Homeschooled Ohio teen bones up on Bible

WEST FARMINGTON, OH – Ryan Shaffer knows his Bible. The West Farmington teen can recite large chunks of it word-for-word. That’s why the West Farmington teen took top honors this year at the Christian and Missionary Alliance International Bible Quizzing finals in Redding, Calif.

”I have memorized most of Luke, John, Acts, First and Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians,” Ryan, 17, said.

”I couldn’t quote them all right now because I’ve done them over the last five years or so and I haven’t been reviewing them, but I still remember a large portion of those books.”

Bible quizzing doesn’t sound like the usual kind of hobby for a teen.

”Well I’m not exactly a perfectly normal kid. I’m a little weird,” Ryan said.

He’s a home-schooled high school senior who’s already taking post-secondary classes at Kent State University Trumbull Campus. He’s also a National Merit scholar, a pianist, plays basketball for his homeschool group’s team, runs his own computer business and is considering majoring in computer engineering or computer sciences. ” Read more…

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