Return Era
Bible Journal Class

Rebuilding Lives and Communities in the Return Era
A Bible Study and Journaling Odyssey


Hi, I'm Robin Sampson McCarthy, and I'm thrilled to be your instructor for this transformative Bible journaling class on the Return Era.

About this Class

Embark on a captivating journey through the Return Era, where we'll explore the profound stories of God's people as they rebuild their lives, communities, and faith after years of exile. Through immersive Bible study and creative journaling, you'll gain a deep understanding of the prominent people, significant events, and geography that shaped this pivotal period in biblical history.

As we delve into the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, we'll witness the three waves of returning exiles and uncover the powerful theme of restoration that flows through their narratives. You'll discover how God's covenant people, guided by His Word, were called to obey and rebuild Jerusalem under Persian control.

But this class is more than just a history lesson. You'll have the opportunity to apply the timeless spiritual truths from these Bible stories to your own life, making the Return Era relevant and meaningful to your personal journey of faith.

Whether you choose to Bible journal in your Bible, a notebook, a junk journal (which becomes a Treasure Journal once you add scripture), or Memory Dex Cards, you'll receive inspiring ideas and samples in every lesson to help you engage with God's Word in a creative and impactful way.

Join me on this transformative 30-day adventure through the Return Era, and experience the power of God's redemptive love and faithfulness as you study, journal, and grow in your faith.

Optional Return Bible Journal Kit 

We have a special offer for our students. Once you enroll and gain access to your class, you'll find an exclusive 50% discount coupon waiting for you.  


Bible Journaling Options  


You can cut and paste images into a Journaling Bible or use a digital Bible. If you are new you may want to try out a notebook method first.



Bible journal in a notebook or Travelers Notebook. You can do this by printing and cutting out images or creating pages digitally. 


The quickest option is journaling on four-inch Memory Dex Cards (Printable or digital). Beautifully displayed in a Dex Card Box. 


The Exile Era is the seventh of the twelve eras. Each of the 12 Bible Eras courses is designed to help you see the big picture of the Bible, seeing Jesus through both testaments. The sixty-six books of the Bible are one magnificent unified story about God's loving, striving pursuit of restoring His relationship with us, His children.

The Bible can feel overwhelming and confusing, and if you have read through the Bible there is still a chance you may see it as a series of unconnected stories put together at random. To understand this story you need the key.

The Key is Structure

This course will help you easily understand the structure of the twelve Bible history eras. Having this key will enable you to put the major men and women and events together in their proper chronological order, as well as to understand how Jesus is revealed as Messiah throughout both testaments. As we learn about each era, we will Bible journal using different methods.

Unlock the Treasures of God's Word 

  • Over twenty years ago I found the 12 Bible Eras system by Max Anders, a classic, simple-to-use guide to Scripture.
  • I used Anders' book as a jumping-off place to write  Bible lessons for my children so I could teach chronologically using the division of the 12 eras. 
  • It was awesome! We saw Jesus in every book of the Bible. All the stories combine as ONE UNIFIED STORY!
  • Now you can take this class with a group and study one in-depth era study every month. 
  • The Bible is made up of 66 books written by 40 different authors from three continents who wrote in three different languages over a period of about 2,000 years. But they all tell one unified story easily studied in 12 individual historical periods.
  • When you put the pieces together it is like a beautiful symphony. 
  • I looked at many other programs and continued using this 12 Era study because it made the most sense. 
  • Each class contains 4-5 lessons per week and can be completed in less than a month.
  • Lessons can be completed in twenty to thirty minutes.
  • Bible journaling the lesson can take 20 minutes to three hours depending on the methods you choose.
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