I have had the pleasure of reviewing Classical Academic Press different times as a member of the TOS crew. Their company offers excellent curriculum for languages, poetry, logic, & Bible. They also offer classical education sources that can help you on your path of homeschooling the classical way. After reviewing their logic course, the Art of Argument and one of their latin courses, Latin Alive, I was excited to be able to again have the opportunity to review another of their sources. God's Great Covenant is a new Bible study course they offer that is geared for children grades 4 and up. At this time, there are 2 courses for the Old Testament and 1 for the New Testament.

We were blessed with the New Testament course. We received the Bible Course and the Teacher's Edition book. This course is wonderful. It offers children (& their parents) a down-to- earth approach of explaining The Gospels. Children can work alone or as a family, and learn about the historical, cultural, and geographical settings that existed at the time Jesus walked on this earth as they read through the 6 different introductions: Introduction, Historical & Political Intro, Chronological Intro, Geographical Intro, Religious Intro, & Daily Life Intro. These introductions discuss the Old Testament prophecies as well as other relevant facts & points. After the intro's, there are 4 units filled with lessons, worksheets, devotional guides, quizzes, and more. From CAP's description, the features are:
  • 36 weekly chapters, divided into 4 themed units
  • Each chapter contains: a memory page that includes a weekly memory verse; Key facts chart, fulfillment of prophecy section; A thought-provoking “Think About It” question that encourages children to consider how to relate to God in their own lives
  • A worksheet and quiz
  • Unit reviews that contain a memory verse worksheet, devotional guide, and a fun short story of life in Simon’s world

Below are sample sheets from the Bible course. You can also view a sample lesson here, which includes the first introduction lesson and the first lesson of Unit 1. The review worksheet below asks specific questions from the lesson, which will help reinforce what was learned. The maps that are throughout the course, are very detailed. Because I enlarged the photo, it is not as clear as it is in the book, but if you view the sample lesson, you can see it clearly on page 43. 
The Teacher's Edition provides you with the complete student course with answers. There are ideas and explanations to help you as you work with your child. There is also plenty of room to make notes right on the page, as you can see in the picture to the left. You can also view a sample of the Teacher's Edition here. I believe you be impressed with the care and detail that was put into this curriculum. 

You can purchase the student's edition for $26.95, the Teacher's Edition for $29.95, or as a bundle for $56.95. With the bundle, you will also receive the Audio Book Download., which sells for $9.95. This download includes MP3 files of the readings in God's Great Covenant book. They are "engagingly read by Christopher Perrin." There are over 3 hours of readings and include 32 stories from the 4 Gospel's. You and your child will enjoy listening along. 

We were delighted with this curriculum. We have been searching through the various Bible studies that are available and have found that God's Great Covenant is comprehensive yet easy to use. Both of my kids enjoyed working through the lessons and it has offered us a deeper understanding of some of the stories from The Gospels. This is always a plus.

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