Thursday, August 18, 2011

Peter, Rock Star from Galilee- Sherree Funk

Rock Star From Galilee
A Guided Bible Study for Teens

Sherree G. Funk
Published by WinePress Publishing
Source: Review copy from Pump Up Your Book

I am always on the hunt for sound, deep, yet entertaining Bible studies for my homeschooled teenagers. The title alone on this study hooked me and I couldn’t wait to delve into the learning more about Peter.  

Right away I was impressed with Sherree incorporating a new concept with the music component of the study. She includes a playlist that you can find in your own cd, online, or buy on Itunes. The playlist goes along perfectly with the theme of each chapter in the study. Themes of following Jesus, God’s amazing love, and the power of Jesus name just to mention a few. Music speaks volumes in of itself. To incorporate it into the study just magnifies what is being learned.

We have an 8 week study, with 5 daily lessons. Sherree starts with a preview for the week, the playlist to get on your ipod, and a prayer. There is scripture, questions, and some thought that goes into each days assignment. Not too long, not too hard, and not too drawn out, perfect amount of work for the typical attention span of a teenager. She includes real photos as well as artistic renderings to bring the places of Peter alive. She utilizes a section called ‘Chew on this’ for some deeper thought questions for the students to ponder throughout the day. Each week ends with a jam session of review and some challenges for the student. I can see good fruit coming from the teens that spend the time to utilize this study.

Honestly one of the most unique studies for teens that I have found that utilizes a great man of the Bible and how we can be like him. Sherree is in the forefront of writing enjoyable and engaging Bible studies for teens that will help equip them for the battle ahead.
We will be using this study for my 3 teens for the first part of our school year. I am excited to load the tunes on my ipod and learn right along with my kids as they delve deeper into the word of God.

About Sherree G. Funk
Well-grounded in biblical Christianity, Sherree G. Funk is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of God’s Word with the next generation. She has earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and holds a Certificate in Christian Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. Sherree leads small groups of teens at Ingomar UMC. Peter: Rock Star from Galilee is her latest release. Her other teen Bible studies are available at

I received a copy of this book from Pump Up Your book promotions in return for an honest review


  1. Thanks, Melanie. A great review. Hope your kids love working on this study. It's also available as an ebook for iphones, nooks, ipads, etc.

  2. Thanks for the fabulous review of Sherree's latest. I'm glad you liked it. There will be an online study group starting September 6th for those who wish to participate. You can more information at!/groups/Peterrockstar/

    Thanks again.