This eighth volume in The Bible for School and Home series focuses on the spreading of the Kingdom of God on earth. It consists of the lessons on St. Mark and the first eight chapters of Acts,taken from the Church of Ireland Sunday School Lessons, Calendar III. Also included are chapters on the three church festivals referenced in these lessons: Easter, Ascension Day, and Pentecost.
All eight volumes in The Bible for School and Home series, used in Charlotte Mason’s schools, are intended for parents and teachers to use in preparing Bible lessons for the children in their charge. Each of the volumes contains two dozen or more lessons, preceded by the same lengthy introduction to sound teaching practices, a section which is well worth reading. For each lesson, Smyth specifies the Biblical passages to cover, then provides background information you can incorporate in your telling of the story to gain the interest of your children, carefully framed questions you can use to draw their attention to the main points, and ways you might direct the conversation to stir their affections and their actions.
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