The book of Job? You have got to be kidding me.
That’s what I thought when I heard our Bible Bowl topics for Lads to Leaders convention this upcoming year. We will be studying the books of Ruth, Esther, and Job with our children – from now until April 15.
The book of Job would not have been my first choice of study topics with my children, but that’s one of the great things about Lads to Leaders. It makes me dive in, study, and think about something that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. So, since we would be studying these books, I wanted to make the most of it. I don’t want us to just read and memorize. I want us to understand what we’re reading.
I believe that we do better, especially the kids, when we can put a picture with what we’re studying. I could find study material that did that for the books of Ruth and Esther, but not for Job. For Job, all of the kids’ study material I found covered the beginning and end of Job’s story, but skipped all the chapters in the middle. So, we decided to create our own.
Here it is: Job for Kids by Kids.pdf
It’s a PDF file with a one-page worksheet for each chapter.
Making this workbook was a summer project for my family. I’m so proud of my kids for sticking with this. We sat down and looked at one chapter each day, talked about what was being said in that chapter, and came up with a worksheet to help other kids gain an understanding.
My oldest daughter even created the image of Job that you see because we couldn’t find anything that was Biblically accurate to use (you know – shaved head, wearing sackcloth!).
So, if you’re in the same boat that we’re in, studying the book of Job, feel free to use these worksheets to help you study. If I could have found something like this, I wouldn’t have felt the need to create one myself!
However, like any challenge, my family all grew and learned so much from tackling this. I’m thankful for my kids and their enthusiasm for our summer project.
Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord–that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. James 5:11