Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TOS Crew Review~Apologia-Who is God?


WHAT IS IT...

252 page hardcovered book
You can view the table of contents and some sample pages below.

From their website:
"Who is God and Can I Really Know Him?, introduces the concept of worldview while laying the foundational truths upon which the evangelical Christian worldview is built: God is truth and He reveals His truth to people; He is the one true and almighty God; He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; He created everything; we are God’s children and are made to love and to praise Him; God meets all our needs; sin keeps us from God; and Jesus is the only way to God."

This series is aimed toward children ages 6-14 years of age.  This is just the first book in the series.  Other's in the series are:

Who am I?
Who is my brother? Yet to be released
What on Earth can I do? Yet to be released

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST...
$39.00

OUR THOUGHTS...
We have never used any of the Apologia books.  When this book arrived I was pleasantly surprised!  It was a large hard covered book.  The introduction was very informative in teaching me how to use the book.  The lessons are full and are supposed to be done one a week.  You could go longer on each lesson.  In the beginning of the book there is even a lesson plan.  Love that...lesson planning is not one of my strong points.  There is an extra section on their website that goes along with your book.  The "secret code" is given to you in the introduction of the book.

One of my favorite aspects of this curriclum is the notebook that the children keep.   I've always liked notebooking.  When children write things down they retain more.  It's a struggle to get my children to write but when we use a curriclum we enjoy they are happy to.

In each chapter there is a section "World Views".   We believe it is a good idea to teach our children how the world views certain things.  That way they are prepared to defend what we believe and most importantly know why we believe it.

We really are enjoying this book!  We plan on going on with it the rest of this year and into next year.  We also plan on looking into more of their curriculum.  So if you've been looking for a Bible curriculum this is one you should look into.

Go on over to the TOS Crew blog and read what other crew members are saying.

**I received this book as a part of TOS Crew for free in exchange for my honest review.**

1 comment:

Briana said...

Nice review.

I need to work on the notebook part with my children during school time the next day. I think it would give them a good review. I'm thinking about buying the rest of the series also.

We use apologia science for the upper grades and I like it. It's more of a traditional science program but with a biblical worldview.