I am turning 66 and in the midst of retiring. One hobby I want to pursue in retirement is developing Lesson Plans and Instruction guides aimed at adult Sunday School. My years of experience in the areas of teaching and teaching Sunday School have been limited to my own development as an instructor and I want to share some of my practices with others.
Teaching Sunday School is a true ministry and requires talent. I want to help others. My style emphasizes critical thinking, broad perspective, and teaching/learning respectfully with others.
I plan to do teaching guides for "If Grace Is True" and "Meeting Jesus Again, For The First Time" in my first efforts with others to follow.
I also plan to add recipes on a regular basis. My wife and I cook for two, so my recipes will be a series called "TWO-fer Recipes" and I hope that you try them and like them.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't recall reading it (or having it read to me), but I can recall often referring to "The Little Train That Could", as well as countless Bible stories. These all DID help fashion my life. I recall finding a Tom Swift book and it being one of the early books (and series) that I latched on to independently. I remember this was a start to enjoying reading.
BUT! The first more mature and serious book that I recall was "The Stranger" by Albert Camus and I do recall it helping fashion much of my philosophy and (believe it or not) theology.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is like taxes ... I know it needs to be done, but I just don't like the task of doing it.