Church of the Brethren Newsline
June 8, 2017
New resources from Brethren Press include “Women of the Hebrew Bible” by Paula Bowser, the latest in the Covenant Bible Studies series. Also available this summer are curriculum for adults from A Guide for Biblical Studies, and a new summer quarter from the Shine curriculum for children jointly published by Brethren Press and MennoMedia.
Women of the Hebrew Bible
This book offers 10 studies on fascinating women. “All are noteworthy; some are notorious. Some are so obscure as to be almost forgotten. Others are so well-known that we take them for granted,” said a description. “They invite us to study them prayerfully and carefully, and to take their witness seriously.” The book includes chapters on Lady Wisdom; Eve; Tamar; the daughters of Zelophehad; Deborah, Jael, and Judith; Abigail; the Queen of Sheba; the widow of Zarephath; the girl who served Naaman; and Huldah. The Covenant Bible Studies series is published by Brethren Press for people committed to living authentic Christian lives. Each 10-session study encourages small groups to reflect, pray, and learn together. Purchase one copy for each member of a study group.
A Guide for Biblical Studies
“God’s Urgent Call” written by Glenn E. Bollinger is the summer book in this Bible study series for adult Sunday school classes and small groups. Frank Ramirez writes the “Out of Context” feature. The summer quarter covers June, July, and August, and offers daily NRSV scriptures, lessons, and questions for both individual preparation and classroom use. The curriculum follows the International Sunday School Lessons/Uniform Series. Purchase one copy per student, per quarter.
“Following God” is the Shine theme for summer 2017. During the summer, the curriculum is offered for early childhood classes, multiage groups that combine elementary ages, and junior youth classes. Resources include teacher guides, student leaflets, poster packs, music CDs, the “Shine On” story Bible, and more. Find a listing of the Shine resources for the summer quarter at www.brethrenpress.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=227 .
Order these and other resources by calling Brethren Press at 800-441-3712 or purchase online at www.brethrenpress.com .
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