traditional Approaches: Drawbacks and Misunderstandings 43

Chapter 5 A Final Word 55

Part 2 Reading the Story for Yourself: The Five Acts of the Bible 57

Chapter 6 Creation and Fall 59

Chapter 7 Redemption: Abraham and Moses 67

Chapter 8 David and the Problem of Kingship 81

Chapter 9 The Return from Babylon 89

Chapter 10 Jesus: Scene One and Scene Two 95

Index 101

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    Excellent resource!!

    This book helps you think through age-appropriate ways to teach the truths of God's Word as a story of redemption, not just a story of morals or characters. It affirms that the Bible is the story of Jesus, not the story of men. It also explores how to present the Bible in ways that make sense to kids of different developmental stages; knowledge, logic, and rhetoric.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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