"I am a pastor's wife, and I purchased your God's
Top Ten book a few years ago, and used it with our church kids. They LOVED it. I also showed it to my 4-year-old granddaughter who came to visit, and she could recite the Commandments back
to me after going through it ONCE with her. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Of course, I think she's brilliant. When we went out to eat a few days later, she went around from table to table and said,
"Hi, My name is Abby, and I know the 10 Commandments. Would you like me to say them for you?" Needless to say, she was a big hit. And on #7, she said,
"Do not dance with your boyfriend or girlfriend if you have a husband or a wife!!!!" Again, Thanks for an excellent product!"
~ Beth M
"I used your Ruth script as my Bible time with my kids (9 and 7) a couple of nights ago. They love these things! But as you might expect, someone else doesn't (if you know who I mean). Well, suffice to say he tried to disrupt our Bible time by overcoming both of my kids with self-centered urges and had them succumbing to fits of yelling and stomping out of the room because they each had been slighted on the number of parts or lines or whatever it was.
So, Bible time over right? Satan won, right? Not exactly. My daughter, Ali, comes to me about 20 minutes later and apologizes for her behavior and asks for my forgiveness. Totally unsolicited. She is 7 and this is the first time she has ever done that without being prompted. Hallelujah! What Satan meant for evil is turned into good by God once again. Bottom line for me right now is that these skits have power obviously and should be set up to succeed as much as possible."
~ Steve Cook
"I have been meaning for some time to write to you to let you know how very much I appreciate your Bible-4-Life series. About two years ago I became the director and teacher for our Release Time Program at our local elementary school. When I was hired, I immediately scoured the internet for ideas and God led me to your site where I happily found your program. I purchased all of the books that you offered and have built my lessons on these from the very start. They have been absolutely wonderful! The kids respond so well to the games and craft ideas. They particularly love it when we make something out of food and then they get to eat it. I teach 1st through 6th grades and at first I was afraid that if I used the same lessons for all grades the 1st graders may not 'get it' and the 6th graders might be bored, but that hasn't been the case at all. It has been so easy for me to explain the lessons that you provide in greater, lesser or somewhat different detail for each group that we have and the lessons work great for all."
~ K. Eriksen
"We used God's Top Ten in our summer VBS program. Much prayer and planning went into getting all 10 commandments taught in four days. I had a co-director and we each took different commandments to present to the children.
We taught # 1 and 2 the first night, # 3 and 4 the second night, # 5, 6, 7 the third night and # 8, 9, 10 the last night. As you might suspect, much gleaning had to be done. As I was preparing my lesson for commandment # 9, I read the game "Stand Trial." Instead of a game we made it be an actual trial, closing with communion. This was our closing lesson for the week.
We were able to present the lesson for Do Not Steal, Do Not Lie and Do Not Covet (Crave What Others Have), into one big lesson. For Do Not Steal, my co-director asked two ten-year old boys to be actors. She explained to them ahead of time what was to happen. She placed a bowl of candy in plain view of all the children, and instructed the two boys to each steal a piece of candy and then stuff it in their mouths quickly, sort of sneaky like. When asked if they stole the candy (they were to lie, saying they did not). To show they had broken the 8th and 9th commandment, as a result of breaking the 10th commandment, Do Not Covet. The sweet part about this was the two little boys didn't want to do it, until their teacher said they would be actors for the night and it was not for real.
We used the suggested song, "God Rules." We did not introduce any other music. We concentrated on this song and the "Look and Learn" video. They sang the song in church Sunday for the congregation.
The last night one little eight-year old came up to me and said, "This was the best Vacation Bible School ever!" That made it all worthwhile. Praise God! Keep up the good work."
"Thank you for giving writers an excellent platform to share with others what God has given to us. Your editorial gifting and expertise means so much to us. You then go above and beyond by offering innumerable
Tools, children's activities, games, stories, and skits, the list goes on and on. Sunday School Network is more than a website,
it's like a complete theological institute of higher learning, for all ages, and all because
one woman loved God enough and cared enough for His people that, she laid down all to undertake such a mission in life. Countless millions, that you
don't even know and have not yet met, have had their lives changed, altered, transformed, and renewed, because you said,
"Yes" to God! Amen, and thank you so much!"
~ Cheryl Mariano.