Shocking and Scandalous Stories from the Bible: Challenging Students to See Life from God's POV

Mary Grace Becker


Barcode: 9780784723999

Release date: 06/01/2010

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Shocking and Scandalous Stories from the Bible draws middle schoolers into Bible events that will have them asking, "Is that really in the Bible?" The 13 sessions will arrest their attention and get them to dig into issues that have been around since Bible times--the same kinds of issues your students are facing:

? dating dilemmas
? dysfunctional stepfamily relationships
? hate crimes
? illicit sex
? alcohol abuse
? and more!

Use Shocking and Scandalous Stories from the Bible to empower students to make God-honoring choices when they face PG-13 challenges!

Director's Commentary--catch the key ideas of the lesson and the background of the Bible story
Interactive DVD--show a clip that speaks your teens' language and gets them talking
Preview--use a drama, role play, icebreaker game, or hands-on project to lead into lively discussion of a modern-day dilemma that echoes the Bible story
Feature Presentation--have your students read and discuss Scripture using the "Outtakes" handout and your personalized group journal to examine the tough choices people made and the consequences they faced
Critic's Corner--wrap up by reinforcing the POV (point of view) through deep discussion, a fun team-building activity, and prayer

About the Author
Together, Mary Grace Becker and Susan Martins Miller have more than twenty years of experience developing products for church ministry. They first collaborated on a developmentally based three-year curriculum that launched in 2001. Since that time Mary Grace and Susan have worked together to shape and edit the work of many other writers of materials for ministry to children and youth, including the Acquire The Fire magazine curriculum. Their award-winning programs have been used in an estimated 3,500 churches.


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