We call Life of Christ CD “the Big Kahuna” because:
(a) It’s about Jesus, our “Big Kahuna” (master)
(b) It’s been one of our most popular CDs for years.
(c) And it covers so many Jesus stories that computer labs love it! -> 40 narrated multimedia lessons about Jesus, and an interactive database detailing his life and ministry.
(d) Life of Christ is particularly strong on Holy Week stories.
LIFE OF CHRIST’S MAIN FEATURE:
40 NARRATED MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS covering Jesus’ life from birth to resurrection.
Each of these 6 to 7 minute narrated presentations concludes with a question for discussion and a 6 Question Quiz about each lesson’s content. This “lesson index” makes Life of Christ a terrific tool for Sunday Schools and home learning. The 40 presentations can be played through from 1 to 40 as a game over several hours or days (or classes).
Video montage giving you a quick overview of the CD:
How the LoC lessons are used by most our customers:
In most Sunday Schools, teachers ‘cherry pick” a lesson or two from the presentations that match up to their lesson for the day. After viewing the presentation and taking the 6 question quiz, we usually discuss the question posed at the end of the lesson. Then we roll over the eyeglasses icon on the screen and find a follow-up media/map/matching quiz that matches the lesson for the day (I’ve previewed this ahead of time). This all will take about 15 minutes. At this point, I’ll usually follow up Life of Christ CD with other activities, including other software-based activities. These software activities might include: working on the lesson’s memory verse in Cal & Marty’s Scripture Memory Game CD, or using Let’s Talk CD to create some computer-spoken responses to questions the teacher has about the Life of Christ lesson. By the time we’re done doing Life of Christ and the follow-up activities, we’ve been at the computer about 30 minutes.
Tip: I tell my kids they have to get all 6 quiz questions right, or try again. This makes them pay attention and they like mastering the quiz. The questions also present me with opportunities to elaborate.
Life of Christ does a particularly good job of covering HOLY WEEK and the MIRACLES of Jesus.
LIFE OF CHRIST’S SECOND GREAT FEATURE:
The Professor’s Office Bookshelf is a database of multimedia, interactive quizzes. and maps about Christ’s life and the New Testament.
You can see all these ‘database’ options on the graphic of the MAIN MENU shown at the top of this page. These resources can be used in conjunction with the 40 lessons -or separately. See our LoC Outline for details of all that’s on the Professor’s Bookshelf.
Many of the interactive quizzes, matching, and media elements tucked away on the Professor’s bookshelf COMPLEMENT the 40 lessons. In my Life of Christ lesson example, found in the Outline, I demonstrate how I have the kids go find and complete one of those Bookshelf activities after they have viewed Lesson 20 and taken a quiz.
How teachers typically use the Professor’s Bookshelf database:
Teachers tend to cherry-pick an item for their students to view from the Professor’s Bookshelf that complements the lesson presentation they are having their students view. The quickest way to discover what activities match which lessons is to roll-over the eyeglasses icon while viewing a lesson. This will show take you to a page of options for that lesson with links to items on the Professor’s Bookshelf which match that lesson. For example, if you are using the Road to the Cross lesson, you might also pick the MAP of Jesus’ last two days in Jerusalem. Or, if you’re studying Jesus’ call to the Disciples, you’ll find a link to photos of the Sea of Galilee where the call happened.
Life of Christ CD’s OTHER Great Features…
INDIVIDUAL USER SIGN-IN
Life of Christ tracks individual users/classes at sign-in. It remembers what lessons they have completed or need to complete. This is useful when you have different kids tracking through the program at different times, or if you have different classes working their way through the 40 lessons on their way to winning the Master Bible Explorer certificate.
OPTION TO EXPLORE THE CD’S CONTENT THROUGH A ‘GAME’…
Life of Christ CD’s content can be cherry-picked based on your lesson needs, OR you can go through ALL its lessons in order and through the database AS A GAME. The Game prints student certificates as they reach various milestones. The Objective: to become a Master Bible Explorer. (Now you know why they have a user-sign-in feature.)
After each lesson presentation is a quiz. If the student answers 5 or 6 of the quiz questions right, the game records the score in the “Professor’s Scorebook.” When they accumulate several completed quizzes/scores in a topic area, the Scorebook rewards them with an answer to a Clue question about Jesus to put in the Cluebook. As they fill up the 60 slots in the Cluebook, the game gives combination codes to unlock the mystery chests sitting on the Professor’s Bookshelf. The game also rewards them with “combination codes” to unlock the “Mystery Chests” sitting in the Professor’s office.
Part of the Game takes place in a Castle:
If you’re playing your way through LoC’s content, some of the clues needed to fill-up your cluebook are found only in a 3-D CASTLE which students can explore. The rooms of the Castle are guarded by Jesus Quizzes, and the clues themselves are hidden behind objects.
The entire Castle is guarded by a Books of the New Testament ordering game (which our exclusive guide gives you the secret to bypassing). Can’t find an answer to a Castle Quiz? Well, you”ll just have to go look it up on the Professor’s Bookshelf.
This is a big, multi-faceted program. That’s why it’s been so popular.
See Additional Details and Menu screenshots from Life of Christ CD
I’ve written a detailed outline and teaching guide. My guide includes the ANSWERS to all the clues, and several “secrets” about the program.
View the detailed Life of Christ CD outline here.
Below on this page in the DOC Box you’ll see links to all our Life of Christ CD teaching helps.
Life of Christ CD can be used in many settings:
- Sunday School
- Confirmation (by individual students, or projected by the pastor to the class)
- …and as a gift.
Price: $39 for one.
$36 each for two to four copies.
See the online order form for 5+ and 8+ pricing.
Age Range: 2nd through adult.
LoC’s optimal age range is grades 3rd – 12th. Many of us regularly s-t-r-e-t-c-h it down to our K-2nd grades. Just depends on the lesson’s content and the teacher’s ability.
Minimum: 1.0 ghz, 512 mb ram. This is version 4.0.
Mac OS 10-10.6. This program will not work in OS 10.7 or higher.
Windows 7/8/10 users, see our Windows tweaks.
Life of Christ Outline and Teacher’s Guide
See Neil’s lesson plan on LoC CD Lesson 20: “Jesus Walks, Peter Sinks”
Not only is it a good lesson plan, it’s a good example of how to use LoC CD in your classroom.
See Neil’s lesson handout for “Jesus’ Last Two Days” …a Jerusalem map exercise.
- Screenshot of Lesson about the Last Supper. Lessons are narrated, about 6-7 minutes long, and end with a question.
- Screenshot of part of the Cluebook students can fill up to receive certificates.
- This is a screenshot of the Professor’s “alternate menu to everything” buried on his bookshelf. Or free teaching guide tells you about a built-in program feature that helps you match these interactive elements to the 40 lessons.
- Screenshot of the sub-menu you see when you click the Photo and Film Filing Cabinet in the Professor’s Office. These items can also be accessed from other menus.
Looking for more Jesus software?
Sunday Software’s Jesus in Space CD features 3 major Jesus Stories:
Baptism, Last Supper, Road to Emmaus in a super kid-friendly CD.