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.