Bible Study Ministries resources by Dee Wirz

A series of English Bible Class texts developed during Dolores “Dee” Wirz’s four decades of ministry in Japan with Asian Access.

Japanese explanations are included in the texts. You may download and print as many copies of the linked scans as you need for your classes.

The texts are listed in general order of difficulty.

(Go to the Print Books page for Barbara Bauman’s fully revised 2019 Japanese/English bilingual parenting text Mitsuketa! Kosodate no Yorokobi / Discovering the Joy of Parenting)

General studies


People Who Met Jesus (textbook)
People Who Met Jesus (teacher’s guide)

Focuses on people in each of the four Gospels and how their lives were changed after meeting Jesus. Excellent study for beginning students.

Who Is God? (textbook)
Who Is God? (teacher’s guide)

Based on the first three chapters of Genesis and the first chapter of John. God is introduced as Creator, Provider, Lord, Communicator, Judge, and Savior.

Highlights in the Life of Jesus (textbook)
Highlights in the Life of Jesus (teacher’s guide)

A selected life of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Both his human and divine natures are examined, as well as his desire to give us eternal life.

The Parables of Jesus (textbook)

God’s kingdom values and how they should affect lifestyle are brought into focus through a study of Jesus’ parables.


Introducing Jesus (textbook)
Introducing Jesus (teacher’s guide)

A personal introduction to Jesus through his “I Am” statements from the Gospel of John. Outreach questions are included in each lesson which will cause students to reflect on their own relationship with Jesus.

Encounter with the Living God

A study of events in the Book of Acts from the life of Paul (who was called Saul before his encounter with the living God). How these events changed his life and the lives of others.

The Story of Ruth

A vivid picture of God’s sovereignty and providence as God works out His plan in His time and way in the life of Ruth, the Moabitess.

Don’t Be Afraid

Stories of real people in the Bible facing their fears and how the Lord helped them.



Lessons in prayer from the real life prayers of seven well-known Old Testament characters, and Jesus and Paul in the New Testament.

Seasonal studies


Holiday Bible Lessons – Celebrating selected American holidays around the year

A brief overview in both Japanese and English of Western holidays throughout the year. Bible lessons are built on themes related to a holiday selected for each month.

The book covers:
• January – New Years Day
• February – Valentines Day
• March/April – Good Friday & Easter
• May – Mothers Day
• June – Wedding Celebrations
• July – Independence Day
• August – Vacation Days
• September – Labor Day
• October – Halloween
• November – Thanksgiving
• December – Christmas

Supplementary Material

• Friendship Mixer

• St. Patrick’s Day Mixer

• Thanksgiving Message

• Thanksgiving Day Activity

• Christmas Bingo

• Candy Cane Story

Announcing Christmas

Five lessons that take the student through: 1) the announcement of the birth of Jesus to Mary, 2) to Joseph, and then 3) covers the birth of Jesus, followed by 4) the announcement of the birth to the shepherds, and then 5) to the wise men.


A Great Light

Three lessons that take the student through: 1) God’s plan for sending the Savior, 2) the birth of Jesus, and 3) the wise men finding the Savior.

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