Bible

These Bible resources were recommended by SDA Homeschool Families Facebook group members.

  • Seventh-day Adventist Bible Curriculum is available for grades 1 – 12. Used by Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, it is designed to widen the students’ knowledge and understanding of the Bible, especially Bible stories. The overall purpose of the program is to lead the students to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and to develop a personal relationship with Him. It can be purchased or ordered upon request from Adventist Book Centers.
  • Bible Study Notebook was developed by one of our group members. Laura Byrd is offering it free of charge to assist Adventist homeschool families.
  • Bible Study Notebook Leader’s Manual is also free to download.
  • Adventist Pioneers and Ellen White: A Resource List A compilation — divided into books/publications, audio/visual, websites/apps, and miscellaneous — containing publisher descriptions and personal reviews.
  • Digging Up the Past is a news and resource center for Biblical archaeology. They offer online videos that share about past and present relevance to Bible history. This study can be paired with A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land.
  • The Forever Stories by Carolyn Byers are another awesome series for kids to help them understand the plan of redemption from creation through going Home with Jesus. Series of five books. DVD also available. Available through the ABC. Pre-school through early elementary ages.
  • Pacific Island Bible Story PlanThis is a plan that was developed by the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists to be used as a study resource for the Bible Story books by Arthur S. Maxwell. It is suggested for primary level students. Permission has been granted for others to copy, adapt and use as required. While there is no copyright on this text, the Writing Committee humbly request acknowledgement of their efforts in creating and producing this text in any subsequent copies, adaptations or productions.
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  • Pacific Island Bible Story Plan Lessons 1-6
  • Pacific Island Bible Story Plan Lessons 7-10
  • In Discipleship offers tuition-free training and coaching to grow disciples of Christ. These materials are available to any denomination, race and people group.
  • Free Printable Bible Verses for handwriting and copywork from Heart of Wisdom.
  • Kids Bible Info answers to your child’s BIG questions. Like, what will it be like when Jesus comes again? Or, what will heaven be like? The Bible is the best place to find the answers to your questions.
  • Cornerstone Connections offers Sabbath School study guides for teens.
  • Ellen White Audio offers audio Bibles and Ellen G. White books in audio format.
  • Doorposts offers parenting and character-building materials to families. Their goal is to provide parents with tools that make the task of raising up godly children who love and obey His Word a reality.
  • My Bible First offers children’s Bible lessons that share the plan of salvation and of the great controversy in an age-appropriate manner. Preschool through teen levels available.
  • Grace Link offers Bible lessons for children for Beginner, Kindergarten, and Primary Bible. Study Guides are included in the application at this link. In addition to English, the lessons are also available in French, Spanish, and other languages when possible. A choice to obtain Teacher Editions is available.
  • The Bible in Living Sound has 450 spiritually enthralling, dramatized audio stories that are re-enacted with music and sound effects.
  • SonLight Education Ministries is an Adventist curriculum that provides a Bible based Christian homeschooling curriculum that is modeled after the Hebrew system of education. The curriculum includes Bible study, nature, work, and life experiences. The basic curriculum is available FREE and is available by aTorrent download. Information is available on their website. It is available as a complete curriculum with some purchased resources. Some families choose to use the Bible coursework and supplemental curriculum of their choice for other subjects.
  • GC Children’s Ministries Bible Lessons offers Bible lessons for children of all ages. They also offer Bible Adventures for Young Readers and more.
  • 3ABN Kid’s Time teaches about Jesus and the love He has for children.
  • Truth Triumphant for Youth provides lessons about the history of Sabbath-keeping from the Apostles to 1798.
  • Your Story Hour offers Bible lessons that are fun, educational, and spiritual. Mail in lesson quiz and receive a corrected paper and a free, dramatized Bible story on CD for each lesson.
  • My Place with Jesus is a ministry of It Is Written. They offer free Bible lessons for children.
  • Adventist Curriculum Resources at SDA Homeschool Families.
  • God’s Show & Tell is an illustrated workbook which teaches young people (ages 10-15) how God uses the Sanctuary to help us understand salvation. In simple language, its 26 lessons explore the history of the Sanctuary, what the sacrifices were all about, the 2300-year prophecy and more.
  • Answers in Genesis is a website with puzzles, games and activities that answers Bible questions. Designed to lead children to Christ.
  • Scripture Singer is an app that combines music with scripture in a way that makes the memorizing of the Bible simple and effective. The app has over one hundred verses with more being added all the time. Download the app and try it for yourself on the App Store and the Google Play Store. Developed by students at Fountainview Academy.
  • Prophecy Study Resources for Seventh-day Adventist students. Compiled by Wendy Carter Smith. Her ideas are shared below.
  • Early Elementary (grades 1-3). A focus on understanding the Bible on a basic level, familiarizing students with the Bible’s function and content, is most important. There are many resources listed on the SDA Homeschool Families website. Our family has used My Bible First, but we’ve also introduced Maxwell’s The Bible Story series at this age/grade level. The Family Bible Story Set by Ruth Redding Brand consists of four volumes, and makes a nice addition to Bible story time, too.
  • History study, especially when correlated to Bible studies and stories, can lay a foundation for further study. Basic mapwork and a timeline can be included. There are many appropriate history curricula, and some great resources can be found here:http://sdahomeschools.com/history/
  • A supplemental resource for history might prove helpful for activities and cultural reference. Two helpful supplements are Ancient Egyptians and their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida and Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide by Nancy I. Sanders.  (These are references from outside the SDA church, so parental discretion is advised.)
  • Late Elementary (grades 4-6)Michael Asks Why by Sally Pierson Dillon is a book that gently introduces the great controversy in a highly readable question and answer format, with a boy, Michael, asking the questions of his mother. This is a great conversation starter as it piques interest.
  • The Condensed Conflict 5 Volume Set by Ellen G. White might be an option for advanced readers in this age/grade level, giving them an introduction to the Great Controversy from Ellen White’s writings.
  • Books about church history are a great way to interest students to the story of the Reformation and the Great Disappointment. God’s Adventurers by Roxy Hoehn covers the lives of Adventist pioneers and could be used on the early elementary level, too.
  • William Miller: Herald of the blessed hope by Ellen G. White (a compilation) is a helpful resource for understanding the time surrounding the Great Disappointment and how William Miller followed God’s directives by interpreting prophecy for his time. I would recommend this as a read-aloud at this level, and an independent reading book for older students.
  • A subject worth pursuing in depth at this age/grade level would be the Sanctuary. There are several build-it-yourself models available, at varying price levels. My children found building a sanctuary model to be fun; in fact, after touring Messiah’s Mansion this past fall, my 8 year old son begged to build the sanctuary model. The experience brought what he had previously only studied from Bible lessons to life.
  • Some books also have models you can cut out or copy onto cardstock. One such book is The Sanctuary by Arla M. Van Etten. This book also has coloring pages (appropriate for little ones), type/antitype information and worksheet activities for study. This book could easily span a semester or year of study.
  • Older students (grades 7-8 and up). At the upper grade levels, including high school, a variety of methods might be employed, but extensive reading and report-writing are useful, as well. A plethora of material is available via the internet by SDA authors and speakers, and these presentations often employ colorful media that might catch a student’s eye should books not generate as much interest.
  • Use history texts as a “spine” on which to build a history/Bible history/chronology/prophecy/geography course. While we are currently using Mystery of History as a “spine”, any good history curriculum would suffice, though if it is a secular publication, it would be useful to have a solid Bible history book to follow along, as well. Basically, go through the history book and pick out events and persons of particular interest. Find books, DVDs, YouTube videos, maps, etc. that give a more thorough understanding. To choose which events or persons are most important, correlate your history study with events and persons important in Biblical history or church history.
  • Use Maxwell’s God Cares series to study prophecy along with history. I went through the reference list for this series and picked out one or two books per major section. Though he didn’t read every single chapter of Georges Contenau’s Everyday Life in Babylon and Assyria, certain portions did enhance his learning and understanding. This book was written by an Assyriologist, and is exceptionally thorough (a college-level text/reference), and gives my son a taste for the depth to which these subjects have been studied. In addition, books written on a less academic level may certainly be employed. Having a variety of reading material, including books with a storyline, may keep interest, though biographies and other non-fiction material would be preferable.
  • Though pre-printed timelines may prove useful, having a student build their own timeline is exceptionally helpful, especially when it comes down to the last 500 years of world history. Of particular interest is the last 150 years of earth’s history, and especially the last 70 years.
  • What We Believe for Kids by best-selling children’s author Jerry D. Thomas, shares your Adventist beliefs using kid-friendly words even small children can understand. A story for each belief teaches the main concept.  Suggested activities can be used to reinforce each chapter. With full-color illustrations throughout, this will be a book your kids will treasure.
  • Adventist Pioneer Stories available by live audio stream.
  • God’s Messenger lessons summaries, grades K – 8.