Note from Ami: Jason has been using this with Elijah, so I asked him to write the review for this product, God's Great Covenant New Testament One Bundle. The bundle includes the student book, the teacher guide, and the audio files, and it retails for $56.95 from Classical Academic Press.
God's Great Covenant New Testament 1 starts out with a brief but concise history of the Bible and the known world from the beginning to the birth of John. Then there's a short chronological timeline from 6 B. C. to 30 A.D. giving a brief synopsis of different events in Jesus' life and ministry. You get a good idea of the religious, political, and social life at the time.
The book is divided into four units:
The book begins and each unit ends with a story called "Simons World." This tells the story of a little Jewish boy named Simon who lives in Galilee. His path takes him in, out, and around the path that Jesus takes. It lets you see what it might have been like for the average Jewish person who never had direct contact with Jesus, but was there when everything was happening.
Each unit has nine chapters. Most chapters start out with four things:
There is then a short description of the passages in story form. This is where the audio files really come in handy. The narrator is easy to follow along with, and the audio is clear and crisp.
The story ends usually with a section describing a particular prophesy that was fulfilled.
After the story, the student completes worksheet which include 4-6 sections: Key Facts, Story Facts, What's the Reason?, Important Truth, and Think About It. The worksheet activities are varied: fill in the blank, multiple choice, draw a line from one side to the other, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, draw a picture, etc.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of God's Great Covenant New Testament 1 Bundle in exchange for an honest review.