God's Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light
unto our path (Psalm 119:105). Help your
children know and love Scripture through
Sonlight's simple and effective approach to
Every Core, Language Arts and Science
package reflects a Christian worldview, and you'll find
references to Scripture and Biblical ideas throughout
Furthermore, each Core includes a Bible study program.
The goal of these programs is to help you and your
children read, memorize and talk about Scripture so that
God's word becomes woven into the fabric of your lives.
Engage with the Bible
The first step to knowing and loving Scripture is to read
Scripture. That's why each Sonlight Core includes a disciplined
but doable schedule of Scripture reading that
helps you spend time in God's Word every day. For Cores
B through G, notes in your Instructor's Guide help you
see the big picture of these readings and discuss them
with your children. By the time they graduate, your kids
will have read most of the Bible several times through.
Students will move beyond reading and hide God's
Word in their hearts with a weekly memory passage.
Cores A to G include a delightful CD that sets each
week's memory work to fun music. Your children just
might amaze you with what they can memorize through
Kid-friendly study books help your children dive further
into the Bible and engage with it at an age-appropriate
level. These books help your children learn about
the Bible, help you talk about the Bible with your kids,
and help them learn to apply Scripture to their own lives.
Give your children worthy heroes and a heart for the world
But that's not all. Sonlight wants to help you raise kids
who share God's heart for the world. That's why our
Bible programs encourage your family to pray for and
serve others. Read fascinating books and resources about
people who have never even heard the name of Jesus and
help your kids learn to pray for them.
Be amazed as you learn about how God is working
around the world. Read about that work through exciting
biographies of missionaries and courageous Christians
worldwide. These stories have inspired many children to
live for God. Your kids will meet worthy Christian heroes
they can admire and emulate.
Go deeper from pre-K to high school
From ages 3 to 18, Sonlight's Bible programs are designed
to help your children grasp foundational truths
and gain skills for lifelong study of the Bible. Here's the
general progression of our Bible programs:
Discover (Cores P3/4, P4/5 and A): Discover Jesus'
love and the wonder of God's word through colorful
Bible stories. Connect these stories with the overarching
theme God shares in the Bible: that He cares about us
personally and sent His Son Jesus to be our Savior.
Read (Cores B-F): Read through most of the Bible and
discover God's heart for the nations. Explore how to pray
for and serve others. Your students gradually learn to read
the Bible on their own.
Survey (Core G): Trace the story of God's redeeming
love as you examine and overview the entire Bible. Study
intriguing biblical culture, geography and archeology to
better grasp the big-picture storyline.
Apply (Cores H, W and 100): Learn techniques for
studying the Bible in-depth. Focus on life application and
Christian living. Gain preparation for the challenges of
high school and beyond.
Discern (Cores 200-400): Students learn to defend
their faith biblically as they delve into apologetics and organized
doctrinal studies. They focus on practical application
of Scripture and serious study of worldview. Students
prepare to stand strong in their faith when tested
outside the home, and to enjoy their faith in a world that
seems to hold less and less regard for Christ followers.
All along the way from pre-K to graduation, students
are reminded of the deep love Christ has for them personally
and for all within His creation.
Raise kids who love Scripture and have a solid foundation for life
Your Sonlight adventure weaves the Bible into your everyday
learning, so your kids grow up hearing, memorizing
and treasuring God's Word in their lives. God says His
Word does not return empty, but accomplishes what He
intends (cf. Isaiah 55:11). So let's continue to soak up
Scripture! We love helping you do that with your children.
New: Improvements for 2012!
Bible has always been integral to Sonlight's programs.
As we reviewed the Bible study materials this year, we
realized that our Core Packages just aren't complete
without these amazing resources. So all your Bible
study materials now come with your Core purchase.
We also reworked the Bible reading schedule for
Core B-G and wrote helpful notes to show how your
readings tie into a big-picture theme for the year. We
clue you in to key points and give you suggestions of
what you might discuss with your kids after you read.
See what's new in 2012 for more details.