Sunday, May 23, 2010

What I think about...Read and Share DVD Bible: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

I love having DVDs for Little L to watch when mommy "just needs a minute"!  When I am picking something for her to watch, though,  I prefer that it have content that will feed her spirit.  Right now she is just like a little sponge soaking up everything she watches so I am really mindful of what I put on for her.  That is why I jumped at the chance to review the Read and Share DVD Bible: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles!  I was already familiar with the Read and Share Bible series of books so I knew that this DVD would be full of the Word of God in a way that Little L could understand and enjoy!

This video focuses on the ministry of Jesus from the calling of his disciples to the Last Supper.  And 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.  However, each individual message or story (i.e. Jesus feeding the 5,000 or Jesus walking on water) is only a few minutes long and easy for a little one to follow.  I would say that little ones as young as 12 months all the way up to 5 year olds can enjoy watching this DVD.

While Little L is only 16 months old she still sat and watched the 30 min show almost in it's entirety!  She seemed to like the animation and was often pointing at the screen to show me things!  I enjoyed the animation as well and the way the passages of the Bible came to life.  I even learned something new!  I remember Jesus healing quite a few people but for some reason didn't realize that he had healed Simon Peter's mother in law.  Most importantly the rendering of each Bible passage is true to the actual verses while being simplified for a little one to understand.  This is definitely a DVD that will be in rotation at our home!

Title: Read and Share Bible: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles
Categories: Children's, Christian, Animated
Format: DVD
For: Children (1-5 years old)
Summary: 30 min long presentation of Jesus' ministry including Jesus calling His disciples, feeding 5,000 people, healing the sick, teaching about God's kingdom and introducing the Lord's Supper.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their  book review bloggers 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.”


Carrie said...

We really liked it too!