• Creation
  • Forbidden Fruit
    Forbidden Fruit
  • Cain and Abel
    Cain and Abel
  • Noah and the Ark
    Noah and the Ark
  • Stars in the Sky
    Stars in the Sky
  • Joseph and his Brothers
    Joseph and his Brothers
  • Slavery in Egypt
    Slavery in Egypt
  • Baby Moses
    Baby Moses
  • The Call of Moses
    The Call of Moses
  • Passover
  • The Exodus
    The Exodus
  • The Ten Commandments
    The Ten Commandments
  • The Promised Land
    The Promised Land
  • The Anointing of David
    The Anointing of David
  • Solomon's Temple
    Solomon's Temple
  • Naaman
  • Daniel
  • Jonah
  • Exile in Babylon
    Exile in Babylon
  • Isaiah's Peaceable Kingdom
    Isaiah's Peaceable Kingdom
  • The Annunciation
    The Annunciation
  • Birth of Jesus
    Birth of Jesus
  • Ephipany—Visit from the Magi
    Ephipany—Visit from the Magi
  • Escape to Egypt
    Escape to Egypt
  • Jesus in the Temple
    Jesus in the Temple
  • John the Baptist
    John the Baptist
  • Jesus is Baptized
    Jesus is Baptized
  • Jesus is Tempted
    Jesus is Tempted
  • Jesus Calls the Disciples
    Jesus Calls the Disciples
  • Wedding at Cana
    Wedding at Cana
  • Jesus the Healer
    Jesus the Healer
  • The Sermon on the Mount
    The Sermon on the Mount
  • Jesus as Teacher
    Jesus as Teacher
  • Jesus and the Children
    Jesus and the Children
  • Samaritan Woman at the Well
    Samaritan Woman at the Well
  • Jesus Feeds 5000 People
    Jesus Feeds 5000 People
  • Zacchaeus
  • Mary and Martha
    Mary and Martha
  • Jesus' Transfiguration
    Jesus' Transfiguration
  • Jesus Enters Jerusalem
    Jesus Enters Jerusalem
  • Jesus Disrupts the Temple
    Jesus Disrupts the Temple
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
    Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
  • The Last Supper
    The Last Supper
  • Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane
    Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jesus is Betrayed
    Jesus is Betrayed
  • Jesus is Crucified
    Jesus is Crucified
  • Jesus is Alive!
    Jesus is Alive!
  • The Road to Emmaus
    The Road to Emmaus
  • Thomas
  • Jesus' Ascension
    Jesus' Ascension
  • Day of Pentecost
    Day of Pentecost
  • Let Justice Roll Down Like Water
    Let Justice Roll Down Like Water

Picture the Bible is a set of 52 images depicting 52 individual Bible stories. The images and corresponding student engagement pages offer a creative approach to Bible study that fosters biblical literacy and interpretation, and encourages people to see connections between their lives and the biblical story. Picture the Bible adapts to a wide variety of congregational settings; connects worship, education, and mission; and provides a link between church and home.

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An Approach, not a Curriculum

Picture the Bible is an approach to Bible study; it is not curriculum in the traditional sense. Picture the Bible is designed to engage learners and leaders in conversation, everyone learning from each other. To encourage and guide discussions, Conversation Pages include a great variety of ideas, images, art, questions, information, and background that bring together the Bible and people lives. Picture the Bible seeks to occupy the intersection of the Bible and peoples’ lives in God’s world.

Picture the Bible places serious emphasis on biblical texts as well as on issues of social justice. When interacting with the Conversation Pages, learners and leaders will consider together how Bible stories can inform their lives, shape their view of the world, and articulate what means to be a faithful disciple.

Picture the Bible is extremely flexible. It can be used with groups of the same age learners or several different ages. Including older teens or adults in groups of children and younger teens is a good way to add interest and perspective to the conversation and learning. Picture the Bible can be incorporated into faith formation and worship, placing the Bible at the center of a congregation’s life.

Learn more in this informational Picture the Bible flyer.

What is the Bible?

Often Christians say the Bible is God’s Word. In the Bible are stories and ideas that tell us and show us who God is and what God is like. The first words of the Bible are: “In the beginning” and the last word is “Amen.” In between are all kinds of stories; long stories, short stories, scary stories, funny stories, confusing stories, and comforting stories—and all of these stories tell us about God and God’s Way.

When you use Picture the Bible, you will do more than look at the Bible’s stories. You will look through these stories. After all, these stories have something to say to you! Remember: The Bible is your story!

Picture the Bible is a collection of easy-to-use resources with a wide range of possibilities to tailor to your programming:

  • Be creative.
  • Use your brain. Ask questions, the more the better.
  • Connect each image and story to your life and to the world.
  • Talk, learn, think, and explore these images/stories together.

“If you look at a window, you see flyspecks, dust, the crack where Junior’s frisbee hit it. If you look through a window, you see the world beyond.”

— Frederick Buechner, pastor, writer, and theologian; from Wishful Thinking