The new special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Committee on the Uniform Series is just one of the Spring specials from Brethren Press. The Church of the Brethren publishing house is offering special discount prices on children’s Bible storybooks, through March, and free downloadable children’s resources to accompany the illustrated storybook Maria’s Kit of Comfort. Also now available is the most recent Covenant Bible Study titled The Circle of Paul.
Special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies
The new special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies is intended for small group studies this March, April, and May, but may be used at any time. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Committee on the Uniform Series and the International Sunday School Lessons that have formed the biblical basis of Brethren Press’s quarterly adult curriculum for more than 130 years.
Brethren Press has gathered 13 previously published Guide lessons, each by a different writer, that focus on the theme of life in Christ. This collection “mirrors the best of who we are and what we believe as the Church of the Brethren, and illustrates what’s possible when we collaborate well with other members of the body of Christ,” said an announcement. Purchase from Brethren Press at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9903
The Circle of Paul
This Covenant Bible Studies paperback designed for small group study is written by Mary Jessup. Said a description: “We often picture the apostle Paul as a solitary figure who traveled, preached, and wrote letters alone. Reading the epistles and the book of Acts, however, we discover Paul had quite a circle of associates. In this study, we examine Paul’s relationships with Jews and Gentiles, women and men, congregations and their leaders, and those in authority. We meet travel companions, like Barnabas and Silas, and others who are less familiar. As we explore the stories of Paul, we will realize how varied and complex relationships are for all of us. We’ll understand why Paul put Jesus Christ at the center of every relationship, and why we’re called to do the same.”. Purchase from Brethren Press at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9780871783097.
Easter special on Bible storybooks
Two Bible storybooks from the Shine curriculum are offered at a special discount. “Shine Bible story books are a great way to nurture faith!” said an announcement from Brethren Press. “Take advantage of special Easter pricing this March and encourage God’s light to shine in your children.”
The Shine On hardback family story Bible with more than 150 stories and full-color illustrations may be purchased for $15 (regular price $24.99) at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1983.
All Together, a paperback story Bible for elementary age children, with cartoon-style illustrations, may be purchased for $5 (regular price $10.99) at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80885.
This sale ends March 31.
Also free for use with children are downloadable activity pages to accompany Maria’s Kit of Comfort, a hardback illustrated children’s book about the ministry of Children’s Disaster Services. The resources include ideas for children’s ministry for ministers and Sunday school teachers, and activity pages. Go to www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9780871783073.
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