Saturday, July 24, 2010

What’s In The Bible? 3 Wanderin’ in the Desert

WanderingDesert What’s In The Bible? 3 Wanderin’ in the Desert
Created by Phil Visher
Distributed by Tyndale

About the DVD

In What’s In the Bible #3, Wanderin’ in the Desert, Buck Denver and his cast of friends take us through the next three books of the Bible—Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—helping kids understand how these books fit in with Genesis and Exodus to make up the Pentateuch and to set the stage for the trials and victories of God’s people. The question “Did this stuff really happen?” is also answered.

From the man who made vegetables talk (and sing and dance and tell Bible stories) comes this third release in the engaging new series that walks kids through the entire Bible! Each DVD is filled with an entertaining cast of characters who bring the most powerful Bible stories to life using humor, 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.

Who is Phil Vischer?

pic_lg_vischer_phil In 1990, 24-year-old computer animator Phil Vischer sat down to create a group of characters that could teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully weird way. Hence, a tomato named Bob and a cucumber named Larry were born. VeggieTales would go on to revolutionize Christian filmmaking, selling more than 50 million videos and placing Phil's faith-filled stories in one in every three American households with young children. Phil is highly respected by key leaders across the Christian landscape, from Joel Osteen to James Dobson. His company, Jellyfish Labs, provides faith-based daily programming via the Internet at The characters from the What's in the Bible? series are featured, but the content is not specifically from the DVDs. Phil continues to pursue innovative ways to integrate faith and storytelling through Jellyfish Labs. He chose the name Jellyfish as a reminder to remain pliable to God's plans and not his own. Phil lives with his wife, Lisa, and their three kids in Illinois.

My Thoughts

I previously had the opportunity to review the first two dvds of What’s In The Bible?   When I had the opportunity to apply on the blog tour for the third DVD, I did so.   However, this time I have to investigate the opportunity of using this in an homeschool setting.      Would I use this series for homeschool?

My answer to this question is quite simple: TOTALLY and ABSOLUTELY!   I mean this wonderful series is very informative on what the Bible is all about that even adults would learn from it.   I am serious.  For this particular DVD, I sat down with my husband and watched it.   My kids are already fond of the characters you see.   So we watched it and I enjoyed my husband laughing and saying “WoW!  I am learning things here and this is wonderful.   I want to watch the two first ones…” (coming from a guy who has been a Christian for over 20 years and knows about the Bible quite a lot).

This DVD completes the first five books of the Bible and the children will even learn about the different laws God has made for His people as well as the term Pentateuch.  The video is made in such a crazy and fun way that the lesson will stick in the head of the kids (and adults) for years to come.   

As a homeschool parent, I am always on the lookout to find products that will help me and the kids to understand and learn the Bible.    What’s In The Bible? will help you to complete your regular bible teaching.   This is not to replace the devotions and the prayer time.   No, it is to provide a resource to introduce the children (and sometimes the adults as well) in a better understanding of what is the Bible, who is God, and why has he made so many rules…   I’m sure that the future episodes of What’s In The Bible? will answer even more questions that children (and adults) can have about this marvelous book.

I want my kids to understand their Bible more than me when they are grown up.   I wished that I would have had something like this series when I was a child.   I am glad that I can enjoy them with my kids when they are watching it.    These DVDs will be included in our homeschool curriculum so that our kids can have a solid ground on understanding the Bible and the God behind it.

My only disappointment is that there isn’t any subtitles.   Sometimes the puppets are talking so fast that I miss some of the information.    For people who have earring problems, having the subtitles would be a major bonus.

I strongly recommend the What’s In The Bible? series for homeschoolers and for non-homeschoolers.   This will increase the knowledge of the Bible of young and old in your household.   Be prepare to be transformed in your mind so that you will get to know God better and be closer to Him!

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Coming in October 2010 – What’s In the Bible? 4 Battle for the Promise Land

This review was possible because I received a copy of What’s In The Bible? 3 Wanderin’ in the Desert from Tyndale.

What’s In The Bible? 3 Wanderin’ in the Desert is available everywhere even at

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