5 Stars Out Of 5
History of the Early Church Well Summarized
December 12, 2014
What happened to Jesus' followers after He left? How did the Gospel spread? Who was this "Helper" Jesus said He was going to send?
That is what "What's in the Bible? Volume 11; Spreading the Good News!: The Book of Acts" helps to answer.
It gives the history of the early church, and defines terms such as "gentiles," "Christ," and "Christian," and tells where the word Christian comes from.
Besides presenting the history about Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Pentecost, and Peter and Paul, these two 25-minute episodes deal with some challenging questions.
Can science show that miracles such as Jesus resurrection can't happen? What is science?
Why did God choose Paul to help spread the Gospel? What were some advantages Paul had? One puppet asks, "Why did God rescue Paul many times, but not Stephen? Didn't God love Stephen as much?" Good questions.
Like others in this 13-volume series, it summarizes material using songs, humor, with friendly puppets and their puppet master, Phil Vischer. Vischer created VeggieTales, and still does the voices of Bob the Tomato and other VeggieTales characters.
This new series differs from VeggieTales because this goes through the books of the Bible in order, using puppets and animation. But like VeggieTales, adults can enjoy and gain from it as well.
Bonus Features are "Show Outtakes," "Michael's Deleted Scene," and "A Pirate's Guide to Church History."
Besides endorsements on the back cover from Max Lucado and Francis Chan that are on all 13 volumes, Volume 11 has a new endorsement from "Money Saving Mom," Crystal Paine, saying, "Our family LOVES these DVDs! God has used them in powerful ways in our childrens lives!"