This year in our home school, we are studying the first five books of the Old Testament. The kids (and I!) are learning a lot through reading the text, making a timeline, and writing and illustrating summaries.
A few weeks ago, I heard about The Bible Project. A pastor and Bible professor are making five minute videos that summarize each book of the Bible. They not only describe what happens in each book of the Bible, but more importantly, they also share how each individual story fits into the overall story and theme of the Bible.
Tim Mackie, one of the creators, says
We believe the Bible is a profound and very beautiful book that is telling one complete story from beginning to end.
I felt that this was exactly what I wanted to communicate to the kids, so we watched these videos:
We loved them!! They are interesting, thorough and very thought provoking. I was thrilled when we had a good discussion about the contents after watching each video. I feel that the videos are helping me reach a goal allowing the Bible to come alive to my kids. We look forward to watching more of them.