“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 (NIV)
With that verse in mind, it was a wonderful moment when Isaiah and I were chosen to review Teen Prasso from Prasso Ministries.
First, the word “prasso” is a Greek word that means to repeatedly, continually, and habitually practice. What better name for a product that is for Bible class than one that reflects the true practicing of God’s word? LOVE IT!
The basis of this product is this:
- Daily Student workbook (or journal) to get the teens in God’s Word
- Weekly teaching lesson to help instruct and illustrate all of the ideas and principles of God’s Word
- Weekly small group or parent/teen discussion to dig deeper into the weekly lesson
Now comes The Student Workbook (or journal), it is a book that is designed to engage young people. It is a small (6.5 x 11) glory covered spiral bound book. The drawings and text font are fun and make it seem more age appropriate. There is a lot of work in this mighty little book!
There are 12 Lessons which equals 12 Weeks of work.
Here are the Lessons:
- God Your Heavenly Father
- God’s Love
- Why Doesn’t 1 + 2 Add up in My Life?
- It’s All-Out War
- The Enemy’s Lies…and There They Lead
- Two Brothers – Pride and Selfishness
- Pars, putting it all into practice
- The Journey
Each Lesson is broken down into a full 7 days worth of work.
- Read Bible verses
- Write out specific Bible verses (including a memory verse)
- Study questions and space for answers
- Questions for group session
- What meant the most during the week
- What Bible verse meant the most
- Group discussion – A question and answer session with parent or teacher
Last comes the Teaching Lessons book for the parent or small group leader. This is another spiral bound glossy covered book. It is 8.5 x 11 and it is chock full of goodness! It is a 13 Lesson layout, which equals 12 weeks of study. The Lesson titles vary compared to the Student book.
Here are the Teaching Lessons:
- Week 1: The Right Beginning (an Introduction to this study, and the journal for the student)
- Week 2: The Map
- Week 3: The Bridge
- Week 4: The Storms
- Week 5: The Enemy
- Week 6: Full Testimony
- Week 7: Two Opposing Fears
- Week 8: Anger
- Week 9: Forgiveness
- Week 10: Pride
- Week 11: Refocus
- Week 12: Prasso
- Week 13: Eternal Eyeglasses
Each lesson is laid out to help the teacher ask the right questions and lead the student along the correct path. This Teaching Lessons book is set to follow a story about two teenage brothers. The story is broken down into sections, with important lessons being taught along their journey. It helps draw in the reader and listeners because it makes it more real.
There are Bible verses sprinkled throughout the lesson being read, questions to ask, and tips included to help the teacher get the point across.
This product can be used in a small group setting or as a parent/teen Bible course.
How This Product Worked for Us
This is one of the best Bible courses that I have been able to use with my teenager. It makes him accountable to get in the Word himself and truly study. The weekly lesson is a time for both of us to sit and read (he listens) and for some light discussion. Then he is able to take 20-30 minutes a day to work in his workbook.
He has used this for the past few weeks and I can see a distinct change in his mannerisms as well as how he responds to situations around the house.
We usually do our lesson on Sunday evenings, so that he can complete his journal throughout the following week. Then on Saturday we recap and go over the group discussion page.
This product would do well in a Youth Group setting as there are so many different opinions in a small group.
We enjoyed this product and the story that we read during the weekly lesson. The Teaching book is a wonderful tool full of information that I found incredibly helpful as I was reading to Isaiah. I enjoyed the time spent with him in deep discussion about the vastly important things in life.
It is an absolute joy to see my young one reaching, stretching, and grasping at adulthood yet helping him to become tethered to the truth.
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I hope you enjoyed this review of this teen Bible curriculum and visit again soon to see what else the kids and I get into!
In His Grace.