The Story of Christ

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I originally made this study for my own daughter. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do for our scripture study in her first year, and so I finally asked her what we should do. “I want to read about Jesus!” When she said that, the Spirit nudged me to create a study of “The Story of Christ” comprised of short selections from the LDS standard works which tell the story of Jesus Christ, starting with life in the premortal realms with God, through mortality, death, resurrection, and until the Millennial reign. Though I made it for use in my own family, I share it here because I feel other families may enjoy reading Jesus’ story in this format, too. -Jenna Dilts


“To know Him is life, and is the whole of life; and every thought of Him, walking in the cornfields, sitting weary by the well, moving among crowds or in solitary places, raising his eyes upon the multitude, taking by the hand that little maid,—every such living conception we get of Christ is life to us.”
-Charlotte Mason 4:91

“As you read of the life and teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, you will draw closer to Him who is the author of our salvation” 
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Charlotte Mason thought that Bible studies were fundamental to everything else a student was taught. Her students read the words straight from the scripturesno language was simplified. Narrative (story) portions of the New Testament were read to the children (and by the children when they could read them beautifully). Parents were to read commentaries so they could facilitate a discussion after the reading. Great care was taken not to moralize.


This study is available online and in printed format. The text of the study is available as a PDF or a printed book. The art is only available online. The Gospel Art Book can act as a substitute but is not as comprehensive as the link to the right.

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The Story of Christ for Younger Children (ages 0-5)

We’ve had a lot of success using The Story of Christ in our home this year. I have a 4.5 year old and a baby. Charlotte Mason (CM) has a lot to say about how to conduct Bible (or scripture) study in our homes, but some of this doesn’t apply to children under six years old. […]