Up until about six weeks ago, I had yet to incorporate much structured Bible reading into our homeschooling. The reason for this is that I would leave my son with a reading plan, come home from work and ask him questions about what he read, and he wasn’t always good at giving me acceptable answers. And to ask him to write what he read was like pulling teeth. But alas, there is help! My son is really enjoying the Self-Paced Bible, Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua, Bible curriculum from Veritas Press.
About Veritas Press
Veritas Press offers classical, Christian education designed for children in grades 2-6, although older students have benefited as well. Some of the benefits of their programs are:
- Award-Winning, Proven Curriculum
- Flexible Approaches To Fit Your Needs
- Innovative Online Options
- Fun and Engaging Approach That Kids Love
- An Unapologetic, Christ-Centered Focus
About Veritas Press Self-Paced Bible
For the purpose of this review, we received a twelve-month subscription to Veritas Press Self-Paced Bible, Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua. What I love about our subscription is that we are on a break now for the summer, but will resume again in about 6 weeks and will get to pick up right where we left off!
This course is hosted by Abigail and her brother Asher, along with Teb, the cat, and Tizzy, the pesky gnat, and will keep students engaged in learning the Bible in a fun way all year long.
Each of the five Self-Paced Bible courses has 128 class periods which cover 32 Biblical events. The teaching is interactive and engaging, with clever games and talking characters. Each course includes:
- Memorization of names, dates, and places that show how God worked in biblical times
- Multi-sensory, fun and exciting learning through interactions and games
- A foundation for more in-depth study in later years
- A thorough understanding of the Bible
How We Used This Product
Both my son and I each received a login. This program is completely self paced. My son was able to log in on his own about three days a week and move through the course. His login page lets him know exactly how he is doing, where he left off, what is coming next, as well as his current grade.
Each lesson has 3 videos followed by a final test, comprised of a series of questions the student answers on line pertaining to the lessons. Each lesson took my son about 15 minutes to complete and is structured perfectly for a 3-4 day school week.
My son absolutely loves this program! It was music to my mother’s ear when he came to me and said, “Mom, after you finish reviewing this product, can I continue on and finish it?” Oh yes, son, yes you may! He is so excited to resume school again and continue learning the Bible!
The Parent dashboard allows me to login in and see essentially the same information my son can — what has been completed, what is coming up, and his current grade.
Here are some screen shots from a lesson entitled “God’s Covenant With Abraham” so you can get a feel for what you might expect:
Our Final Thoughts
We are overjoyed that we have found a Bible curriculum that will work for my son for at least the next year. When he hits high school, we may need to move on, but I wouldn’t put it past him to ask to use Veritas Press again. When I asked him again tonight while writing this review what he most loved about it, I expected to hear things like the characters were fun, the videos are short, the games are fun. But instead, I was surprised at his response, “What I most love about this program are the things I am learning about the Bible”, and then he proceeded to share some of what he learned. Needless to say, I am a very pleased parent.
If you are looking for a fun and engaging Bible program that will keep your children interested in learning the Bible and keep them from complaining about boredom, check out what Veritas Press has to offer.
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