Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beauty in the Heart by Doorposts: A TOS Crew Review

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Beauty in the Heart by Doorposts

From their website:
"Beauty in the Heart contains 86 days of study plus 49 more suggested studies—enough to fuel serious Bible study for more than a year!  Designed for young ladies age 10-12 and up, these studies are also appropriate for ladies’ Bible study groups, girls’ clubs, and for young men who want to understand godly beauty (alternate questions for young men are included in the back of the book). 

What does the Bible say about beauty? What attitudes does God value in a young woman’s heart? What actions are characteristic in the life of a truly beautiful woman? What attitudes and actions detract from, or even render disgusting, a woman’s physical beauty?

Discover answers to these questions while you learn how to mine for the riches that are hidden in God’s Word. While studying godly beauty in Beauty in the Heart, you will also learn the fundamentals of different Bible study methods. In this book, you will learn how to:
  • Use a concordance
  • Study a specific topic in the Bible
  • Perform a character study
  • Use marginal study notes
  • Study a verse, passage, or entire chapter or book of the Bible
  • Find the original word used in a passage and how it is used in other passages
  • Use free Bible study tools on computers and mobile devices
Ten in-depth studies focus on godly women like Ruth and Esther, and on what the Bible says about discretion, modesty, adornment, true beauty, and more."

Cost: $14.00

Special bonus: use the coupon "beautystudy" in your shopping cart to get a free instant-download PDF copy of the Bible study when you order the printed workbook (special ends 8/31).

VIEW PDF SAMPLE PAGES (Table of Contents, Introduction, and Study 3, Beauty in Trusting God)

 Doorposts was one of the first gems I discovered my first year of homeschooling.  They specialize in providing Bible-based parenting and character training materials designed especially for homeschool families.  Their products have greatly shaped the Bentz Test Laboratory over the years,  their "If  - Then" chart was proudly displayed for many years, and helped us through many early discipline trials. :-)

Beauty in the Heart is a Bible study for you and your daughters - ages 10-12.  I have a beautiful 10 year old tester that was eager to begin a new study.  The main focus is on understanding TRUE beauty and learning how to study the Bible at the same time.

The Inductive study method is taught throughout.  Read, Observe, Interpret, Organize and Apply.  One of the beautiful things about this method of Bible study, is learning to listen to what the Bible is teaching, and not what a Bible Teacher is teaching.

The Nine Studies include:

  • Beauty in Submission: An Inductive Study in 1 Peter
  • Beauty in the Heart: A Verse Study on 1 Peter 3:3-4
  • Beauty in Trusting God: A Character Study of Sarah
  • Beauty in Humility: A Book Study of Esther
  • Beauty in Modesty: A Verse Study of 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Beauty in Serving: A Word and Topical Study
  • Beauty without Discretion: A Verse Study of Proverbs 11:22
  • Beauty in Crisis: A Chapter Study of 1 Samuel 25
  • Beauty in the Gates: A Study of Ruth
  • Beauty in Review

I really liked the sidebars throughout this study.  They offer definitions, online and app suggestions, application points, and many other useful tidbits from the author!  The study is well organized, and very easty to understand.

My daughter and I choose to work on this together, discussing as we went along. (Older girls could easily work on this independently)  This is a very comprehensive study!  Plenty of topics you can dive deeply into.  We will be working together on this study for quite some time.  It's not a fill-in-the-blank type of study, rather a path of discovery together for you and your daughters.

I think this would make an excellent study for a small group of mothers and daughters to work together on as well.

If you want solid, Biblical products to help you on your homeschool journey - you will certainly want to check out Doorposts!  Other members of the TOS Crew reviewed the companion study for boys: Because You Are Strong,  I'm adding this to my son's study schedule too!

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