In What’s in the Bible? volume 5, Buck Denver and cast take us through 1 and 2 Samuel. The two episodes focus on three of the most influential kings of Israel (Saul, David, and Solomon). And the Tricky Bits section explains the Trinity (after we learn that the Spirit of the Lord fell upon David). The DVD highlights God’s promise to David and how the promise impacts the salvation story. We also see what happens when David (and the other kings) sin against God. Kids learn that there are consequences for sin!
From the man who made vegetables talk (and sing, dance, and tell Bible stories) comes an engaging new series that walks kids through the entire Bible! Each DVD is filled with an entertaining cast of characters that bring the most powerful Bible stories to life using humor, animation, creative storytelling, and fun songs. Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer on a wild and zany journey and see the world’s most amazing book come to life for a new generation.
In 1990, 24-year-old computer animator Phil Vischer sat down to create a group of characters that could teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully weird way. Hence, a tomato named Bob and a cucumber named Larry were born. VeggieTales would go on to revolutionize Christian filmmaking, selling more than 50 million videos and placing Phil’s faith-filled stories in one in every three American households with young children. Phil is highly respected by key leaders across the Christian landscape, from Joel Osteen to James Dobson. His company, Jellyfish Labs, provides faith-based daily programming via the Internet at jellytelly.com. The characters from the What’s in the Bible? series are featured, but the content is not specifically from the DVDs. Phil continues to pursue innovative ways to integrate faith and storytelling through Jellyfish Labs. He chose the name Jellyfish as a reminder to remain pliable to God’s plans and not his own. Phil lives with his wife, Lisa, and their three kids in Illinois.
I really feel that this is a great series. I love that it is geared more towards the older kids ages 7 to 12 (unlike Veggie Tales that is geared for the pre-school and younger school age children). I like that it gives more information about the Bible and uses both puppets and animation in the teaching. Of course Phil Vischer is a great story teller and we see him as the narrator as well as hear his talent behind many (if not all) of the voices of the other characters in this series. As a homeschool mom this is a fun way to teach Bible and I found that it is an asset to our curriculum.
My Girls Thoughts:
S (age 11) – some parts of it were funny. My favorite was the part where Ian was going on and on about a dinosaur with a saddle and headlights.
H (age 9) – My favorite part is when the pirates submarine started leaking and he said nothing. lol
A (age 6) – I love the part when I saw darth vader. lol
Mom’s Final Thoughts:
I know my kids like a series when they want to watch it over and over again. We will definitely be getting the previous 4 DVD’s of this series. Ya’ll really need to check this out.
Tyndale House has been gracious to send me a certificate for a FREE copy of What’s In the Bible? DVD 5 to give away here on my blog. To enter please leave a comment on this blog post (not on the facebook note or page you have to come to the actual blog post to leave your comment.) Please only one entry per person. I will announce the winner on Monday May the 9th. Contest closes on Saturday May the 7th.