What's in the Bible? #1: In the Beginning, DVD
Christians beware! Truth in bible gets compromised
First of all, my 4 year old told me after the first viewing that he didn't like it. He has very good discernment what spiritual things are concerned. I didn't take the time to watch all of it before he did but my husband just pointed out to me that they are teaching in this DVD what "various Christians" believe. Well, honestly, I have to be harsh and say "I don't care what all kinds of Christians believe" about creation, what I do care about is that you teach our children what the bible says and stop getting into evolution and all kinds of human believes. When the bible states that God created the earth in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested, then say so and teach that truth from the bible to our kids and don't include all sorts of beliefs from various groups. What do we have the bible for as the infallible word of God if you throw in all sorts of other theories? Just stick to what God has already written down for us in His word. I am not going to buy any more of this series as I cannot trust that the author had in mind to teach our children the truths from the bible. If he is comprising the bible, then this is not good enough for my children to watch and be brainwashed with. I am sending this back and I am deeply disappointed with the author of this series.
April 23, 2013
Fun overview of foundational truths of the Bible!
I have been delighted to see deep foundational truths of the Scripture along with application presented in a very fun and entertaining way. I also really appreciate how it has been presented in a way that points to and highlights the gospel throughout all of the DVDs in the series that I have seen thus far. (We only have 6 DVDs at present.) In regards to a previous reviewer having a concern that it may be over some children's heads; I think that is certainly a possibility, but that does not mean that it is not good for children to be exposed to deeper theological teaching. The Bible and the gospel itself are simple yet so very far from simplistic. I think this series tries to follow that pattern of simplicity at one level yet also introducing information that people may normally not be exposed to, except in a seminary, in order to challenge and enrich us and very often kids can surprise us on what they can learn!
March 15, 2013
Fun for the whole family
My kids have watched this quite a bit, but my husband and I enjoyed watching it too. I can't think of any other kids DVD that uses the word "Septuagint" and in such an entertaining way. All four of my kids (age 3-10) love watching this. I wouldn't say it is "over their heads". They each like different parts and characters. I really appreciate the way bits of important theology are woven into fun stories and songs. And that Genesis song is really snappy!
December 31, 2012
What's in the bible.
I love, love, love Veggie Tales. (who could make stories about vegetables with no arms lovable?) And I love these stories as well. I feel like I have a short time available to convince my grandchildren that God is real and the Bible is relevant. I want to have stories available that they can listen to over and over again. The Bible is a big book, so we must divide and conquer. Also, including adult humor is just so important, it makes kid friendly shows palatable to us adults who are watching them over and over again too. Thank you guys!
December 21, 2012