Thursday, November 18, 2010

"What's In the Bible" DVD Review and Giveaway!


I am very excited to be a stop on "What's In the Bible?" Blog Tour! I love it when someone creates new ways to help my kids learn about God and his Word, especially when it is something that we can enjoy together. Our weekly 'family nights' have become almost non-existent since Mark went on orders in April and I am hoping that DVDs like this one will help us get started again.

I was provided with a copy of "What's In the Bible #4, Battle for the Promised Land". Here is a quick preview of the DVD:




 
 


"In What’s In the Bible #4, Battle for the Promised Land, Buck Denver and cast take the viewer through Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. They also explore two more Big Questions.





From the man who made vegetables talk (and sing, dance, and tell Bible stories) comes this engaging new series that walks kids through the entire Bible! Each DVD is filled with an entertaining cast of characters that bring the most powerful Bible stories to life using humor, animation, creative storytelling, and fun songs. Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer on a wild and zany journey and see the world’s most amazing book come to life for a new generation."

While I tried to get all six kids to watch it, I just couldn't interest the 17 year-old and the 3 year-old was all excited about hearing familiar voices (from Veggie Tales), but it didn't hold her attention for long. She did think that the guys singing the Judges song sounded like the Jonas Brothers (yes, she does watch way too much Disney Channel).

However, the other 4 really enjoyed it. Here are their 'reviews':

Q's:
1. What did you learn from it?
2. Did you find it entertaining?
3. Would you watch the rest of the series?
4. Who was your favorite character?


Mac (age 9):
1. I learned about different books of the bible, like the historical books.
2. Oh yeah!
3. Yes
4. The pirate. He was really fun!

Little Soldier (age 10)
1. I learned what the 1st five books of the bible are called.
2. Yes, very, it was hilarious!
3. Yes
4. Pirate Pete

Abs (age 12)
1. Thanks to the Sunday School Lady, I learned that it took a woman Judge to finally do the job right.
2. Yes, it was funny.
3. Probably
4. Pirate Pete

Toast (almost 15)
1. The names of all the Judges.
2. Yah, loved the satire and sarcasm.
3. Yes
4. Pirate Pete and the old ladies on the couch.

My thoughts...

I will admit that I am not a huge fan of t.v. and most kid shows. I don't usually sit and watch movies with my kids, I let my husband do that. I do however, LOVE Veggie Tales and that is why I signed up for this blog tour.   

That being said, I was able to sit through the entire hour long DVD. Had it been something like Boz, I would have left the room. (No offense to Boz, my 3 year-old loves him, I just can't do kid shows.) "What's In the Bible?" was entertaining and kept my attention. There were a lot of things they covered that I know I have never taught my children and probably should. In fact, I am pretty sure the last time I covered the book of Judges was when my senior was in 2nd grade.

However, it was not like Veggie Tales. I think I secretly hoped it would be :)  My older kids were more than fine with that. They think they are too old for Veggie Tales and pretend that they only watch it because the baby wants to see Bob and Larry.

My kids really seemed to enjoy the DVD. When they came in the door from church tonight I was replaying part of it and the 14 year-old did the shrieking thing that teenagers do and exclaimed, "I love this part!". They have also been singing parts of it for a few days and anything that can stick in their head that long and include biblical truth is a good thing.

All in all, I think it is a good product and definitely a DVD that we will watch again. I will most likely purchase the first three for Christmas. They will be a nice addition to my Veggie Tale collection.

Now for the contest!

How to enter:
1. Main entry - Leave a comment letting me know your favorite thing to do for 'family time' and how you make it special.

Bonus entries - Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

2. Like "Our Crazy Life" on Facebook

3. Share this post on Facebook - or any other Social Networking Site using the "Share the Love" buttons below the post. One Bonus entry per 'share', make sure to leave a comment for each entry!

4. Follow me on Google Friend Connect.

5. Sign up for "What's In The Bible?" newsletter.

6. Become a fan of "What’s in The Bible?" on Facebook

7. Tweet this giveaway (1X/day - be sure to leave a comment for each tweet). Copy and paste: 
Enter to win "What’s in The Bible?" DVD from @mama2six at http://bit.ly/9x1s80 ends 11/26 please RT! #Giveaway


8. Add my button to your blog (Worth two entries, leave two comments!)

9. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. (Worth two entries, leave two comments!)

Please make sure you have a way to contact you, either by having your reply-to email address set or by leaving a link to your personal blog.

Contest will end Friday night, 11/26, at 10:00 pm CST.

Winner will be mailed a Tyndale House gift certificate redeemable for a free copy of the DVD "What's in the Bible? #4, Battle for the Promised Land". It is the winner's responsibility to redeem their certificate.

For more information, visit Tyndale House Publishers and "What's In the Bible?" .

*Fine Print: I was provided with a copy of the DVD for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine (and my kiddos) and I was not required to give a positive review.

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27 comments:

  1. Well Caleb says his favorite "family time" is Rock Band. I do enjoy laughing as I watch them, but playing it stresses me out.
    My favorite activity would probably be playing soccer with everyone. That or just sitting down to a nice meal together and chatting about our day. (I know that might seem lame but I do love it!)

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  2. Hey Athena,

    I'll help out! I will tell you our favorite family time is a game night.

    I saw Phil's session at Convention so I have seen a clip of his new venture.

    I'll blog about your contest and send some folks over.

    Heather W (as in your New York AD pal)

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  3. http://blogshewrote.blogspot.com/2010/11/whats-in-bible-contest.html

    Here you go Athena! That makes three entries for me!

    Heather

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  4. What a great company with an awesome message! Now off to post on my fb!

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  5. We love to host family game nights! Everyone always has tons of fun :)

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  6. We spend our time together watching our favorite TV show and talking about. We have been doing this for the last 11 years. The little ones get floor play time with that family.

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  7. I love this. I had not seen these dvds before. Definitely something I want to check out. Our favorite family nights are camping in the living room! We build a fire in the fireplace (when it's cool or cold) and bring all of the blankets and pillows to the living room. Mom gets the couch while Dad and all kids sleep on the floor. We set up a pack n play until recently, now everyone is on the floor. We stay up late talking and watching the fire. We have even roasted marshmallows in our fireplace! We love it. And can do it much more often than actually going camping. Since we homeschool, it can be done any night except for Saturday!
    kori.ireland@gmail.com
    Kori

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  8. I just signed up for their newsletter. AND ordered the first two DVDs for Christmas gifts. By the way, they currently have DVD 1 on sale for $5! Don't know for how long, but it's cheaper with that sale to buy them separately than to buy the set. I am so excited about these!
    kori.ireland@gmail.com
    Kori

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  9. Hello,
    My favorite family time is playing board games. I like Christian board games, and it is speacial if the family is together and children are not quarelling :)

    gerszabi@yahoo.com

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  10. I like your blog on FB

    gerszabi@yahoo.com

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  11. favorite family time is either watching a movie together or playing the wii.
    Liked you on FB & sharing the giveaway on FB.

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  12. Love it, I would love to win this...

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  13. "like" what's in the Bible on FB

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  14. Hi Athena,
    I "Like" What's in the Bible on FB and tweeted.


    Danielle was Bob the Tomato for Halloween this year. Some people thought she was an apple, but she kept telling them that she was Bob. (so funny!)

    Christy

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  15. Our favorite thing to do for family time is to play board games! We have a great time laughing and playing together!

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  16. I am a fan of What's in the Bible on FB

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  17. I shared this post on FB with your Share the Love button

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  18. wow, that's awesome! PS: I LOVE Veggie Tales too :)

    Thanks for participating in the RoundUp! :)

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  19. I love for all of us to go outside and play together! It doesn't matter what we do - it's always special to me!

    Kelli
    kbjernigan@yahoo.com

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  20. I liked Our Crazy Life on FB.

    Kelli
    kbjernigan@yahoo.com

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  21. I became of fan of What's In the Bible on FB.

    Kelli
    kbjernigan@yahoo.com

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  22. I signed up for the What's in the Bible newsletter.

    Kelli
    kbjernigan@yahoo.com

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