The Heart of Wisdom approach to Bible study is quite different than the typical “half hour in a workbook” approach. With our approach, as a family, you will use a chronological Bible reading plan daily, to read through the Bible each year. Our goals are
Bible First: For homeschoolers to put the Bible first and make the Bible the focus of the school day: God’s Word (direct Bible studies) and God’s world (derived studies). Read More
Entire Bible: For families to read though the entire Bible to gain a view of the whole picture of God’s Word. Read More
Learning Together: For family members to interact while studying together. Children of all ages benefit from their parent’s wisdom. Also, parents learn with their children; Read More
Bible Study Tools: For parents and children to learn to use Bible study tools (Bible atlas, Bible dictionary, lexicons (word studies), chronology charts, concordance, etc); Read More
Four Step Bible Lessons: For parents to present Bible reading systematically. Studies show that this four-step method motivates students to comprehend the material better and retain the information longer. The steps will occasionally overlap each other; they are just a general outline to organize the lessons. Read More
Creation of Portfolio: For each student to document what was learned, on his or her own level, through the creation of a portfolio This provides parents and their children the opportunity to look back through the portfolios and observe the spiritual growth over the years. Read More
Understanding the Bible Culture: For families to study God’s Word in the light of the ancient Hebraic culture. We study a Hebrew book written by Hebrews; we serve a Hebrew Lord who had Hebrew disciples; we desire to follow the first century church which was first predominately Hebrew; and through Christ, we are grafted into a Hebrew family. It makes sense to study the Hebrew culture. Read More
You will use our Bible reading plan as a foundation, then branch off into in-depth historical, topical, or word studies using other methods (some are explained in this lesson) as you are led through your study. The readings are divided in such a way that to the amount of daily reading time is approximately the same each week. (There is nothing special about the one-year (or 52-week) time frame. You can learn just as effectively by reading though the Bible in two years or longer. Our program is simply a framework to get you started.)
With the HOW approach, students spend about half the school day studying God’s Word (direct Bible studies) and half studying God’s world (derived studies).
We suggest each daily reading consist of four steps. The amount of time for each step will vary from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the activities chosen. These four steps teach to all four learning styles and both brain hemispheres. Studies how that this four-step method motivates students to comprehend the material better and retain the information longer.
Using the HOW approach, we show our children the importance of God’s Word by making it the first priority of each day, and continually referring to it throughout the day. The Bible was designed to be stimulating, interesting, delightful, challenging, comforting, and calming. Embarking on this path will provide you and your children with the wisdom all of you need for life. This decision to study God’s Word in order to do His will is a meaningful act of submission and reverence—in short, it is worship. Study carried out with this motive is the very essence of biblical learning.
Bottom Line: This is not study in order to understand; it is study in order to do.
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