Story of the Bible Review


The Story of the Bible Review Set helps teachers tell the story of Jesus as “one beautiful whole” using a simple outline and engaging visuals.

It’s Here!

This has been a large project that has taken a substantial amount of time to put together, but it has blessed me in so many ways. It’s as the Latin proverb says,

“By learning, you will teach; By teaching, you will learn.”

What is the Story of the Bible Review Set?

It’s an aid to help teachers communicate the story of Jesus as “one beautiful whole” using a story of the Bible summary and engaging visuals. The Bible is a large collection of 66 books. However, we can share the story of the Bible in short with learners of any age.

Why is it important to Review?

So, in all subject areas, effective teaching requires repetition. A quick review of previous learning at the start of each lesson is one of the best ways to strengthen knowledge retention. This practice is not only about recalling information, it’s also about building a strong foundational knowledge that we can add to over time.

Story of the Bible Review Set on bulletin board

How does this fit into Bible teaching?

So, a quick review of the whole Bible story at the start of each lesson reinforces an understanding that our learners can build upon. I use the 17 Bible Time Periods as outlined by Bob and Sandra Waldron to frame my whole Bible story review. Our new knowledge can easily be added to previous knowledge as we continue learning more Bible stories, details, and context. When this occurs, our learners can “see” where the new information fits into the Bible story. This leads to a richer understanding of God’s beautiful, eternal plan.

The 17 Bible Time Periods Visuals

Additionally, it so important to engage our visual-learners. I use real-life photos in the background of the visuals to remind learners that these are TRUE events in REAL places. When possible, I use photos taken in the general area of where an event or time period took place. For example, a modern day photo overlooking an area in Jerusalem is used for the backdrop of the “United Kingdom” visual, and a modern day photo of the Appian Way is used as the background for the “Early Church” visual (Acts 28).

What is included in the set?

The Story of the Bible Review Set shares the story of the Bible in chronological order. It comes with one user license that allows the owner to make a copy, download, and print as needed in the home or classroom. The set includes:

  1. 17 Periods of the Bible List
  2. Linking Events and Promises List
  3. The Story of the Bible Review Lesson
  4. 17 Large Bible Periods Visuals
  5. 17 Small Bible Periods Visuals
  6. 3 stars to mark when the promises made to Abraham were fulfilled
  7. Linking event cards that enable the students to “see” the event that connects one Bible period to the next.
Children using the Story of the Bible Review Set in a classroom

Undeniably, I use the Story of the Bible Review Set every single class for review. I pray that your students will love it as much as mine!

Looking for more 17 Bible Time Period resources? Check out the Bible Story Worksheets and the Story of the Bible Trivia Game. You can also visit my shop here and find Teach Me Thy Way on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Please do not distribute your digital downloads to others. Each purchase includes one digital license for the use of a single classroom or a single family home. This practice helps to keep prices affordable for all teachers. Contact me for pricing an organizational license. An organizational license can be shared among teachers of a single school, church, or other organization for the use in multiple classrooms.

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