Scripture Please!

8th August, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 4 Comments

Editing for God’s Great Covenant — New Testament 1 has begun in earnest. It’s an exciting, yet grueling process. If I’ve missed denoting something in a footnote, it challenges my brain to remember, “Where did I learn about that fact?” All in all, the process is enjoyable, and most of all, it means that it won’t be long before the book is in print for all to read.

A common request from my editor is this: please find a Scripture reference for this. Although I know, and she knows, that the retelling of the Jesus’ story comes straight from the gospels, it’s important that all my readers know this as well. So, for all the facts and all the conclusions, I need to support what I say by actual Scripture references. This is a good thing, and I appreciate this reminder. Identifying all the verses and notating them in footnotes keeps me on track (“Did the Bible really say that?”) and makes the point to the children that even though the actual words in the text may be simplified somewhat, what’s written in God’s Great Covenant┬áis not my story, but it’s God’s story.


Patrice Felger

August 11th, 2010 at 4:29 pm    

Claire, do you have a release date for New Testament 1 yet? We are eagerly awaiting it! We have completed both OT books.

Claire Larsen

August 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm    

Patrice, We are in the editing stage of publication for New Testament 1. I’m not sure how long it will take but once a manuscript is in editing, I see the end of the tunnel. Publication announcements will be made by CAP via email and on Facebook so stay tuned there.

I’m excited about New Testament 1. It has some new features and I’m curious as to how parents and students like it. Thanks for you interest in the series. Claire

Nadine Paar

November 17th, 2010 at 7:35 pm    

I searched forever for a bible curriculum for my 1st & 2nd grader that went beyond, “Jesus loves you.” We found exactly what we were looking for in GGC 1 & 2. We can’t wait for New Testament 1 to be released as my now 3rd and 4th graders are chomping at the bit to get back to the study they so enjoyed.
Thank you!

Claire Larsen

November 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm    


I’m glad that you found this curriculum and that your boys are enjoying it. We are aggressively working on the editing of GGC-3. It has some features that the other two books don’t have, including a number of introductions (religious, historical, geographical, etc.), daily life segments written from the perspective of a 10 year old boy, and devotional sections at the end of each unit. I can’t wait to see the final product.


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