When teaching the Bible, what is the best theory, and what are
the best practices to stimulate deeper student learning?
Heart-Deep Teaching was written for parents, teachers, and
students of the Word who desire to apply its principles in life
The concept of “heart-deep teaching and learning” is based on a
Hebrew understanding of the “heart” as the innermost essence of a
person that involves the mind, emotions, and will. When the heart
is engaged by the power of the Holy Spirit within the context of
God’s Word, both character and behavioral changes occur.
To actively engage students’ emotions, mind, will, and body in
learning, a heart-deep teacher uses strategies involving
interaction, drama, reflection, story-telling, wonder, movement,
creativity, acting-out, problem-solving, and wrestling with the
principles discovered in the biblical text.
By integrating accurate methods of analyzing the biblical text and
current research in teaching and learning, the book attempts to
help teachers understand the theoretical and practical skills to
create their own lessons, adapt lessons from published curriculums,
and improve their own strategies of studying and teaching the