Monday, May 31, 2010

The Scripture Sleuth

Bill and I got this series of books when we attended the Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati back in April. Similar to Encyclopedia Brown (the author said he was inspired by Encyclopedia) Concord Cunningham solves mysteries using clues that he relates to a bible verse that helps the reader figure out the solution.
Every summer for the last couple of years we read by candlelight and flashlight on the porch each evening in our jammies. The kids look forward to this as much as Bill and I do.
The original idea was to read a chapter of  The Scripture Sleuth and then read from our other novel. Well we have never gotten to the second book because we all love solving the mysteries that's all the kids want to read! The stories have clues and then a bible verse is given that will provide the solution. Bill reads aloud and then all the kids look the Bible verse up and read it. Then we talk about the verse and share the different versions that all our Bibles have. Then we discuss how that solves the mystery and then we check that with the solution in the back of the book.
I can't say enough good things about these books! They are such a great way for kids to use their Bible and really read and study verses in an interactive way. We bought everything in the series which was five books. The author said that he planned more in the future which is good news for us because we are all hooked!


Laura said...

I've been looking for a new Bible study to do with the kids! Perfect! Thanks for the info :)

Gretchen said...

What a great way to spend time together!!