Eder River puzzle, new Forerunners card game, new digital resources from Shine are available from Brethren Press

Brethren Press is offering a variety of new resources that combine fun and learning about Brethren history, heritage, theology, and the Bible. The mix of new Brethren Press products includes a jigsaw puzzle of the Eder River, a new Forerunners card game, and new digital resources from Shine, the Sunday school curriculum jointly published with MennoMedia.

Eder River puzzle

This jigsaw puzzle features a photo of the Eder River in central Germany, where the first Brethren baptisms took place in 1708. The photo was taken in 2008 during the 300th anniversary celebration of the Brethren movement by Church of the Brethren photographer Glenn Riegel, who is known for his photography at Annual Conference.

This 432 piece, 18-by-24 inch puzzle comes in a decorative canister and costs $38.99. Order at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EZ332 .


With the full title “Church of the Brethren Forerunners of the Faith,” this revision of an old Brethren Press favorite features 13 people and their interesting roles in Brethren history and heritage. Illustrations are by Mitch Miller, whose bright and cheery style was on display in 25 Days to Jesus, the children’s Advent devotional from Brethren Press.

The forerunners of the faith who are featured: Mattie Dolby, Julia Gilbert, John Kline, Alexander Mack, Sarah Righter Major, Ken Morse, Anna Mow, Gladdys Muir, Christopher Sauer Jr., Ted Studebaker, Samuel Weir, Dan West, and Laura Wine.

Forerunners costs $15. Pre-orders are being taken now at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9780871783035 .


New digital resources from Shine add to the “growing family of digital products” from this Sunday school curriculum. “As congregational needs shift amid the pandemic,” said an announcement, “Shine has re-imagined curriculum products for churches and families to offer digital content that is practical, easy to use, and easy to share.”

The Digital Teacher’s Guides are designed for Sunday school teachers who are working in virtual classrooms. The Digital Resource Packs contain PDF and JPEG versions of all content that would be included in the usual printed packet, allowing teachers to print or show items on a screen–useful for both in-person and online settings. Purchasing a Digital Resource Pack comes with the rights to email or print and share any of the contents with the families of children in the class.

To order Shine resources, both digital and print, go to www.brethrenpress.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=230 .

For more resources from Brethren Press go to www.brethrenpress.com .

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