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School chaplain resources

We want to equip school chaplains so that you can help the students, staff and families that you work with to engage with the Bible. ​

Primary school resources

Resources for primary schools include our Open the Book programme as well as ones specific for different events that take place throughout the year. 

Open the Book

Open the Book (OtB) offers primary school children an opportunity to hear key Bible stories told by a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies or acts of collective worship.

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Platinum Jubilee competition

To celebrate 70 years of service of Her Majesty the Queen, Open the Book would like to invite you to take part in our Platinum Jubilee competition. 

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Journey with us through Lent, Easter and Pentecost

This Easter session, journey with Jesus on his path to the cross and celebrate his resurrection. We have a host of resources to help you reflect and celebrate, including our new children’s Easter booklet The Greatest Miracle of All.

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Psalm 23 Garden resources

Have fun with learning and get children outside. We have easy-to-use plans to create a Psalm 23 garden at your school, but also lots of fun activities and an assembly to help you bring the psalm to life for children.

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Secondary school resources

Religious Studies resources for schools

Get Religious Studies resources for Key Stage 3 and GCSE (9–1) secondary school education.

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Catholic schools

Scripture tools and Chat-echesis to help nurture faith in Catholic schools.

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Psalm 23 Garden resources

Have fun with learning and get children outside.

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Good News Bible – Youth Edition

This interactive youth Bible for young people has been created in partnership with Youth for Christ. Go deeper into the Good News Bible text with hundreds of elements encouraging space for writing, doodling and drawing. 

 Key features:

  • links to a dedicated YouTube playlist with 30 videos unpacking and offering support on key themes and issues found in the Bible
  • hundreds of interactive elements throughout the Bible to encourage a deeper engagement with the text
  • space for writing, doodling and drawing
  • a full-page introduction to each book of the Bible, showing what it's all about and how it fits into a bigger story
  • 32 colour pages of key things to know about the Bible, help with tough topics, and journalling space
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Inside Out: Connecting word to life

Inside Out: Connecting word to life is a new youth resource created in partnership with The Salvation Army. Inspired by The Salvation Army’s survey Listen Up, for young people and those who work with them, this exciting new guide to the Bible tackles the questions and challenges facing young people today, including what the Bible says about who we are.

It features:

  • Six 'Connectives’ – pray, read, explore, question, dig, live – to guide a person’s Bible reading experience
  • Facts about the most amazing book that ever was … and still is!
  • Clear info about resources that will specifically help young people
  • Tips on how to read between the lines, get inside the story of the Bible and live out its meaning in our lives
  • Ideas to bring the words to life and enable young people to meet with God
  • Suggestions for ways of studying the Bible individually or with a group
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Continuing Professional Development

Lyfe

Our selection of Lyfe resources help individuals and small groups to discover a deeper life with God. Each spiritual formation resource draws deeply on the Bible and spiritual practices that have inspired and sustained Christians throughout the centuries. Sessions are based around six key themes including prayer, social justice and the Bible. The sessions are easy to lead and highly relational. They’re suitable for groups of mature Christians as well as those new to the Christian faith.

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Daily reflections

Bible Society's Daily Reflections follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, designed for those who want to read the whole Bible in one year. Each reflection focuses on one of its four daily chapters.

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Bible Trek

Through a series of short films, join Andrew Ollerton (author of The Bible Course) as he treks through the Holy Land and beyond. Visit Jerusalem, Galilee, Ephesus and other locations. Discover the sites where famous Bible events took place, from Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the home town of Jesus. With added historical notes and reflections, experience Bible stories and see why they matter today. 

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#Shetoo podcast

We talk to six theologians from both faith and non-faith backgrounds about their academic and personal approaches to texts that include violence against women in the Bible , and what they might have to say to 21st-century readers.

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Videos

The Old Testament Journey in 3 ½ minutes

The Old Testament Journey in 3 ½ minutes is a free video resource giving you a snapshot of Israel’s journey through the Old Testament in – yes you’ve guessed it – 3 ½ minutes!

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Journey of Jesus in 3 ½ minutes

To say Jesus did a lot of stuff would be like saying Mount Everest is a bit of a climb. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John total some 89 chapters, each one filled to the brim with all things Jesus. But we’ve created The Journey of Jesus in 3.5 minutes, a free video resource written and narrated by Dai Woolridge.

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The Early Church Journey in 3 ½ minutes

Picking up where we left off in The Journey of Jesus in 3 ½ minutes, we're looking at the beginnings of the Church in The Early Church Journey in 3 ½ minutes, a free video resource written and narrated by Dai Woolridge.

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Bible Trek

Through a series of short films, join Andrew Ollerton (author of The Bible Course) as he treks through the Holy Land and beyond. Visit Jerusalem, Galilee, Ephesus and other locations. Discover the sites where famous Bible events took place, from Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the home town of Jesus. With added historical notes and reflections, experience Bible stories and see why they matter today.

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Eden

What springs to mind when you think of Eden? The freshest fruit and lushest leaves? A slippery snake, or a guy and a girl swapping their birthday suit for some fig leaves? Maybe you think of the separation, the ‘do not enter’ sign put up when Adam and Eve didn't choose God's way. Eden was a place where God strolled through the garden with us. And while it all went south, the Bible tells us of God’s restoration plan, fulfilled through our Saviour Jesus, with the promise of a fully restored relationship in an eternal new Eden creation. From creation to fall, redemption to new creation – this is the story of Scripture in four phases.

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