Jacob's Ladder, DVD Set
a great teaching tool
First let me say that no teaching tool stands alone. There is a fictional aspect to this series as the children go back in time. It does require some explanation to children, as well as the fact that the actors play different roles in different stories. Even our youngest children have been able to understand those aspects. That being said, the bible stories are biblically accurate. In fact, I have become aware of details that I never noticed in the biblical text. The acting is engaging,and our Kids club group has enjoyed this series for many years. I wish there were sequels.
May 3, 2013
I wanted to use this series to supplement our Summer time Sunday School program. I was very disappointed because the adult who enables the kids to go back in to Biblical times inserts himself into the story as an angel giving a message. He was flippant and not a Godly emissary in his presentation. Not to mention the fact that he is not an angel! nor THE angel that is supposed to be giving the message. I believe it was the story of Gideon. Additionally, the "scene" and clothing appeared to be set in Medieval times rather than Biblical. It was all just a little too strange, and not true to the Word. I was able to return the series with some argument to CBD. Understandably I had opened the series. So if you care about showing this for a Sunday School class, or in any teaching arena, be forewarned that it will be inaccurate.
March 5, 2012
Our JY class is really enjoying these DVD's. I recommend them to anyone looking for a new way of presenting a bible character study to this age group.
September 12, 2011
Great Biblical message for kids.
I have been very pleased with the DVD set. We are using it for our kids in a home Bible study group. They hold the kids attention and are great for a wide age range. They help the kids think about how God works in their own lives and makes the Bible come to life.
April 1, 2011