Wharton's Word Search Puzzles

Featuring the Books of the Bible

by Rev. Wendell S. Wharton, Jr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781503561335
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781503561458

About the Book

Word search puzzles are one of many types of word games, which are designed to both challenge and stimulate the mind. Unlike cross word puzzles, which give clues to the words needed to fill in the blanks of the puzzle, words search puzzles present a group of apparently random letters that conceal words that must be identified within the puzzle. These word search puzzles were one of several tools developed and utilized by Rev. Wendell Wharton as part of a Bible study program for the youth and young adult ministry. The puzzles were designed to facilitate learning and recall of the books of the Bible in a unique manner, which would make learning both fun and challenging. Each word search puzzle within this publication is one 81/2 x 11 page of letters, which contain the titles of the books of the Bible hidden within them. The challenge and the objective is to identify all sixty-six books within each puzzle. Unique to Rev. Wharton's word search puzzles is that the titles or names of the books of the Bible are so arranged on each page such that when all of them have been identified, circled, or highlighted, an image appears. Each puzzle has a different image contained within it. The images may be a picture of an object, a word, or words. The initial series of puzzles included horizontal, vertical, and oblique entries. There are no oblique entries of name of the books within the puzzles in this publication. The earlier versions were also much smaller and did not reveal hidden images. The images were added to allow Rev. Wharton to quickly assess student progress on a puzzle and offer individualized feedback. While the puzzles were initially designed for the youth and young adults, the increasing number of requests for copies of the puzzles from adults and seniors suggested that there was a much larger audience. Input from Christians who like crossword puzzles revealed an appreciation for this Bible-based word search puzzles, hence this publication. May it be used for the benefit and edification of the saints.

About the Author

Rev. Wendell S. Wharton, Jr. is a Christian believer. He is a licensed and ordained Baptist minister. He has been preaching and teaching the gospel since 1999. In addition to his ministerial experience, Rev. Wharton is a licensed and board certified physician assistant. He has been practicing medicine since 1978. Having learned a number of “life lessons”—as a product of the Los Angeles inner city public school system (determination), a high school and college letterman (perseverance), a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity (fun community service), an Air Force Security Service veteran (analysis), a UCLA graduate (memorization), a Christian (faith), and a health-care professional (compassion)—Rev. Wharton developed a unique philosophy on life, which he shared through his unique teaching style and way of facilitating learning. This Bible-based Word Search Puzzle Book is one of the results of his creative approach to teaching. A former assistant professor at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, he received the Outstanding Instructor Award in 1989, 1991, and in 1993. For his twenty-plus years of service to his profession, he has been awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.