Resource Books for Children and Youth &
God, Death (G)
Science, Ecology (I)
Mission, Social Concerns (M)
New Testament (N)
Old Testament (O)
Personal Development (P)
Symbols, Art, Music, Drama, Games, Dancing (S)
Teacher Education (T)
Worship, Witness, Sacraments (W)
Youth & Adults
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The resource books in this section are useful for resourcing all of the topics listed below. They should be especially helpful for those teachers who are using the Rotation Model Workshop style of teaching. The letter (T) indicates books for teachers.
RBB-1 BIBLE HANDBOOK FOR YOUNG READERS written and illustrated by Richard and Christine Deverell- (E); Abingdon Press, 1995.
Helps the young reader learn about the books of the Bible, stories, people, and events of the Bible.
RBB-2 SERIES - BIBLE STORIES: AN AWESOME ADVENTURE- originally written in Italy and adapted by the American Bible Society; Illustrators: Marino Valise, Betty Ferrari, Milan Illustrations Agency; (J/JH); Master Books, 2000+.
A series of reference books which contain famous Bible stories from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible. They also contain maps, historical background material, applications for today, and illustrations including prints of art masterpieces.
A THE PROMISED LAND illustrated by Meredith Hartman, Karim Merrada, Loretta Pastva, Albert Hari, and Charles Singer.
Tells how, after leaving
B MOSES: THE DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL AND GOD'S COMMANDS illustrated by Liam Kelly, Anne White, Albert Hari, and Charles Singer.
Retraces the stages of
C WHO IS JESUS? SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN illustrated by Mariano Valsesia, Betti Ferrero, Milan Illustrations Agency.
A reference book which contains famous Biblical stories of Jesus.
D THE MISSION OF JESUS: GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE illustrated by Mariano Valsesia, Betti Ferrero, Milan Illustrations Agency.
Tells examples of how
Jesus traveled around
RBB-3 SERIES - BIBLE ZONE: WHERE THE BIBLE COMES TO LIFE (E); Abingdon Press, 1998+.
A series of teachers' guides for elementary age students with 13 reproducible lessons. Also included are activities for Bible Zones (or workshops) such as art, story-telling, games and Bible skills.
A HEROES AND HEROINES OF THE BIBLE -(1)- (J) Lessons include heroes and heroines from the Old and New Testaments. Old Testament people include: Daniel, Rahab, Hagar, Esther, Jonah, David and Goliath. New Testament people include: Stephen, Paul, Peter, Jesus, and the woman who touched His robe.
B FAVORITE BIBLE STORIES -(4) -(J)
Old Testament stories are: Abraham and Sarah, David and Jonathan, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and His Brothers, Hannah and Samuel, David the King, Ruth, and Job. New Testament parables include The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son (Loving Father), The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, The Unforgiving Servant, The Talents, The Sower, The Bridesmaids, The Great Banquet, etc.
C TOUCHED BY GOD-(5)- (J)
The lessons include
stories of Moses and some of the miracles of Jesus.
Healing miracles included are: the Centurion's servant,
the man with the withered hand, Jairus's daughter, the ten
lepers, the man bedside the pool at
D THE WHOLE WORLD CELEBRATES JESUS-(6)- (Pre/K) 13 reproducible lessons for pre-schoolers include: Angel's Message, Bethlehem Bound, Jesus is Born, Shepherds Watched, Simeon and Anna, Follow that Star, Talking to God, A Beatitude Attitude, the Great Commandment, Forgiveness, The Least of These, Birds of the Field, and the Golden Rule.
E NEW LIFE -(7)- (Pri)
Reproducible lessons for
primary students include: Palm Sunday, the Lord's Supper,
Crucifixion, Resurrection, Do You Believe? Creation, Adam
and Eve, the Naming Trouble in
F GO AND TELL -(8)- (J)
13 reproducible lessons
for juniors include: Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Jeremiah,
Nehemiah, The Great Commission, Pentecost, Philip and the
Ethiopian, Peter and Cornelius, Paul and Silas, Priscilla
G FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT AND OTHER FUN VIRTUES -(9)- (Pri)
13 reproducible lessons for primary children on fruit of the Spirit and other virtues. Lessons are on : Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control, Honesty, Forgiveness, Obedience, and Responsibility.
H GO FISH -(11)- (J) 13 reproducible lessons for juniors include: Follow me, Calling of Matthew, Philip, and Nathaniel, Twelve Disciples, Witness, Women who helped Jesus, the beginning of the church, Apostles are arrested, Peter heals Aeneas, Tabitha (Dorcas), Barnabas and Saul.
I HOLY LAND CARAVAN -(12)- (J)
13 reusable lessons with
reproducibles dealing with Abraham, life in the
RBB-4 THE BIBLE, LIVE!: EXPERIENCE-CENTERED ACTIVITIES
FOR CHILDREN by
Structured around the church year, the book gives children an experience-centered approach to learning. Most of the activities are for children from grades two through six.
RBB-5 READER'S DIGEST CHILDREN'S BIBLE LIBRARY by Anne de Graaf; Illustrator: José Perez Montero; (E); Reader's Digest Young Families, Inc. 1987. (Gift)
Several books from the Reader's Digest Children's Bible Library. There are brief favorite stories adapted from Scripture with colorful illustrations.
A GENESIS - IN THE
BEGINNING- Includes stories of Creation, Adam and
Eve, Abraham and Sarah,
B EXODUS - MOSES LEADS THE PEOPLE- Includes stories of Moses and the Exodus, the Ten Commandments, and Leviticus.
C DAVID - FROM OUTLAW TO KING- Includes early stories of David, David and Saul, David and Jonathan, David and the Philistines, and David the King.
D GOSPEL - THE EARLY YEARS OF JESUS- Includes the birth of Jesus, Simeon and Anna, Jesus' Boyhood, Baptism and Temptation, Jesus and the Disciples, and the Wedding of Cana.
E MIRACLES - HEALING
MINDS AND BODIES- Includes Jesus and the
Money-Changers, the story of Nicodemus, the Woman at the
Well, Jesus rejected in
RBB-6 THE GOLDEN BIBLE ATLAS WITH RELIEF MAPS IN FULL COLOR by Samuel Terrien; Illustrator: William Bolin; (E); Golden Press, 1968.
This classic book of maps
for children contains beautiful illustrations and
easy-to-read maps from the beginning of the Bible in
ancient times through the
RBB-7 FAMOUS BIBLE PEOPLE: SARAH, ESTHER, AND MARY by Warner A. Hutchinson; Illustrator: Ted Menten; (E) Abingdon, 1981.
A resource book of puzzles, mazes, word searches, and other activities to go with a study of Sarah, Esther, or Mary
RBB-8 THE PILGRIM BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES illustrated by Diana Shimon; (J); Pilgrim Press, 2003.
Children’s Bible stories with colorful illustrations. Includes many stories that are usually ignored. Side panels provide background information on artifacts and customs, writings, and beliefs.
RBB-9 IDEAS A TO Z series: 26 FUN-FILLED LEARNING ACTIVITIES ON BIBLE CHARACTERS by Phyllis Vos Wezeman, Anna L. Liechty, and Judith Harris Chase; (E/JH); Kregel, 1998.
The series provides an in-depth look at Bible characters and themes--making learning fun for children without watering down Scripture. Each letter of the alphabet is a topic for learning about the featured Bible character.
A PETER- To study Peter, the letters A through Z have a different theme and a different learning activity such as drama, music, puppetry, and storytelling. The variety of themes are centered on Peter's Master, Jesus, and the challenges and rewards of learning to walk in His footsteps.
RBB-10 A PILLAR OF PEPPER AND OTHER BIBLE NURSERY RHYMES by John Knapp II; Illustrator: Dianne Turner Deckert; (K/E); David C. Cook, 1982.
Poems in a nursery rhyme form that enchantingly present comments on Bible stories.
RBB-11 CHILDREN OF BIBLICAL LANDS: FOUR
ILLUSTRATED STORIES FOR CHILDREN- edited by Martha
Bettis Gee; (E);
Four lands described in
the Bible- Egypt,
RBB-11T CHILDREN OF BIBLICAL LANDS: TEACHER'S
GUIDE- by Martha Bettis Gee; (T);
This guide helps children
learn about the cultures of these four Biblelands. It
includes recipes, songs, and stories.
RBB-12 ONE WINTRY NIGHT
- by Ruth
mountain boy is caught alone in a sudden snowstorm, he
takes refuge in a cabin his grandfather had helped to
build. The woman living there
takes care of him and spends the hours they are snowbound
telling the “Christmas Story from Creation to