New Resources Include Summer Guide for Biblical Studies, Curriculum Guide for ‘Seagoing Cowboy’

New resources from Brethren Press include a summer quarter of A Guide for Biblical Studies–the Bible study curriculum for adult Christian education–on the theme “Toward a New Creation,” and a new curriculum guide for the illustrated children’s book “The Seagoing Cowboy.”


Summer ‘Guide for Biblical Studies’

“Toward a New Creation” is the theme for the summer quarter of “A Guide for Biblical Studies” covering the months of June, July, and August. The writer of the lessons and study questions is Jim Eikenberry, co-pastor along with his wife Sue of Mount Wilson Church of the Brethren outside of Lebanon, Pa. The author of the “Out of Context” column is Frank Ramirez, pastor of Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee, Ind. The book is designed for a Sunday school class or small group Bible study, and offers suggestions for daily Bible reading, questions to prepare for the class, a weekly lesson, questions for studying the text together in a small group, and an “Out of Context” column each week. Order one copy for each class participant. Purchase online at for $4.50 per copy, or $7.95 for large print, plus shipping.


Curriculum guide for ‘Seagoing Cowboy’

A new Common Core-based curriculum guide is now available for teachers interested in using the new illustrated hard-back children’s book, “The Seagoing Cowboy,” as an educational resource. The book is about the experience of a “seagoing cowboy” who helped take livestock to a devastated Europe after World War II with Heifer Project, now Heifer International. The book is written by Peggy Reiff Miller and illustrated by Claire Ewart. The curriculum guide is developed by Leigh Courtney, Ph.D., and incorporates Common Core State Standards for literacy and math. It includes discussion questions, activities, sequencing story events, “A Day in the Life of a Seagoing Cowboy” activity sheet, and a “Helping Here at Home” chart.


Download the curriculum guide for free from 

Purchase the book from Brethren Press at for $18.99 plus shipping.

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