I received Modern Parables for free as part of my job working with Compass. I want to offer my unbiased opinions below, along with my affiliate link to their sale this week.
I started working for Compass Classroom last summer and was introduced to all of their products. Having a visual learner you can imagine what a great fit their dvd curriculum is for our family.
Of all their current curriculum I am most excited we have started watching Modern Parables.
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Each lesson starts with a 13-17 minute show. Real actors acting out a literal “modern parable”. No puppets, no animation, no song & dance – these are real believable life situations all relevant to today’s culture. Situations my 10yr old son understands.
After each show a pastor then gives a short 13-17 minute video lecture on the parable.
What did Jesus mean when He said …
How does this look in your life today …
Using Modern Parables as our family bible time has sparked some great discussions we normally do not enjoy during “bible time” curriculum.
We start off comfortable together because we’re all sitting on the couch. No pencils, no right or wrong answers, no tests. The study guide offers questions, but we focus on what my 10 year old wants to talk about. For my visual learner this makes more of an impact than listening to another bible story while trying to practice being attentive.
Rather than timelines, family trees, chronological book lists, or historical facts, the video pitches meaty faith focused discussions. My son has been in the bible since Kindergarten. He knows the stories by heart, but what about his relatiosnhip with Christ? Is that growing as much as memorizing kings, villians, or scripture verses?
Compass helps me ask the question, can you see your faith in action?
Modern Parables does not hit you over the head nor take a hell fire and brimstone approach to sharing Christ’s teachings. This bible curriculum has made the parables real, relevant, and refreshing.
Modern Parables is perfect for family bible study (children 10yrs+), homeschool co-ops, church small groups, or husband/wife bible study time.