Thursday, June 3, 2010

Review: DVD Read and Share Bible- The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles

I admit, I was the type of person who repeatedly said things like "my kids won't watch TV until they're 3".  That lasted up until about the time my first child was a year old.  I do still try to limit the amount of TV that the kids watch though, and I'm very careful about what they are watching. Since we don't have cable, most of my kids' entertainment comes from DVDs.  With the exception of the Boz the Green Bear DVDs, our collection is sadly lacking in age-appropriate Christian DVDs. So I was really excited to get to review the Read and Share Bible- The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles

Here's some information from the DVD's website:
Animated straight from the pages of the popular Read and Share® Bible, The Jesus Series introduces children to the life of Christ. Unlike the 3-minute, bite-size story format of the Read and Share® DVD Bible Volumes 1-4, this DVD is an uninterrupted half-hour presentation of Jesus' ministry along the shores of Lake Galilee and the villages near Nazareth. Children will see Jesus call His disciples, feed 5,000 people, heal the sick, teach about God’s kingdom and introduce the Lord’s Supper.
This DVD completes The Jesus Series by presenting the life of Christ in a way that little ones can understand and build a solid foundation on.

My almost-3-year-old, Ethan was the main reviewer of this DVD, and he liked it a lot. I was really impressed by how well he sat and watched this DVD, even in the absence of flashy animation or singing or any of the things that usually keep his attention in other shows. I liked that this DVD just simply and directly took stories from the Bible and brought them to life.  Reading the Bible with your kids is a must, but sometimes it's hard for the little ones to understand what they're hearing, so resources like this DVD are so great to have on hand!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this DVD free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”