Deeper Roots – TOS Review

Deeper Roots Publications provides a variety of Bible study programs from 7th grade and up. My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to review the Discovering Our Amazing God.

Discovering Our Amazing God is recommended for 7th grade but can be beneficial to 8th and 9th graders as well. In Discovering Our Amazing God, you child will study Old and New Testament text to learn more about: God’s Wisdom, God’s Power, God’s Creativity, God’s Love, God’s Holiness, God’s Faithfulness, God’s Justice and God’s Mercy.

Various methods are used to help your child read, study and apply Scripture and learn more about God. Scripture memorization, tests, questions, journaling and other writing opportunities are utilized.

In each lesson of Discovering Our Amazing God, your child will be introduced to a people group in the 10-40 window. People who have not had the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

Although Discovering Our Amazing God is a homeschool Bible curriculum, often activities or teacher notes reference the “class” and having a guest speaker. It has a very Sunday School or large group feel to it. You could very easily adjust those suggestions or move on with out completing them.

This study did not turn out to be a good fit for my daughter. When she first opened the book she was a bit turned off by the “cartoon drawings” of Biblical persons/events. While the publishers/authors of this text say this is a feature to engage students, it did not work that way for us. Jesus is not a cartoon baby with a halo. A drawing of a person holding his nose outside Lazarus’ tomb didn’t make us chuckle. I think it is a disservice to our children to “make light” of God’s Word. My daughter felt it very childish.

I was also concerned that a Bible study designed for 7th graders, would recommend watching a popular cartoon version of Esther as a follow up to a  study the book of Esther. Again, our family doesn’t agree with this take on God’s Word.

If you would like to learn more about Discovering Our Amazing God you can view lesson samples at www.deeperroots.com.

Discovering Our Amazing God Teacher’s Manuel is $28.95.

Discovering Our Amazing God Student Text is $19.95.

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Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Review Crew, I received a complimentary copy of this product. No compensation was made. The thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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