Recommended Resources

We hope you enjoyed Leanne’s article in More Than Words on how to open up the Bible. Below you will find some resources that can help you to engaging with the Bible.

To read an article by Paul Cameron & Rick Hill on good practices for raising the bar in Biblical Engagement, please click here.

Scripture Union publishes a number of Bible Reading Notes to help you engage with God’s Word with a range of reflections and thoughts to inspire your daily reading.

DailyBread(1)_1_Daily Bread is the quarterly Bible reading guide that aims to help you hear from God as you read the Bible. If you’ve ever asked the question, ‘What possible relevance can this verse have for me today?’ then Daily Bread is for you.
EncounterEncounter with God is Scripture Union’s quarterly Bible reading guide designed to lead you to a deeper understanding about what God is saying to you and to his world today.
SnapshotsYearSnapshots through the Year contains Bible reading notes for 8 to 11s for a whole year. Each day children will discover more about God through a short Bible reading and a variety of other activities such as cracking codes, filling in missing letters, drawing pictures, thinking and praying. current-day topics.
Tiddlywinks -All the activities in these books can be used to introduce children to Bible stories, or to remind them of a Bible story. Each picture activity is designed to stimulate further thought on, and discussion of, the Bible story at the level of under-5s, as well as to provide them with plenty of fun!

Light-montageScripture Union also offers ‘Light‘ a quarterly material, designed for ministry with children, young people and all ages together. Light is ideal for use with children’s groups on Sundays, in midweek Christian groups, at youth clubs and with children’s prayer groups.

For those annual events like Christmas, Easter and Holiday Bible Clubs SU has published resources to help with them too.

Polar Explorers

The latest in the SU library of Holiday Bible Club guides is Polar Explorers. This is a five to seven-day children’s holiday club: an opening Sunday service, three to five (daily) club sessions and a closing Sunday service. With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children are explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Through the lives of these people, they learn that no one is too anything to be part of God’s big expedition, that is, to be a friend of Jesus and go out and help other people be friends of Jesus too.MegaMakers

Published last year, Mega Makers! Children will enter the inventor’s workshop and make some mega discoveries about God, hear about how God’s love is far wider and longer and higher and deeper than we can ever imagine and find out what it means to be a follower of Jesus, based on Matthew’s Gospel.


ChristmasWrappedUpChristmas Wrapped Up– Parties, plays, crafts, events, service outlines, and everything your church might need at Christmas! The ultimate Christmas resource book which really does contain practically everything a church might need for Christmas time.  Packed full of top-quality material combining years of Scripture Union experience with exciting new ideas, it will help churches get the most out of Christmas this year and for years to come.



Easter Cracked  – A vital resource for the whole of the Easter season covering such things as craft, drama, events and service outlines. A book to help churches maximise on outreach opportunities at Easter time.


Celeb_SortedCelebrations Sorted – Craft, drama, events, service outlines – a vital resource packed full of ideas for churches to use at times of celebration and to help maximise on outreach opportunities.



This is only a small selection of what is available from Scripture Union. To see what else is available why not visit our Resource Centre on the Albertbridge Road, Belfast. For more information on any of these resources please contact Ashleigh on 028 9045 4806 or

For resources for helping engage with the Bible through School Groups we have a list you can download below.

Resources for Primary Schools 

Resources for Post-Primary Schools

To find out more about what SU does in schools you can visit our School pages – here

Scripture Union also offers online resources – WordLive, LightLive and SchoolsLive. (click on the icon below to visit the site)

WordLiveWordLive, is a free, online guide, helping you meet with God devotionally – through the Bible. Each day uses a new Bible passage with fresh resources to refresh your quiet time with God

gives you the tools to deliver fun and exciting Bible-based sessions with your children’s group. You can access thousands of activities to use in your sessions and tailor each session to the needs of your group. You can follow the LightLive syllabus and create sessions in a matter of minutes, or you can create your own syllabus for your group.

schools-live-logo-245px#3#SchoolsLive is for Primary and Post-Primary school Christian groups. It provides Bible-based resources to the leaders of these groups and puts a wealth of activities and ideas at their fingertips. There is an outline for each week of the school year plus access to search the archive of SchoolsLive and LightLive activities.