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1. Can I use the Picture Smart Bible with
my first grader?
We have a K-3 curriculum that would be ideal for a first grader. However, some parents with older children want
to keep them using the same program. The 4-Adult the Picture Smart Bible works best, of course, with 4
grade through adult. If a child can trace, he can do PSB lesson. Young children with good eye-hand coordination
won't have a problem tracing the lines and coloring in the smaller shapes. However, many parents of
Kindergarten-3rd grade are using the 4-Adult with them by allowing the younger children to color the Master
Drawing while older ones are tracing the Student Sheet. The hear-see-do method still works for maximum retention.
Most adults enjoy and profit from the Picture Smart Bible as much as young people.
2. Can I teach a lesson to my entire
Bible class of 25 students?
Absolutely. Even more students will be fine. The content is engaging (because it's
God's powerful Word!) and the method is different so they'll be attentive and involved. You may want to circulate a
bit to encourage them to be neat and careful with their drawings just like you would with any other
3. Can the Picture Smart
Bible be used with adults or do they think it's immature? How do adults react to
Most adults will appreciate the different approach. For example, if adults were
studying a book of the Bible in a Sunday school class or small group, the the Picture Smart Bible could be used at
the beginning of the study because of the helpful overview it provides. Also, parents and grandparents can sit with
their children and grandchildren and learn a book together in a church setting.
4. How many lessons are there and how long does it take to teach each
Generally speaking, there is one Master Drawing for each Bible book. However, we
have combined some of the smaller books on one page (ie. Ezra/Nehemiah: one page, minor prophets: 4 to a page) Each
of the 49 lessons are 6-8 pages in length. Teachers may start and stop at any point. We have found most parents
take 15 minutes/day, 4 days/week for one lesson. This gives ample time for discussion, coloring etc. Christian
School and Sunday School classes often divide one lesson into 2 class sessons.
5. How is each lesson divided into
They're not divided because we know homeschooling parents and Christian school
teachers have different daily times devoted to the study of God's Word. You're free to make your own divisions that
meet your needs. It's easy to stop at any number of places in each book and then pick it up the next day. The
freedom to plan with your timeframe in mind is another reason The Picture-Smart Bible is also easy for youth
pastors, Sunday school teachers, and camp directors to use.
6. Do I have to read the scripts
No, but you'll want to stay close to the script because of the excellent details
included and the prompts to trace each part of the picture. You can use your own words, if you prefer but that
would require more preparation.
7. Can I use these pictures, but use an
actual Bible rather than the script?
You'll need to use the script because the directions for the drawings are in the
script and they relate to the plot development. Scriptures are listed in the body of the script so you can pause
and have students read the exact verses anytime you want.
8. What do I have to have in order to use
the Picture Smart Bible?
The script from the Picture Smart Bible for the parent/teacher and a student sheet
for each participant, which you'll copy from the back of the manual. You'll complete a picture while teaching, too,
either on a transparency, using an overhead projector if you have many students, or at the table with your
children. Each person will also need colored pencils, crayons, or markers. If the children will be doing many
lessons or books, they'll appreciate folders or three-ring binders where they can keep the drawings.
9. I can't draw and I don't even like to
draw, but my kids do. Am I really going to be able to use the Picture-Smart Bible
We provide a Drawing Practice lesson mostly for fun. Otherwise "drawing" consists
of tracing a dotted line. You'll be successful because you just have to be able to trace the dotted lines. You'll
also be successful because your children will enjoy it and spur you on.
10. What is your doctrinal
We have attempted to share Bible truths without doctrinal commentary. After 10
years of distribution, no negative comments have been received by our office, we believe that we have succeeded in
that goal. It is also true that the Student Sheets are blank, giving parents/teachers full control over words used
on the sheet. Our Statement of Faith is available for the asking.
11. Is the
CD compatible with a PC or Mac?
The CD will work with either MAC or PC computers and is driven by Adobe Acrobat
Reader which is also on the file. No other software is necessary.
12. What are
the copyright restrictions?
The copyright page which prefaces the resource section in the manual, permits
purchasing organizations to copy Student Sheets for their group (home, church, school, home school coop). Copying
for the purpose of selling or distributing is prohibited.