There are 27 Cards to the set which would be one card for each book of the New Testament Mathew all the way to Revelations. The New Testament series comes with a card that gives you an overview of all the books. There is a chart that shows you the name of the books in order, the theme , the date the book was written, the author and how many chapters are in that particular book. You will find all this information as well on each of the cards.
On the front of the individual cards you will find a brief summary of that particular book of the bible. For Example the Matthew card tells us that it was the first book of the New testament ever written. It tells of Jesus calling his disciples to come follow him. Other interesting facts such as that Mark and Luke did not mention Matthew's past as a tax collector but Matthew did ! What a demonstration of humility.
In the upper right corner you see the number of chapters, the author (in this case Matthew was a tax collector and also known as Levi) A small timeline chart to show you when it was written. At the very bottom the general theme. In this case Jesus is the King. At the top of the card is a number so that you can order the cards by books.
On the back of the card you are given more information. It starts with an outline of what the contents are of the book and it shows you which verses you will find this information. For example Matthew starts with The Presentation of the King 1-10 and so on.
The next section shares with you the key chapters and lets you know what those are about. Such as ... 13- Parables.
The third section gives you a list of Key passages. My cards are NIV. For example 1:23 "Behold the virgin shall be with child... Immanuel... Prophecy of virgin birth of Jesus fulfilled.
At the bottom you find Key doctrines which gives you several verses you can look up and key people.
(in this case Andew, Annas, Caiaphas, John the Baptist, Herod, Pilate, and Simon of Cyrene.
How we used the Cards:
Our first goal was to learn the books of the bible. I laid out the cards and had the kids put them in order. You have to do this face down because there is a number order on the front of the card. We started with a couple of cards (about 4) and then would add to them each day. The kids have gotten pretty good at doing this. It has become a game to see who can go the fastest. The younger guys are still working on the gospels.
After this we worked on reading the summaries and memorizing a few key verses. In the morning we have a group morning family meeting. During that time we would read the cards and work on the verses we wanted to learn. The kids surprised me because they really had fun with them. There is a guide as well on the Wizzy Gizmo website sharing ideas on how to use the cards. You will find it at Fast Track Bible Pack : New Testament scroll down a bit toward the bottom for this information. There is a list of suggested ideas by age!
I really think that these would be great as you work through your bible reading. Each card would make a wonderful opening to a bible study on that particular book and a nice review at the end looking up all the verses that are shared.
We really enjoyed the New Testament Series. I know I will use these in our homeschool and in our church environment. I can only hope and watch for the Old Testament cards.
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