Keep the gospel central in your home with this complete and easy-to-use downloadable activity pack to be used with the beloved family devotional Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. This five-day home activity supplement empowers parents as they homeschool or lead family devotions to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Each of the 78 lessons focuses on highlighting the gospel of grace through the stories of the Old Testament.
Machowski’s fun learning activities, while centered on the Bible story of the week, span a wide range of subjects ranging from Bible study and writing to evaluating works of art and puzzle-solving. Not to leave the preschooler and lower elementary student out of the fun, the supplement includes coloring pages for all 78 stories in the book. Parents will appreciate weekly teaching helps which provide them a deeper understanding of the lesson.
The downloadable supplement contains all-new teaching material, 78 weekly homework assignments with answer keys, and 78 coloring pages. Designed for four- to twelve-year-old children. Long Story Short Home Activity Supplement reinforces the strong Bible teaching of the popular devotional and enhances its usefulness in any home.
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, and The Ology. He and his wife Lois have six children and two grandchildren, and they reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
"Long Story Short is the best material for family devotions I've ever seen. If you're looking for something careful, creative, and Christ-centered without being corny, confusing, or condescending, look no further. Pastors would be wise to buy this book by the boxful and get a copy into the hands of each family in their church."
Justin Taylor, Blogger at The Gospel Coalition; managing editor of the ESV Study Bible
"This is simply an outstanding book, and Christian families need it right now. I have never seen a devotional book that is so well suited to family devotions and to children, even as it is faithful in relating biblical truth. This book will help any Christian parent lead family devotions that will be memorable, faithful, and practical for Christian living. I'll admit this too, parents will find that they love the stories, illustrations, and learning suggestions along with their children. Marty Machowski has written a wonderful book."
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"I love the simplicity and practicality of Long Story Short. Marty Machowski gives parents a valuable resource to make disciples in our homes by highlighting the gospel story and the Hero of Scripture. I plan to strongly encourage the use of this book throughout our entire network of churches."
Scott Thomas, Pastor of Pastoral Development at The Journey Church
"In Long Story Short, Marty Machowski provides what my wife and I needed when we were struggling to find good tools to disciple our young children. We got by, but this resource would have helped us so much. I envy the parents who will have it available to them. It is simple, interactive, and faithful to Scripture. It avoids the pitfalls of moralism that is prevalent in much of the children's Bible literature today. Marty insists that you and your children meet Jesus and see the gospel of grace in every story. I can't recommend this resource enough."
Timothy S. Lane, Former Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation; coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making
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