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Get Wisdom: 23 Lessons for Children About Living for Jesus, by Ruth Younts, Shepherd Press, 2011, 92 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1936908127, $8.99
If you’re looking for a practical, easy-to-use teaching tool that illustrates and teaches wisdom for homeschoolers, Sunday school or family time consider Ruth Younts Christ-centered new release, Get Wisdom. The author’s “23 lessons” on godly wisdom, specifically designed for parents and teachers use kindergarten through fourth grade could be called a wisdom character manual.
There is nothing I didn’t like about the material, the layout or the presentation and I especially liked the author’s clarity and focus on Jesus Christ. The first portion of the book features 23 wise traits, such as listening, truthfulness and obedience, followed by a brief definition and Bible verse. Examples include space for children to fill in their own illustrations. Lessons end with prayer and a succinct saying tied to the lesson.
For example, the trait of “gratitude” is defined as “being thankful to God and others for the good things I have been given.” The G is capitalized, the font large and includes a colorful illustration. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 supports the biblical teaching that says to “Give thanks in all circumstances…”
Examples include being thankful for “…mom providing dinner, even when it’s not something I really like” The prayer asks God for “a grateful heart,” ability to recognize God’s “blessings,” and the reminder not to “complain.”
The teacher’s guide in the back includes the 23 traits and lists “teaching points, discussion questions, games and role plays.” There, parents and teachers find suggestions for opening activities, word definitions, memory verses and “role play games.”
Depending on the teacher, lessons from preparation to discussion questions, take about twenty minutes. If classes need to fill a half hour add a game or role play. This useful guide puts ‘feet’ to Proverbs 4: 7 which says, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.”
Biblical and fun, the teachings engage children with charming illustrations, definitions and useful questions that support the biblical mandate of Proverbs 4: 7 which says, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.” A trait we all need! For more information: http://shepherdpress.com/titles/getwisdom/
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