August 31, 2009

Grapevine Studies Review!!


As part of the TOS Crew, I had the opportunity to review a wonderful Christian Bible Study curriculum, Grapevine Studies. I was thrilled with this review partly because my children really enjoy learning about the Bible and about the life of Jesus.

Grapevine Studies is a complete Biblical curriculum created to instruct and disciple students from as young as 5 years old through adulthood. With just a set of colored pencils, a Bible, and the Grapevine lessons, students of all ages will learn and grow in their Christian walk.

The scope of Grapevine Studies lessons cover many topics and are divided into levels based on the student's age and ability. Here are the levels available:

Beginners (Ages 5-7)- Beginner students will enjoy this hands-on study of the major characters and events of the Bible using simple, colorful stick figures, and symbols. Teachers will appreciate the chronological and easy-to-teach format!

Level 1 (Grades 1-2)- Level 1 students will begin to learn the Old or New Testament Timeline, with each subsequent lesson related to a point on the timeline. Teachers will see measurable results in just a few lessons.

Level 2 (Grades 3-4)- Level 2 students will expand their knowledge of the Bible timeline while learning new facts about each timeline character and event. Memory work includes the books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and more!

Level 3 (Grades 5-8)- Level 3 students will deepen their understanding of the Old or New Testament characters and events. Students should be able to complete either the Old or New Testament Timeline on their own. In addition, students will be introduced to basic biblical geography, so they will not only know what happened, but where it happened!

Level 4 (Teen-Adult)- Level 4 students will master the old or New testament Timeline and know were the books of the Bible fit into the chronology of the Timeline. Students will also be introduced to and practice using basic Bible study tools: Bible Concordance, Bible Dictionary, and Topical Bible with each lesson. Students will also be challenged with critical thinking question associated with each lesson.

Level 5 (Teen-Adult)- Take a self-directed approach to studying the Old or New Testament. students will take notes, use Bible study resources, and answer critical thinking questions in each lesson. Hands-on activities and research projects make this an excellent study for students who desire to deepen their understanding of the Bible. No teacher manuals needed.


We had the opportunity to try out the Birth of Jesus Beginner study from Grapevine Studies. My first impression of the study was great!! The teachers guide was very easy to understand and follow- allowing for the lesson to be catered to any age group. The beginner study for kids was also so simple to apply, however just the right pace for my little ones.

My daughter is a budding artist and was thrilled to see the "stick figure" aspect of each lesson. Her stick figures were a bit more developed than those in the teacher guide, complete with eyelashes and fingernails, but the lesson behind the figures were imprinted firmly in her mind.

My son has a very hard time focusing for an extended period of time, but even he was intrigued by the lessons and was able to recite many of the things he learned in the lessons even days later- a huge step for him.

We also received the customizable lesson that would work for all age groups and although we weren't able to really try this one out, I did notice that the questions were much more in depth and thought provoking. The included time line is also another great tool that will be great to use with my kiddos when they get just a bit older.

I was extremely impressed with Grapevine Studies and I know it will be one tool for Bible learning that we use for years to come.

To Buy:

Grapevine Studies multiple Bible Lessons can be purchased exclusively on their website. Use the code: crew9 for 30% off your purchase through September 30.

Don't forget to check out more great reviews by the TOS Crew.

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