Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BLOG TOUR What's in the Bible #3 Wanderin' in the Desert

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   I am honored to have been chosen in the Tyndale Publishing Blog Tour of What's in the Bible #3 DVD Wanderin' in the Desert from the Veggie Tales Creator Phil Vischer. We also received Episodes #1 and #2 for our viewing pleasure as we had not seen them previously. As a home school Mom who loves the freedom to include biblical education into our curriculum, I am always on the hunt for fun ways to teach my kids God's word and instill Christian values into them on a daily basis. Now for me this can be particularly challenging as my 2 younger boys are Austisic and that presents itself with some unique challenges, some of their issues include characteristics of Severe ADHD so if it is boring, it will not hold their interest, they are also interested in some things that are well below their chronological age.
    We truly enjoyed this fun trilogy of DVD Bible lessons especially #3 Wanderin' in the Desert. I felt immediately that it was a cross between a Wiggles type group with the men B-bopping to Bible Songs and the Veggie Tales type Puppets that my kids seem to be drawn to. I have been very happy with all of the Bible related Books and DVDs that Tyndale Publishing puts out and this was NO exception.  You may head over to http://www.whatsinthebible.com/ and check out all the info on the whole Series of What's in the Bible DVDs. These and other find Bible related children's products are available at your local Christian book store as well.  We will be incorporating this DVD series by reading the Bible versus that coincide with the videos and making our own puppet show to mimic the DVD set. My kids love anything interactive and this seems like a great set to go along with our hands on Bible study in the fall.
    Here is a short summary from the publsihing company's Press Release.

VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer Has Kids Wanderin’ in the Desert

Jellyfish Labs, Tyndale Kids Release Third DVD in What’s in the Bible? Series June 2010

CAROL STREAM, IL, March 2010— While many adults choose to just skim through the books of

Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy in the Bible (or skip them all together), Phil Vischer’s latest

DVD, Wanderin’ in the Desert, brings these books to life in a new and exciting way—for both

children and adults.

Building on the March launch of the first two What’s in the Bible? DVDs, Phil helps kids understand

how Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy fit in with Genesis and Exodus to complete the Bible’s

books of the Law. They’ll learn how these books set the stage for the trials and victories of God’s

people and the importance of obeying God’s commandments and trusting Him throughout their


Wanderin’ in the Desert includes two 25-minute episodes. The Old Testament is full of rules, and

some of them seem weird. In part one, Buck Denver and friends learn why God gave the Israelites all these rules and which

ones still apply to us today. Part two covers Israel’s 40-year “time out” in the desert and wraps up the first big section of the

Bible. Kids will also learn why we can believe what the Bible says even though we weren’t there to see it happen.

What’s In the Bible? continues the work Phil Vischer started 10 years ago with VeggieTales. While that series taught kids

important values and Bible stories, What’s In the Bible? provides an overview of all the books of the Bible, what they mean,

and how they affect our lives. Parents and children’s ministry leaders will appreciate how What’s In the Bible? lays the

foundation for deeper biblical understanding in children ages 4 to 84.

About the Producer

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 Christian leaders across the Christian landscape. He is a sought-after speaker at such

events as Willow Creek’s Conspire conference and the Biola Media Conference. Phil continues to pursue innovative new ways to integrate

faith and storytelling through his new company, Jellyfish Labs. His projects include JellyTelly, which provides faith-based daily programming

via the Internet. What’s In the Bible? characters are featured on JellyTelly, but the content is not specifically from the DVD series. Phil chose

the name Jellyfish as a reminder to remain pliable to God’s plans and not his own, the way that jellyfish in the sea are dependent solely on

the current to carry them. Phil lives with his wife, Lisa, and their three kids in Illinois. Learn more about Jelly Telly at www.jellytelly.com.

About Tyndale Kids

Did you know that Tyndale’s roots are associated with children? Tyndale House Publishers began when Ken Taylor started paraphrasing the

Epistles of the Bible to help his kids better understand God’s Word. In that same spirit, Tyndale Kids seeks to provide theologically sound,

relevant, age-appropriate content that helps young people develop and nurture the relationship they have with God through Jesus Christ.

Through each of our fiction products, devotionals, Bible storybooks, and picture books, Tyndale Kids points children and youth to God as

the key to a meaningful life. To see our entire line of children’s products, visit us at www.tyndale.com/kids.

Vol. 3 – Wanderin’ in the Desert, 978-1-4143-3632-9, DVD, approx. 50 minutes, $14.99, Available June 2010 to Christian retailers

I was not paid or compensated in anyway for my review, I was simply given review materials by Tyndale Publishing  for my family to look over in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. These opinions are my own and that of my family, I was not asked to sway my review one way or another.

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