What’s in the Bible? is a new DVD series from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the entire Bible. The 13 DVD-series will release beginning March 1, 2010.
Phil Vischer and Jellyfish Labs
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 different way. 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 continues to pursue innovative new ways to integrate faith and storytelling through his new company, Jellyfish Labs. His projects include Jelly Telly, which provides faith-based daily programming via the internet at JellyTelly.com
"65% of kids are dropping out of church as soon as they graduate from high school, we need to do something about this." -Phil Vischer
Do You Know What’s in the Bible?
Who translated the Vulgate?
What IS the Vulgate?
Can you name Noah’s 3 sons? What about Noah’s wife?
What does “Genesis” mean?
How many books are in the New Testament? The Old? Both?
Did the answers to those questions pop into your head as soon as you read them? Did you have to stop and think? Did you know all? Some? None?
What’s in the Bible? aims to confront the growing crisis of Bible illiteracy within the Church. It’s more than a DVD series; it’s a movement aimed at our children and their families, at churches and pastors … at Christians who know Bible stories, but may not know all that much about the Bible itself.
I was given the opportunity by Tyndale Publishers to review the new DVD series. I was sent the newly available DVD's 1 & 2. The package came in the mail, I gather my kids and we popped some popcorn.
I was very pleased with the content Phil and the Jellyfish team has included in this series. The characters are fun and in the words on my six-year-old, "they are puppets?!" She wasn't sure if she liked the fact that they were puppets, for some strange reason she thought the she was too old to watch a 'puppet show'. I think she was expecting dancing vegetables because I told her that the same guy who made Veggie Tales, made this DVD series too. So maybe that was my bad!
After viewing What's in the Bible,I questioned my kids on the things that Buck Denver and his friends shared. They remembered most of the answers. My five year old son sat amazed at the fact of learning the why behind God flooding the earth. Many kids miss the fact that the earth had gotten so bad that God decided to start over. They know that Noah built a big boat and filled it to the rim with lots of animals, but they forget to mention why all that had to happen.
Having the different characters that 'specialize' in different parts of teaching, e.i. Sunday School Lady sharing about what is actually in the Bible, Chuck Wagon singing the catchy tunes,the Pastor who helps us define the 'big' words, even Phil in the fresh keeping them all on track and giving us Bible facts.
I was very impressed with the first 2 DVDs in the series and I look forward to seeing the rest of them!
I'd love to see Phil have some downloads available as worksheets and coloring pages to go with each DVD. I'd love to incorporate this into our Bible Class in our homeschooling. I know many church will use this as a Sunday School tool, so to have some free downloads to go with it would be awesome.
I am very excited for the remainder of the series and to see Phil succeed in his new project. Hats off to Phil for getting back to the basics of God's original plan for him. When we are faithful, we are blessed!
Here you can download some fun coloring pages of the new characters who will be walking your kids through the Bible!
Tyndale Publishers has graciously given me a certificate for DVD 1 & 2 to give away to two lucky readers!
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