Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I often receive emails asking about devotionals to use with your children. After my last post, many of you wrote to ask what are some good devotionals for upper elementary to middle school aged students.

I began writing a devotional for this age, but it has been put on the back burner for now while I complete some other projects for Apologia. However, in the mean time, my children are reading the New Testament using a reading guide I created. They read the section listed at the top, answer the questions and then we get together to discuss what they learned during devotions.

I am including this reading guide in this blog post (I hope it works!) so that you can use it if you wish.

It will take my children about 46 days or so to read through the entire New Testament. It's been really great for them because although they know so many Bible stories and have read and memorized sections of the Bible, there is a lot that surprises them.

During our discussion time, I also ask them if there was anything they did not understand. That will usually launch us into a good in-depth chat.

This is really been a great tool for the kids. They are in the Word and I can tell it's really been good for them spiritually.

Here is the link to this document. It was created with WORD. If you have trouble downloading it, let me know.

New Testament Reading


LaRessie said...

Can you share this guide in a pdf? I don't have word and can't open it. Thanks so much.

Berry Patch said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's awesome!

Bookworm said...

Thank you Jeannie! You continue to amaze me!

I am so appreciative for all you do for the homeschool community! THANK YOU!

God is glorified through you!

Love and joy in Jesus,

Angie said...

This looks like exactly what I need. DO you think it would work with 11yos?

Sandee said...

Hi Jeannie,

I enjoyed reading your blog. I, too, am on the homeschool journey. Coming from a teaching background, this is nothing like I expected it to be. Home educating is full of blessings and challenges.

Thank you for the New Testament reading list. I am going to use it over the summer with my children. (BTW - Galatians seems to be missing... :-)