Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's in The Bible

Read my review of the new What's in the Bible DVD, by creator Phil Vischer of VeggieTale fame. Watch the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Mnq_sqMus

and then leave a comment to win one of two give-away certificate to take to your local Christian bookstore and redeem for your own copy. I'll draw a name on March 31. 

 The Bible’s Resurrection

My grandchildren—two to twelve in age—listened as I told them I had a new DVD called What’s in the Bible.

“Do you want to see it?” I asked.

I heard a chorused “Yes,” and my heart soared.

My spirit lifted higher as I watched along with them and gauged their reactions to this on-their-level, upbeat, dynamic story of how we got the Bible compilation. As we learned the content of Genesis and Exodus a succinct theme is prevalent—“The Bible is a story about God and what he’s done for us.”

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer presents the Bible saga accompanied by a mix of puppets, animation, catchy tunes and lyrics, and real children. The series includes how we got the Bible and then a journey through each book.

The theme song keeps making rounds in my head, and I’ll not forget the way the words "verifiable," "reliable” and “Bi-a-ble” can rhyme with just a bit of effort.

Fun, facts, and fictional characters tell “what’s in the Bible,” but here’s the clincher of the series for me: as a grandmother I found myself tearing up at times. Why? God and faithful Jesus are revealed to a younger audience—delivered in engaging ways. I observed the power of God’s word on my grandchildren as they watched the story unfold through Phil's delightful characters.

Parents and grandparents, please don’t plop your little ones in front of this DVD by themselves. Watch it with them. Enjoy the show and take joy in watching the Bible come alive for your younger generations. As I watched it with my grandchildren, they thrilled when they already knew a point being made—a subtle affirmation of their budding faith. They asked me questions, beyond the DVD content—opening conversations for me to share my walk with God. And we laughed together, too.

Some of my tears were brought on by seeing the “big picture” of salvation—once again—through the dreams and work of Phil Vischer. Thank you, Phil, for yielding to God’s original calling for you to help launch children’s faith—faith that can live longer than the human condition.

I see this DVD series and future curriculum as a generational-blessing outlasting my years. I couldn’t find the answer to how many DVDs will compose the collection, but I plan to invest in them. The most sold book in the world and the most unread book in the world has found new life—a resurrection in What’s in the Bible.

Tyndale Publishing House provided a review copy.


  1. Cathy,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful, touching review of "What's In the Bible?." To answer your question, there will be 13 DVDs in the entire series. The third one is slated to release in June and the fourth in September. I'm so glad these DVDs have provided a way for you to share your faith and deepen your relationship with your grandchildren.

    Christy Wong
    Tyndale House Publishers

  2. Thanks for letting me know how many DVDs are planned for the series. I also told our Sunday school coordinator about this valuable tool, posted a review at Amazon and will try to post at B&N, soon, too.

  3. Oh this would be great for my children along with my day care kiddos and foster children! Thanks for letting us know about it!

  4. Sherry Rushing5:37 PM

    The trailer for "What's in the Bible" was great! Music and lot's of fun characters are always a good pairing. I know children of all ages will enjoy and learn valuable lessons from this new series.

    Sherry Rushing

  5. Oh my, that is so great. I love VeggieTales and I think I'm going to love this. What a great thing Visher is doing.

  6. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing this! This is a great way to get kids excited about learning the bible. It also gives really good visuals for stories they have heard over and over. I definatly want to get this for my 4 year old! And I think it is a great gift for other kids too! Thanks so much again!

  7. Mona Gordon11:20 AM

    Millie loves Veggie Tales. Maybe the Easter Bunny will bring it to her.

  8. Mona Gordon11:23 AM

    Thanks for the review. Millie loves VT. Maybe the Easter bunny will bring it to her