Monday, March 8, 2010

DVD Review: What's In the Bible? by Phil Vischer (and a giveaway!)

Phil Vischer has done it again! The creator of VeggieTales has come out with a new DVD series entitled What's In the Bible? The goal of the series is to "bring the Bible to kids and make it alive to them." Mr. Vischer wanted to present the story of the Bible to kids and to "teach kids the Gospel and how to live it." I believe that is a worthy goal. And I believe that these DVDs will accomplish that goal.

I watched the first two episodes of What's In the Bible? with four of my five children. We all really enjoyed it. There were characters that made us laugh, such as Clive and Ian (brothers with Australian accents), Chuck Wagon (a cowboy who sings and plays the guitar) and Captain Pete (a pirate who teaches Bible and church history). And there's Michael, who is an adorable little boy who is watching these DVDs from the back seat of his mother's car along with his younger brother, Pierre. For all of you who are familiar with VeggieTales, you will probably recognize some of the same type of humor and style that was evident in those videos.

The theology contained in these videos seemed to me to be right on. There was only one statement that I might disagree with ("Everyone on earth can be a part of God's spiritual kingdom"), but all in all, pretty theologically sound. The Gospel had a major role (as it should) and there was much emphasis given to God, His plan, and how messed up we are and how we need salvation and redemption.

I highly recommend this DVD series to everyone, young and old. 

And, Tyndale has given me two certificates for the first two DVD's to give away on this blog! Just leave a comment before midnight on March 31. I will pick a winner on April 1. Just be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you win.

Here's Phil Vischer to tell you more about What's In the Bible?:

For more information on What's In the Bible? visit the Tyndale Publisher's website or

(The DVDs reviewed were sent to me by Tyndale House Publishers. I received no monetary compensation for this review. The opinions expressed are completely my own.)


Carrie said...

I saw this and was curious about it. I'd love to be entered into your contest. Thanks for the review and information!

martie1228 said...

Oh, my goodness! These look absolutely AMAZING! I would hope that every church had a set for their young children's classes... and I, for one, would love to be sitting in on each one - growing and learning these WAY COOL SONGS!!! :) You are doing an amazing job with your blog, Judy! Keep up the good work!

Connie said...

I would LOVE a chance to win part of this series! My son (4) watched the trailer and can't wait to see more. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Thanks for your great review! We love VeggieTales, so I am excited to introduce my kids to a new, more in depth series.

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Karen said...

Hi Judy!
This series looks amazing. I know Zoe and Nolan would really enjoy it and learn so much from it. Thanks for your reviews! Happy blogging!

david and amanda said...

Thanks for the opportunity! :>)

Casey said...

I'd love to share these DVD's with kids in our neighborhood. Another opportunity to share Christ.

Karla Meachem said...

My kids would love a copy; we would also share the copy with our church family!

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Tiffany said...

We love anything BigIdea at our house! I hope we win!

@EBMR said...

would love to win one of these dvds for my 4 yr old.Loves Veggie Tales so this would be great!


Madonna said...

I would love to have this whole series for my grandchildren. I think this will probably be one of those series gifts where you buy part every holiday.

Desiree said...

I think my grandchildren would enjoy this!

Amity said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to share these with my nieces.

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