· 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.
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.