Sunday, May 1, 2011
What's in the Bible Volume 5 Review & Giveaway
Every since we discovered the What's in the Bible series last year, my family has been hooked. From the opening theme song to the closing credits, the shows are laugh out loud funny, full of silly songs, pop culture references, and wacky, muppet-like characters.
What else are they full of? Solid biblical teachings, which go above and beyond just retelling familiar Bible stories. This series goes deeper, touching on the complexities of biblical characters, connections between the Old and New Testaments, and recurring biblical themes.
In short, What's in the Bible is the perfect combination of silly and serious, and in spite of the fact that it's aimed at children, I confess that my husband and I have learned a lot from the series.
Phil Vischer, the guy behind the equally fabulous Veggie Tales series is also the creator of What's in the Bible.
I've recommended the series far and wide, online and off. It's that great.
I was recently send a copy of the newest DVD in the series, Volume 5, Israel Gets a King: 1 and 2 Samuel to review. L was elated. (So was I.)
This DVD picks up where volume 4 left off, starting with a brief review of everything covered in the series up to this point. It then dives into the story of Saul, Israel's first king, and runs through the lives of King David, and King Solomon. Along the way, other topics are touched on, for example a discussion about the Holy Trinity.
Our whole family crawled into bed and watched the DVD together. It was just as good as I expected. L said his favorite part was the part about David and Goliath, which has long been one of his favorite parts of the Bible. As usual, my favorite parts were the songs.
L is already asking when the next DVD will be available.
There are lots of free resources to go along with the DVDs. Here are a few:
Check out the What's in the Bible Youtube channel.
Coloring pages of your favorite What's in the Bible characters
Bible flash cards
Tyndale is allowing me to give away a certificate good for a copy of What's in the Bible Volume 5. (It's redeemable at Christian book stores, or via the mail.) I also have a neat What's in the Bible pin to go along with it.
For your first entry, leave a comment saying who you'll give the DVD to if you win.
For additional entries, you may Tweet/FB/Blog about the giveaway up to once per day. (Please leave a separate comment for each entry.) Help me get the word out about this great Christian resource!
Giveaway will end at 10:00 pm central time, on 5/6/2011.
Disclosure: As a part of the What's in the Bible Street Team, I was provided with a review copy of the DVD, a voucher to give away, and promotional materials like pins and posters. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are my own.