This series _What's In the Bible? with Buck Denver_ is by far, Phil Vischer's best work to date (and we all know he does fabulous work!) As instructional designers and former teachers, my husband and I are extremely impressed by the instructional design aspect of this series. We have even learned some things because of how well the information is presented! There are a variety of characters and different vignettes so the show goes quickly and keeps the attention of the audience. The characters are endearing and funny but do actually teach important information that even someone in seminary will have to know! My favorite character (as a former history teacher) is the pirate who teaches church history. Sounds crazy but he breaks it down with such great visuals that he cleared up some confusion I always had to look up before I taught because I would transpose dates by accident. The visuals make it so searing to memory that the information has finally stuck in my mind now! The best part of this series is its accuracy and ecumenical nature. It is spot on with traditional, fundamental views of the Bible and Church teachings. I highly recommend it for families who want clean, wholesome yet educational entertainment. This series is also on Right Now Media if you want to try one out first before you buy it. Well-worth the investment! I would go so far to say it can even be used in Children's Church or Sunday School because it is that good!
These two 25-minute episodes in "What's in the Bible? Volume 12" are about Paul's letters.
Episode 1 starts with a summary so it's easy to remember where we are at. Then Phil Vischer (VeggieTales creator) and his puppets use colorful animation and songs to answer questions like these:
What are "epistles"? How many are in the New Testament? What are the names of the 13 Epistles Paul wrote? How are they arranged in the Bible? What order were they written in? Who did Paul write to? What are some major ideas in each of these books?
Episode 2 starts with one puppet asking, "Why do we need Paul's letters when weve got the Gospels?"
After answering that, they turn to some of Paul's main ideas, including being justified by grace through faith. The meanings of "justified," "grace," "faith," and other words are then described.
Other key ideas are about whether we need to follow all the Jewish laws, and what is the fruit of the Spirit? What is "sanctification" and how long does the process take for each one of us?
How do we "walk with Jesus"? What are some practical things to do?
Bonus Features include "Show Outtakes" and "Michael's Deleted Scene."
This DVD is a very good introduction to Paul's letters and is not only good for children, but adults can learn from and enjoy it also. There are some wonderful and simple definitions even adults can struggle with, described using cartoons to make Paul's ideas clear.
disappointed in the whole series. while its supposed to be a christian thing, theres a lie in the theme song! your hair is plyable! ...the songs indicate you dont have to change you behavior...when infact, we must repent & turn....typical fluff..not biblical... but gives the appearance of biblical..but its alot of nonsense