Unique FREE
Bible Teaching Materials
from Jon & Mitsy Mahar

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LIST of all toa materials
These four sets are based on careful data counts and analysis. Educational games make them fun to use.


The Top 55 list of those who are mentioned most in the Bible, begins, of course with #1, Jesus. The cards are great for teaching and educational games. (There are many different games.) The booklet is for reference & study. -- In English or Japanese


The top list in this booklet is of the people in the Bible ranked from 1 to ~385. Other lists are topical or alphabetical. These lists are great for reference, study, games, and quizzing.

Bible TOP 60 Women

The list is of the most mentioned women in the Bible ranked from 1 to 60. The cards are for many fun games, and teaching. - In English or Japanese

The Four Gospels

GRAPHICS: color-coded, topical summary charts, and chapter-by-chapter data on various themes. Each chart has all four Gospels together on one page. There is also a "Find Waldo" like game. -- in English or Japanese

These four sets help users (especially youth) look beyond the negatives and deficiencies in their lives and see God.

UNO ® In Counseling

You only have one life. So use your abilities for God. They vary from person to person. Red cards = physical, green cards = wealth, blue cards = mental, yellow cards = social. We win by using our cards, not by keeping them.

Life Is Not Fair, but...

Abilities vary greatly with the person. The red cards = physical, green cards = wealth, blue cards = mental, yellow cards = social, We win by using our cards not by keeping. them. God will judge fairly.

PLUS+ Bible Studies

This is a great easy-to-use method. Look for negatives. Look for the positives. Choose the top negative. Choose the top positive. Then make applications.

What is a good idea?

Truly good ideas have four key aspects. Eight examples of good or bad ideas in the Bible are studied. These can be used as counseling tools on decision making and the will of God.

Let's enjoy describing various passages and people in the Bible. The Describe-It-Yourself lists and cards are great, fun-to-use teaching aids for studies in Mark, Luke, and elsewhere. -- Though some passages seem to be "godless" (without God), they really are not.


How would you describe various events, things, verses, and passages in the Bible? The 1,000+ descriptive terms on our master list will help you quickly and accurately describe anything and anyone in the Bible.


The studies in this set are on passages in which God is never or rarely mentioned. Thus they appear to be "godless," but they really are not.


Eighteen studies through Mark using Describe-It-Yourself lists and cards.

Each study in this set has 28 Describe-It-Yourself cards which can be used for teaching and study related games.


Seven studies in Luke with Describe-It-Yourself lists and cards.

Each study in this set has a subset of the Describe-It-Yourself cards which can be used for teaching and study related games.

These four sets each contain 20 or 21 Bible studies mostly on lesser-known people in the Bible.

Lesser-Known Women

The 20 studies include: Asenath, Joseph's Wife, Moses Mother, Naomi's Neighbors, Phoebe, Peter's Wife, and the noble woman in 2nd. John.

People in David's Life

These 21 studies include many lesser-known men and women such as: Michal, Mephibosheth, Abigail, Uriah, and the prophet Gad.

The set is now available in English and Japanese.

Lesser-Known Servants

The 20 studies include: the artisans in Exodus, the Priests at the Jordan, Naaman's servants, Elihu in Job, Amos, and Paul's Nephew.

Lesser-Known Leaders

The 20 studies include: Jotham, a son of Gideon, the trampled officer in 2 Kings 6-7, Agur in Proverbs 30:1, Jason in Acts 17, and the three men in 3rd. John.

These six sets are basic, but the creative format used in each one make them unique and thought provoking for everyone.

GOD 101

On the left side of the list are 101 good things that God does: created all things, communicates, saves, judges, answers prayer, etc. On the right side of the list are 101 thoughts on what we should do in response.

Bible Studies

The compass diagram points are: North = God, South = sin, East = the group, and West = the individual. The studies in the set are on individuals and groups, including: Jonah & the seamen and the adulterous Woman & her accusers (John chapter eight).


Four methods are used in this set of material: 1.) Questions asked, 2.) What God did? 3.) Top 55 in Genesis, and 4.) studies on Joseph


John is about genuine belief in Jesus and is approached in two ways. First, questions asked in John are studied in a creative, interactive way. Second, a unique format is used in a commentary of over 200 pages. (This is now being edited.)

Saved to Serve

What is the purpose of Romans? It is not just about salvation. The goal is for us to serve God. So chapter 12 must be taken more seriously than it often is. The same is true of chapter 16. We are saved to serve!

Christian Life Design
In 2 Peter 1:5-7

Peter gave us a blueprint of the Christian life, from faith to love. Virtue means to do good based on faith, like those in Hebrew 11. No essential virtue can be skipped. The final three virtues in 2 Pet. 1:5-7 are  forms of service.

The sets on Psalm 119 show that the Word and prayer are two basic aspect of the Christian life.

22 Devotional Hikes

The 22 stanza in Psalm 119 are like 22 trail sections. There is an application at the end of each devotional trail report. The trail analogy helps with understanding and making applications.

Various Studies

One key study in this set shows why Jeremiah was probably the author of Psalm 119. For instance, verse 46 shows that the author was a prophet rather than a king like David. There are detailed studies and games.

The W.A.L.K. study method, like GPS and an accurate color-coded map, helps us see the details AND the big picture.

WALK Bible Studies

The four easy steps in WALK inductive study are: W. (watching) A. (analyzing), L. (linking), and K. (knowing what to do). The linking step is where analogy comes into play. "What is this passage like?"

Through Jeremiah
without getting lost

A color-coded summary chart of the book is used like a great map. Without it, it is easy to get lost in Jeremiah. Both Jeremiah and Psalm 119 contain a lot about persecution and how to overcome it.

A rich variety of Bible study methods is used in these studies in several Old Testament books, plus Solomon and Elisha.


Various methods are used to study Exodus including: 1.) the Top 55, 2.) questions asked, 3.) things God did, 4.) studies on individuals, and 5.) Jethro's good idea in chapter 18.


Two of the seven studies involve Gideon, and one is on Samson. Often the focus is on lesser-known people whom God used.


The third king of Israel is impressive in many ways but is rarely studied. This set of seven studies is practical and devotional. Yet it also develops key prophecy related points that are often missed.


One of the six studies is on the story of the lost ax head. Most studies are focused on lesser-known people around Elisha.


Four study methods are used in the Esther set. Four main characters are in the Bible Top 55, and these are studied using the "Esther Top Four" game. Another study is on seeing God in the Book, even though He is not directly mentioned.


JOB is tops in questions, with far more questions asked than in any other book. A summary chart shows where they are in the book so that some can be described and discussed. Also, there's a special study on Elihu.


The main purpose of the S.E.E.D. studies is to assure that God is never overlooked. The reading of chapters as "Salads" helps us appreciate all the healthy, God-given variety. And the various Summary charts are for hearty, in-depth studies.


In Amos, the roar of the lion (3:4, 8) and the Lord himself (1:2) represents approaching judgement. Yet, there will be a happy ending for those who fear the Lord (9:11-15).


The prophet's core written message for his own people was that salvation / deliverance is of the Lord rather than through idols. This is illustrated by the great contrasts between Jonah and Gentile seamen in chapter one and between Jonah and the men of Nineveh in the last two chapters.

There are many worksheets in the Matthew set, but one well-designed worksheet includes all the Ladies in Luke.


Many worksheets help describe someone or some thing, passage after passage, through the Gospel. -- Users agree or disagree with worksheet lines and discuss their difference of opinion.


A good worksheet allows much to be discovered without wasting space and time. The Ladies in Luke worksheet is one of the best ever in that regard.

These two sets compare the views people hold and the teaching of the Bible.


The Bible teaches that our true security is in the Lord, but Japanese folks seek security in their group. Their focus is on the present, and eternity is disregarded. This, of course, is contrary to Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

Worldview Compass

The compass diagram points are: North = God, South = sin, East = the group, and West = the individual. The studies in the set are on individuals and groups, including: Jonah & the seamen and the adulterous Woman & her accusers (John 8).

Christmas Basketball is a great way to get family and friends talking about Christ's birth.


Our original Christmas BasketBook game is a great way to help friends and family talk about Christ's birth. There are simple, one-point "foul shots" concerning what Christmas is not as well as more difficult but thought-provoking three-pointers in which three Bible characters are mentioned.

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