Homeschool Review: Story of the Bible, Volume I

Story of the Bible, Volume IPRODUCT

The Story of the Bible, Volume I

COMPANY

TAN Homeschool

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OVERVIEW

If you’re like many in the homeschool world, you instantly recognize the name TAN Books; but, did you know they have recently launched their own homeschool line of products? When TAN Books sent me the textbook, test book, activity book, teacher’s manualaudio drama, and DVD lecture seriesI have to be honest, friends – I. was. excited! The Story of the Bible product line follows the Schoolhouse Model, which caters to children of all ages, making this product’s use incredibly versatile and cost effective for families with children in multiple grades. The textbook, test book* and DVD lecture series are targeted to middle schoolers. Your middle schooler will have the option to read Chapter 1, watch chapter 1, and then take the test on Chapter 1. The DVDs help reinforce what is read in the chapter and allow mom the opportunity to take a more hands off approach, if she chooses. The activity book and teacher’s manual** are perfect for elementary kiddos. The audio drama is targeted for both elementary and middle school kiddos, with its engaging sound effects, music and voice acting. At the time of this review, three of the six product pieces are available for shipment. The final three products will be ready for shipment at the end of July 2015.

*textbook and test book are companion pieces

**activity book and teacher’s manual are companion pieces

PRICE AT THE TIME OF REVIEW

$14.99-$39.95* for individual items

$99.95** for the complete set

*From now until the end of August 2015, use the coupon code HS2015 to get $20 toward your purchase!

**This introductory price is only valid until July 31, 2015

FEATURES

  • covers elementary and middle school
  • textbook & test book
  • test pages are perforated for easy removal, answers are at the back of the test book
  • activity book & teacher’s manual
  • audio drama {CDs}
  • DVD lecture series

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REASON FOR PRODUCT

TAN Homeschool saw the need for versatile products that would allow moms to decide how best to school their children. Because of its schoolhouse model, families can decide which method works best with each child, from any combination of textbook and test book, to textbook plus video or activity book. Mom has full control over what works best. She can work with little Timmy while he works on his art project that reinforces concepts she taught earlier in the day, or allow Jonathan to work independently while she throws in a load of laundry or puts a little one down for a nap. Versatility is truly key in this product.

DECLARATIONS

  • Story of the Bible is adapted from TAN’S Bible History, which was printed in the 1930’s and received an Imprimatur.

THE GOOD

  • follows schoolhouse model
  • super interactive with various methods to reach students where they are {CDs, DVD lectures, textbooks, activity book}
  • budget friendly

THE BAD

  • none reported

TESTIMONIALS

  • yours could be FIRST
  • share your experience in the comments

DETAILS AT A GLANCE

Intended for: families, anyone using schoolhouse model
Good for grades: elementary and middle school
Parent/teacher involvement level: moderate to high, depending on needs of student
Prep time: medium when used on your own
Teacher’s manual: available for purchase and used with the activity book
Educational philosophy: schoolhouse model
Catholic: yes

OVERALL RATING

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DISCLOSURE AND ACCURACY OF REVIEW

Catholic Sistas was not paid to do this review – the publisher offered free materials in exchange for an honest review of this product. All reviews are current as of the publish date. If you notice that a review contains information that is no longer accurate, please email us at Homeschool@CatholicSistas.com and we will be happy to amend this review.


THE GIVEAWAY

IS CLOSED

AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED – LAURA RANKIN!

To enter, simply answer the following question in the comments below:

“Why do you want to win The Story of the Bible?” 

THE LOOT

ONE lucky winner will win an ENTIRE set of The Story of the Bible, Volume I {the Old Testament}, which includes the textbook, test book, activity book, teacher’s manual, audio drama {CDs}, and the DVD lecture series, a value of $154!

THE RULES

One entry per person, please.

Giveaway will end at 10 p.m. CST on Monday, June 29 {comments will be closed upon deadline}

35 comments
  • Denise Boyle DaughertyJune 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    I would love to win The Story of the Bible to use with my home schooled children and schooled children to bridge the gap between.ReplyCancel

  • imagine6June 26, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Even if you’re not a full-time homeschooler, this would be great for supplementary Catholic education at home! I’m thinking this would be a wonderful tool for an at-home Sunday school. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CMerieJune 26, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    I would love to win to be able to learn more about the bible along with my children.ReplyCancel

  • NinaJune 26, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    This would work great for combining both of my kids Religion classes.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea espinozaJune 26, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    This will be our first year homeschooling and we are excited and scared:). trying to build up our curriculum with great material has been our summer goal. This bible study unit would be a great addition to our home.ReplyCancel

  • AmyJune 26, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Yes, I would really love to win this set!! We are just starting our homeschooling journey on a very tight budget. Thank you for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Macrina SalazarJune 26, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Would love this for my first year of homeschooling my 3rd & 2nd graders!ReplyCancel

  • Lena FloresJune 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

    I would love to add this to our family devotional for the year.ReplyCancel

  • Camille MalucciJune 26, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    I would love to use this to homeschool my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin CutlerJune 26, 2015 - 7:14 pm

    It looks wonderful to use for my kids.ReplyCancel

  • Charity ShepherdJune 26, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    I would love to win and share with my family, as a home study for every one!ReplyCancel

  • Heather KroegerJune 26, 2015 - 8:20 pm

    I would love vto win because its something we can do together.ReplyCancel

  • Priscilla Lissette BensonJune 26, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    I would love to win this program because I like all the different components and how it can work for various grade levels.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Thibodeaux HighJune 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm

    I would love to win this because I believe it would help my four children to understand the readings at daily Mass better. I want them to have a thorough knowledge of the Bible because that knowledge will lead them to know, love, and serve God and finally get to Heaven. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Buffi ManousJune 26, 2015 - 10:28 pm

    I would lov to win this to help my daughter homeschool her twins.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon FlahertyJune 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm

     would love to win this for my daughter to use as part of her curriculum.ReplyCancel

  • Frances LibertoJune 27, 2015 - 1:30 am

    I would love to win this to help my children come to know, love, and live what the Bible teaches.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Pedrozo BirosJune 27, 2015 - 1:44 am

    I would love to win “The Story of the Bible” because it would work for all my ages and it will help give them a deeper appreciation of the depth of our Faith.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole LockhartJune 27, 2015 - 3:27 am

    I would love to win this because this poorly catechized mother could use a solid resource no only to educate her children but herself as well.ReplyCancel

  • Emma MoranJune 27, 2015 - 7:47 am

    My boys and I would love a chance to try this program free – who wouldn’t?!ReplyCancel

  • Jill BoyleJune 27, 2015 - 8:53 am

    What a great product. After listening to the short audio example, I would love to hear more.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Nichols RankinJune 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    My kids need this. (I need this). What a great thing to do! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jacie BrengmanJune 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm

    I was raised Protestant, so I received LOTS of Bible training but unfortunately all with Protestant slant. Am a Catholic convert and homeschooling my kids, so I need a Catholic Bible resource! I love how traditional and beautiful TAN products are. Such a wonderful company! Would love our family to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer VillellaJune 27, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    Would love to win because I am a curriculum addictt. Love new books and materialslReplyCancel

  • KimJune 27, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    So I can use it with my kids.ReplyCancel

  • LoraJune 27, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Would love to win this! Definitely need to learn this to pass on to my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie LundholmJune 29, 2015 - 7:59 am

    I would love to win this for my children. We are only in our 2nd year of homeschooling and finding great curriculum is still stressful for this momma. As I read the review and saw that this is from Tan it literally made my eyes misty as I LOVE Tan books and how simply and profoundly they speak. That is enough for me to know my 7th, 5th and 2nd graders would all benefit from this study. Not only that, I’ve been searching for a bible/history study for them for weeks, but hadn’t settled on one yet, so just knowing this is out there is an answer to my prayers. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Juliann HarveyJune 29, 2015 - 3:55 pm

    I would love to win this because this is my first year in homeschooling with my son. He’ll be starting middle school and I’ve been looking for an engaging CATHOLIC Bible curriculum that will keep him interested as well as learning. This seems to be exactly what I was looking for with the DVDs, textbook, and test book. He is extremely excited about starting homeschooling and I want to keep that excitement fueled as we add Catholic values and lessons to our overall homeschool experience. He will be taking a few classes like PE and band at the public school, but I have a great feeling that he’s going to be talking up how much he likes the classes at home! I will also be able to use this set for when my younger daughter hits middle school and also phases out of public school into a Catholic-based homeschool setting. Maybe she’ll even get interested in it sooner!ReplyCancel

  • AnthonyJune 29, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    I have long been a fan of TAN’s traditional offerings. As a homeschool family with 4 in 1st-6th grades, a set of The Story of the Bible would be wonderful in forming the childrens’ faith.ReplyCancel

  • SheenaJune 29, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    I would love to win this because we just finished our first year of homeschooling and religion is our favorite class. There is always something new to learn!ReplyCancel

  • Kate SchupbachJune 29, 2015 - 8:25 pm

    This sounds like a great addition to any home!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJune 29, 2015 - 9:50 pm

    I would LOVE to use this in my religious education classroom! I think both the children and I would love it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica RodriguezJune 30, 2015 - 12:59 am

    I would love to win this entire package to be able to more fully teach the Faith to my children. I certainly could use some help and love the cd, dvd inclusion. Thank you for this opportunity. God blesdReplyCancel

  • Gabriela PedrozaJune 30, 2015 - 3:08 am

    What is not to like? A wonderful resource for our family to share with my husband who wants to become Catholic 😉ReplyCancel

  • […] If you’re like many in the homeschool world, you instantly recognize the name TAN Books; but, did you know they have recently launched their own homeschool line of products? When TAN Books sent me the textbook, test book, activity book, teacher’s manual, audio drama, and DVD lecture series, I have to be honest, friends – I. was. excited! The Story of the Bible product line follows the Schoolhouse Model, which caters to children of all ages, making this product’s use incredibly versatile and cost effective for families with children in multiple grades.  See the whole review here. […]ReplyCancel