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Biblical Studies Student Edition
by Michael J Findley  Mary C. Findley 

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Publisher:  Findley Family Video ISBN-10:  1608193128
Pages: 

611

Copyright:  November 15, 2011 ISBN-13:  9781465767776

     

Bible Teaching for all ages, historical background, ancient manuscript studies, Bible Doctrines, Old and New Testament, commentary, review questions. Many topics correlated with free YouTube videos.

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 Bible Study aids for children, homeschoolers, and adults. Commentary, Review Questions, Free Videos on YouTube. Bible Doctrines, children's whole book studies of Jonah and Ruth with 3D puppet commentary, topical Proverbs, Adult studies in the New Testament and Major Prophets background, featuring more than 30 videos in the Revelation study alone. 


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"And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
John 8:32
Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, "I find no guilt in Him."
John 18:38 NASB
We learn by experience or from somebody else. What we don't have to experience ourselves is education. Education comes from 1. people we trust 2. people we don't know. Can you believe and trust your information? More specifically, Can you trust this textbook?" Test this two ways: 1. Is the information accurate and truthful? and 2. Is it significant?
(Condensed from Antidisestablishmentarianism, Chapter 6:)
“The United States Supreme Court has held that secular humanism is a religion. Belief in evolution is a central tenet of that religion.”
Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court, Edwards v Aguillar, 1987
Almost every American colony had an establishment of religion based on proven, necessary facts of existence, reliable and rational. Secularism claims it's the only scientifically-based belief. It's not. The Bible, true religion's basis, is a book of Science. Secular Humanism? Religious mythology.



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Fresh perspective, modern scientific apologetics, and trusted doctrine converge to make this a great resource
The Findley's took on a massive task and have created an educational resource that is grounded, thorough, well-supported and able to be understood. As a homeschool mom, I'm excited to put this in my curriculum for my son's junior year. It's meant to be an adult curriculum, but for upper-classmen, I think it can be comprehended. I appreciate the scientific approach to Creation apologetics, and as a long-time user of Answers in Genesis materials, I was pleasantly surprised to find a few new concepts and validations that I had not come across before.

I appreciate the historical lessons and context given, often showing how ancient religions and mythology pull from Biblical truths or distort them. When a non-biblical illustration is effective to make a point, the Findley's aren't afraid to use it. Students are given solid refutations for common arguments against the validity of Scripture, or its scientific/historical/archaeological accuracy. The foundation provided in the units on Creation science, and the History of the Bible parts one and two is solid and concise. The History units answer questions many believers likely have about the nuts and bolts of the Bible, what it covers; its journey from pen to press, and modern translations.

The quizzes are well-crafted and comprehensive. They could be broken down into smaller chunks at the teacher's discretion, or used as discussion guides. It's easy to see there are portions of Scripture where the authors are extra passionate and particularly knowledgeable, specifically prophetic passages, and they take great care to break things down understandably and as accurately as possible. I appreciate their attention to detail when it comes to the prophetic, considering the times in which we live. I'd like to see more from the Findleys in the way of breaking down individual books of the Bible. There are a few included with this overview curriculum, and I hope they keep adding more.

A rather large section uses a companion text: The Great Doctrines of the Bible by Rev William Evans, PhD, D.D. There are comprehensive study questions to be used with that book. I don't have Dr. Evans' book, so I was unable to review that section. I will say, that I was encouraged to see notes from the Findleys explaining a few differences they have with Dr. Evans, which gives me confidence they have thoroughly examined his book and it's not just cited as filler. It actually takes a lot of wisdom to defer to Dr. Evans' book if the Findleys deem it accurate and well-written. It's a risky choice, but why reinvent the wheel?

There are links to videos that supplement portions of the text. If you don't have wifi access, the videos are easy to locate through the Findley's website/youtube channel. Considering the volume of material they cover and knowing a bit about the resources available to them, I found the videos to be useful in illustrating the text and making it easier to remember and understand. Some may compare the Findley's videos to other Christian studios' work and I feel that would be an unfair comparison. Mary & Michael and their family have done a fine job illustrating and enhancing this curriculum.

There's a lot of foundational and historical info here as well as comprehensive breakdowns of several key books, and I'd encourage Christian Education committees to take a close look.



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