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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's in the Bible Video Review and Giveaway

Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales, has created a new DVD series that is engaging and fun that teaches more than just morals and Bible stories. It's called What's in the Bible-and explains what is in the Bible and how the stories all fit together to tell THE story of God's love for us. Though animation and puppetry is used, there is plenty in these videos for adults to learn, too! I like that Phil Vischer, himself, also presents a lot of the content. From Tyndale: Kids today consume a staggering five hours of media each day, and may spend about one hour a week in church. Seven out of ten American adults believe kids receive inadequate spiritual instruction. For conservative Christians, the number rises to nine out of ten. It’s no wonder the Church is so biblically illiterate:
· 64% of Americans said they did not read the Bible because they are too busy.
· In a report on America’s religious illiteracy, USA Today reported that 50% of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married.
· A 2000 study showed that 60% of evangelical Christians believed that Jesus was born in Jerusalem rather than Bethlehem.
· Only half of American adults can name even one of the four Gospels
Phil’s series, What’s In the Bible?, is part of the solution to the problem of biblical illiteracy. This 13-part DVD series will take you through the entire Bible—Genesis through Revelation—in a format that provides the best of biblical education for kids. The first two DVDs, In the Beginning and Let my People Go, will take you and your kids through Genesis and Exodus through hilarious new characters, catchy songs, and engaging animation.
As Christians, my husband and I want to teach our children about God. We believe that we can't depend upon the church to do it. I truly think this series would be a good tool to use to help children understand the story of God and what He's done for us. This is not just another collection of Bible stories.
This video series addresses a lot of big questions.
Who wrote the Bible?
How do we know we can trust it?
How do all the stories fit together to tell ONE story?
These first two videos In the Beginning and Let My People Go even address some difficult topics.
Why are there different numbers of books in Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Bibles?
How long is a day when referring to Creation?
Explains words like testament and canon.
And more.
These show how the Bible is reliable and verifiable. Though a three year old might enjoy the video series, it is well beyond a three and most four year olds. This is recommended for ages 5-9, but I believe that most adults can still learn from this...it is that thorough. (Teens may feel it is beneath them, though.) This is a video series that I would love to have with our personal collection (not just the first two episodes)!
This trailer gives you a great idea of what the videos are like.
Something to note: There are some references to secular things such as books, movies, and television. These are in passing and not dwelt upon. Personally, I do not have a problem with it, but wanted to make sure others knew about it. Interested? You can buy it, or you can win it right here!
I have two certificates (videos 1 and 2) for one reader (if you live outside the US, you can mail the certificates to www.tyndale.com to be redeemed). Even if you don't have children of your own or any you would like to give these to, they would make a fabulous donation to a church library. If you are interested in winning the certificates, please leave a comment making sure I have a way to contact you. Leave another separate comment if you are a follower as a bonus entry! Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 6 at 7 pm (EST).
Thank you Tyndale.com for providing me a review copy.

20 comments:

Carrie said...

I've been seeing this around and I would LOVE to win a copy!

Carrie said...

And! I'm a follower! =)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I'm a follower, too.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Oh, I think I saw this at the Christian bookstore in town, but I didn't take the time to check it out - it looks great! I wanna win- I wanna win! :)

Miller Moments said...

I would love to win these. kmmiller4@gmail.com

I am also a follower. :)

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower!

danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Oh, I would love to win this for my boys. Thank you for the chance!

danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

Miller Moments said...

I'm a follower. :)

Lisa said...

I'm a follower.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Lisa said...

I've been hearing about this series. Sounds neat.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Renee said...

I have heard so many good things about these videos ~ please enter me. Thanks for hosting this!

Ticia said...

I'm a follower!

Ticia said...

Oh! I hope I win. I'm looking for when these come on sale here, but I'll take a giveaway.

Renee said...

I'm a follower! Thanks so much for hosting this.

Marcella said...

I would love to have a copy for my church library!
marcellahaanstra@gmail.com

Amity said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to share these with my nieces :)

zenzart at hotmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Julia said...

I think my kids would love to watch this.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

pwnmom said...

BTW... I'm a follower!
ladettek[at]gmail.com

pwnmom said...

Awesome looking videos!

ladettek[at]gmail.com

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