We are blessed to have Bible studies being offered at my congregation on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings, and I attend them both, or only one of them if I happen to be teaching that quarter. We also have a monthly men and women Bible study, and for all of those we are given the materials or readings prior to the class, so we can study either books of the Bible, or topics, depends on what it's picked. With the girls I learn as I teach and that has enriched my Bible study, specially since we started using their curriculum at church in combination with The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos. But still I was looking for something to aid me do my own studies. Something that preferably kept me away from the computer for commodity purposes, and which could enhance my understanding of the Bible, specially the daily readings I do on my own.
I FOUND IT!
I'm sure many of you know this, but I found it recently at my mother in law's house. She has this book, DEHOFF'S BIBLE HANDBOOK, by George w. DeHoff, and it is just what I needed. It has a concise yet very rich synopsis of every book of the Bible divided into the pertinent chapters, it gives you the background, history, it shows you the maps, the specific information and all I at least need to tackle each book and later start researching or reading in even more detail. I can even see this book as very useful for older children and Bible teachers.
In addition to this handbook, I got several of these Tolle Booklets, which do studies on topics or specific books. So far I've read the Christian Graces booklet and I need more rounds with it. It's very inspiring and it keeps you rooted in Him for the whole time you are reading it.