What gives a person value? What provides purpose for a life? Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? helps students understand what it means to be made in the image of God. Each lesson in the book features an introduction to the main topic, learning objectives, a narrative story, thought-provoking questions, important vocabulary words, two Bible memory verses, interesting interdisciplinary topics, Godly character traits for students to demonstrate, a prayer, and a worldview portion.
The worldview sections provide a youth’s perspective on being a Muslim, a Mormon, a New Age spiritualist, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Communist, etc., allowing students to see the difference between these belief systems and Christianity. Probing questions help students think through how various religions compare to what God tells us in His Word. This study will result in many terrific, and very needed, discussions with our children about how to live a life devoted to our Lord. It will also address many questions about self-image and how to glorify the Lord with our lives.
This study is scheduled for the parent to work through with the student twice weekly in the Missions to Modern Marvels Teacher’s Guide. One of the huge benefits of moving the child’s history and science readings to being done independently, as Charlotte Mason definitely advocated, is that it opens up our teaching time to be spent in training our children’s characters, hearts, and minds.
This being the case, we use a discussion-based focus, rather than a notebooking focus for this study, as the topics automatically lead to personal and timely discussions with your teens! Plus, in the middle school and high school years, it is so important to keep a dialogue flowing between parent and child on important topics that matter for eternity, and this study will help you do that! This is a beautiful study with terrific life applications, and we are excited to schedule it in our guide.
This book focuses on…
- God made me in His image and crowned me with glory.
- He has given me special gifts and a unique purpose in life.
- I can creatively express God’s love.
- I am meant to think about beautiful and praiseworthy things, especially God and His Word.
- I must make decisions based on God’s truth.
- I can always know the wise thing to do.
- I must cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in my life.
- I am a beloved child of God whose true identity is found in Christ.
You can view a sample of this book (along with the Table of Contents) here.