Character Building for Families
Another gem is this character/Bible study that you can just open and use. Because it was written with a family setting in mind, there is no need to adjust or translate instructions and activities designed for classroom use. All the lesson preparation is done for you. Vol. I is a 12-topic study (obedience, orderliness, diligence, loyalty, deference, cheerfulness, gentleness or kindness, contentment, gratitude, truthfulness, service, and hospitality) broken into 165 lessons. Each day's lesson requires about 20 minutes, which is a reasonable amount of time for before- or after-school devotions with the whole family. The lessons are completely scripted, so you can just open the book and go. Unlike other scripted lessons I've seen, these are written more the way people actually speak - it's comfortable to use as is. All you need to supply is your Bible for referenced verses. The omission of direct Scripture quotations makes it usable with any Bible translation desired, avoiding the problems encountered with studies that may "turn off" potential users because of preference. Questions in lessons are intended for discussion; there is no written work required. Each lesson closes with a prayer. Volume II is intended as a continuation of the first volume. It covers 5 additional topics (stewardship, teachableness, mercy, patience, and desire for Jesus) with 135 lessons.