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The third book in the award-winning What We Believe series helps children understand what it means to be salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-14). This study will encourage kids to develop a Christlike servant attitude based on these biblical truths: God created me to be a blessing to the world; God chooses to work through me; I can make a difference at home, in my community, and at church; the church is God’s family; the church is one body with many gifts; and I am an important member of Jesus’ body.The book has eight 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?
Along with the text we also received a spiral bound notebooking journal (240 pages) – which is fabulous! This gives weekly lesson plans, vocabulary terms, discussion questions, scripture memorization, activities, extensions- books to read and songs to listen to…We haven’t used it to write in, since my children are young, but I pull it out to encourage discussion and use their ideas to practice what we are learning. It is wonderful and I will definitely save it for when my kids are a little older and are better writers.
We also got a darling coloring book (64 pages) that has pictures to go along with the stories in the book. As I read to my kids, they would color the corresponding pictures. They love this so much and it helps them to focus and sit still as we read together. It also gives them more of a visual of the topics being discussed. It is great if you have several ages of children- some can color, and some can write in the notebooking journal. They really make it work for the whole family!
I have been so impressed with this program, that I will definitely consider purchasing more in the series to continue on in later years. The other titles in the the series are: 1st- Who Is God? 2nd- Who Am I? and 4th- What on Earth Can I Do? (The 4th is not yet available, it says it will be released this year sometime).
Pricing: The text book is $39, the Notebooking Journals are $24 and the Coloring books are $8.
I would pay this for the other books in the series- I definitely think it is worth this price. Apologia writes such high quality material!!
I received this product for free as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Team in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was compensated in no other way.