Monday, September 09, 2013

II Timothy Sword Study

Here's my review of this incredible resource:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tammy McMahan and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Timothy II Sword Study" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
The Sword Study of II Timothy by Tammy McMahan is ten weeks of Bible study suitable for the whole family!  The workbooks are available for purchase separately so you can customize your family’s experience based on the ages of the children involved.  But each week, each family member studies (and memorizes) the same Scripture at their own age-appropriate level.

Level One is designed for 4-7 year-olds.  The lessons have three basic parts:  “Pray”, a hands-on component called “Color and Do” and an application portion entitled “Read and Learn”.  The level one workbook contains engaging illustrations, various age-appropriate exercises, challenges and fun puzzles.
The Level Two workbook is designed for children aged 7-10 years.  This book also contains prayer and application components.  Investigative study is introduced with this age group where the topics are examined from an “aerial view”, a “street view” and an “under the rug” view.  The activities are meatier.  The questions are more thought-provoking and biographies of Christians are presented.

Level Three is geared toward 11-14 year-olds.  The format is similar to Level Two, but there are fewer drawings, more advanced questions, tools like Strong’s Concordance are introduced, and there are fun activities like ciphering, charting and word puzzles.
Level Four is intended for ages 14 and up.  This workbook contains investigative study is the “aerial view”, “street view” and “under the rug” format.  There is a prayer component and an application component like the other workbooks as well.  The questions at this level are basically the same as Level Three in content.  They are just worded in a more mature fashion.

The Level Five workbook is the same study guide as Level Four, but it also contains additional helps like background information, in-depth devotional and investigative study, guided prayer using the A.C.T.S. model, memorization, family gatherings and answers to key activities.
This is a wonderfully flexible Bible study that can be customized to engage all age groups.  What a wonderful way to spend time as a family.

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