Homeschool.com’s Product Reviews
Middle School — Adult
BibleFluency.com offers a fun and creative way to learn the Bible—and it’s free of charge (but you can give a donation if you are so inclined).
The fluency program employs high-quality music, flashcards, workbooks, small group activities, and more to teach students the overarching story of the Bible. It does so by studying the Bible’s 400 most important events, characters, and themes. You can browse the site, listen to the songs, skim the study worksheets, and try out the flashcards. Then when you are ready to start learning, you can download whatever you need. Easy peasy. Convenient. And again, free of charge.
If you are using this material as part of your home schooling curriculum, the site recommends that you wait until your child is in middle school to start – and then take the course at the same time yourself—better yet, make it a family course! The two classes together (Old Testament Fluency in 12 Weeks and New Testament Fluency in 12 Weeks) can fulfill a home education requirement for one year of Bible education. The parent/teacher just needs to follow the teaching curriculum found under the tab “lead a class”.
If you have the funds available, the website recommends that you purchase the Bible Fluency Complete Learning Kit from Weaver Book Company to make the learning experience more enriching (it’s just $50—so you do receive a lot for your money). The items can be used over and over again—for each child in your family, or as a yearly update. As a package, they’re certainly attractive.
This program will help your student grasp the overall story of the Bible and how separate events, stories, and people contribute to the overall, grand story. After your child finishes the program, s/he should be able to recall that the story of Abraham is in Genesis, the “suffering servant” is described by Isaiah, the parable of the Good Samaritan is recorded in Luke—not Matthew, Mark, or John—and “faith apart from works is dead” is in the letter of James.
Do you want your child to be Bible literate? To really know the Bible—rather than learn by rote, which is really, memory without meaning? This is a fun and creative (and maybe free), way to achieve that goal.