Bible Resources for Middle School

Using Humor to Seek Truth: Bible Resources for Middle School

Using Humor to Seek Truth

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Got Questions? That’s Okay! We have questions, too!

That’s why these resources for learning more about God’s Word and what it means are so helpful.

Written with candor and a sense of humor, Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids and Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible are especially appealing to middle schoolers.

These resources are a wonderful addition to individual study or as a supplement to a Bible curriculum.
Bible Trivia, Jokes, and Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt makes it fun to learn biblical facts and to get familiar with navigating the Bible. There are plenty of jokes and riddles in this book, but even better are the sections of Bible trivia, prompts, lists, fill-in-the-blanks and more that encourage readers to delve into their Bibles and find the answers they don’t already know.

This little gem is a sure bet for the middle school set, and its quick, short chapters and activities are appealing and fun.

The ‘Did You Know?’ sections are full of trivia facts and spark interest in learning more about the people, places, and events of ancient times:

“Did you know there’s a city in Star Wars that uses a name from the Bible? In 1 Samuel 28, King Saul paid a medium (someone who contacts the dead) to help him. That woman lived in Endor. In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Endor is a Forest Moon and home of the Ewoks. May the Holy Spirit be with you!” (p. 77)

Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible by Bruce Rickel and Stan Jantz welcomes readers to ask questions and seek answers without worrying that it is wrong to do so. The authors assure readers that even people like Abraham and Moses had questions about God, and that it is okay to wonder and have doubts.

With their unique wit and style, the authors tackle difficult topics like:

  • Is God real, and how can you know?
  • Can I trust what the Bible says about God?
  • If the Bible is so important, why is it so hard to understand?
  • Does God really care about me and my life?

These questions and more are on the minds of young people, so Bruce and Stan’s book is ideal for helping middle schoolers work through some of the things they are struggling to understand.

Each chapter takes a question and breaks it down into all of its subtopics, with lots of examples and notes to support the answers the authors share. In addition, there are ideas for further reflection, and readers are pointed in the right direction to research these topics further.

Though both of these books are applicable to other ages, middle schoolers will particularly benefit from both Bible Trivia, Jokes, and Fun Facts for Kids and Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible.

The publisher provided review copies of these books.

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Comments (2)

  1. Dan

    Hey Anne – I love Bible trivia and think it’s a great way to get kids engaged and excited. Who knows, after reading the Schmidt book they may be ready to go jump on a Junior Bible Quiz team!

    Just want to mention an additional resource if anyone is interested in a source of more Bible questions, some can be found here:

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thanks for the info, Dan!


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