Monday, March 29, 2010

What's In The Bible? Blog Tour & Giveaway


Would you like to win a voucher for Volume 1 or 2 of What's In The Bible? 
Check out the Giveaway Instructions at the end of this post!

I fell in love with Veggie Tales way back when my firstborn was five years old (he's now nineteen!).  The first few episodes remain my favorites to this day.  "God is bigger than the Boogey Man, He's bigger than Godzilla or the monsters on TV."  "Oh no, what we gonna do? The king likes Daniel more than me and you...Fill his ears with cheeseballs and his nostrils with sorbet."  Classics.  Classics, I tell you.

I remember experiencing mixed emotions when I heard the creator of Veggie Tales had gone through some difficulties, causing him to sell the rights to Veggie Tales.  I was glad it would continue on in some form but sad they had lost the "mastermind", so to speak.  When I heard Phil Vischer was partnering with Tyndale to bring us a new series, I was both excited and wary.  Could he manage to do it again?  Would we enjoy a series with PUPPETS, of all things?

We can and we did!  The new series, What's In The Bible?, finds Vischer returning to his original goal of bringing kids deeper into the Bible.  Although he plans to work his way through the Bible in order, this is not a mere retelling of Bible stories but a trip through theology for children.  Theology may not be as across the board appealing as Veggie Tales but it should certainly be a hit with those who share his beliefs and now have a great way to communicate and teach.  Personally, we found any minor points of disagreement to be a great discussion starter.

The puppets, interspersed with live action, animation and clips of children answering questions (ala, Bill Cosby), immediately  brought to mind a favorite show of my childhood- The Muppets.  There is even a couple of crotchety old ladies there to cackle and complain (in a most charming way of course!).  The characters are quite funny, the humor reminiscent of the early Veggie Tales episodes.  Buck Denver, newscaster, leads the way but my favorites were Sunday School Lady with her Magic Flannelboard (she's the only one who hears it speak to her.  Uh huh.) and the kid in the minivan.  We LOVED the kid in the minivan.  My fourteen year old needed to leave the room for a minute and left instructions to pause if the kid came on, he didn't want to miss it.

Which brings me to the point where I must admit that Phil Vischer has done it again.  I really thought this time he'd be entertaining a younger age group only.  I doubted the large age appeal of something with puppets.  But when I turned this on, everyone in the room was laughing and enjoying it.  Ages 8-39 were having a good time together while learning about the Bible.  Kudos, Mr. Vischer.  Well done!

Check out the You Tube preview here (which doesn't do it justice, just sayin'!) and don't forget to enter the giveaway! Instructions below the video.  You also may want to head over to the What's In The Bible? web site, where you'll find more videos, blog entries, Facebook fan information and the like.



Giveaway Instructions!

We have two prizes, so there will be two winners.  One reader will win a voucher for Volume 1 and another reader will win a voucher for Volume 2.  I will mail these directly to you and you can exchange them for the DVD at your local Christian bookstore.  If you don't have a local Christian bookstore ('cause I don't think I do!), you may mail in your certificate to Tyndale and they will mail you the DVD.

To Enter:  

1. Leave a comment on this blog post (required).
2. Share this giveaway via Twitter (optional, leave additional comment with Twitter name)
3. Share this giveaway via Facebook (optional, leave additional comment letting me know you did so)
4. Share this giveaway on your blog (optional, leave additional comment letting me know you did so)
5. Follow/subscribe to this blog (optional, leave additional comment letting me know you did so- if you already follow, leave TWO additional comments)
6. Place my button on your blog (optional, leave TWO additional comments letting me know you did so)

Drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 7th.  US & Canada only please.  

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

*Disclosure: I received a promo copy of Volumes 1 & 2 from Tyndale at no cost, for review purposes.*



41 comments:

Kimberly Kovach said...

I am following you.

Kimberly Kovach said...

These look interesting. I must admit that VeggieTales are not at all what I like. They seem quite sacrilegious to me, but these seem to have humor, yet keep God's word pure. Will have to check more into them if I don't win. Thanks.

Corey and Bekah said...

The videos sound great! I'd love to win one!

~Bekah H.
[email protected]

Debra said...

Oh, pick me! Pick me!! These look incredible! :)

Debra said...

I already follow you. Can't imagine that changing.

Debra said...

I already follow you #2 LOL! Did I mention I'd love this?

TerriG said...

If I win this I will name our next stray pet Buck Denver.

TerriG said...

I fb'ed it.

TerriG said...

Of course I follow the chosen one. I think. I do now.

TerriG said...

I have both of your buttons on my blog.

TerriG said...

Those buttons are in a prominant place.

HillaryM said...

I'd love to win one of these!

HillaryM said...

I posted about this on my blog
www.homeschoolblogger.com/hillarym/774710

HillaryM said...

I already followed you :)

HillaryM said...

Really, on GFC :) This is my 2nd entry for following.

HillaryM said...

I just put your button on my blog!

HillaryM said...

I am so excited to have your button on my blog. Yes, I am a dork and that's okay with me :)

Laura O said...

Enter us, too, please!

Laura O said...

Already following you...

Laura O said...

Another post of following you already....

Debbie said...

These look like fun--I think we would enjoy this series!

Debbie said...

I am already following you.

Debbie said...

I am already following you. #2

Kimberly said...

Sounds great!

Kimberly said...

I signed up as Google Friend

terri said...

I would love to win one of these for my children.

BurkhertsTravel at yahoo dot com

terri said...

I follow you!

BurkhertsTravel at yahoo dot com

Lorus! said...

I would like to win a copy of this movie.

Lorus! said...

A already follow you #1.

Lorus! said...

I already follow you #2 post.

Lorus! said...

I added your button to my blog. post #1

Lorus! said...

I added your button to my blog. post #1

Lorus! said...

I added your button to my blog post #2

Winning Readings said...

This looks great! I think my daughter would love it.

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/04/whats-in-bible-dvd.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be great for my kids. Thanks for the chance.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Oh, please enter us! I think my children would really enjoy this series!

Tiffany said...

This looks awesome.

[email protected]

Linda Kish said...

Count me in, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Amity said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

zenzart at hotmail dot com

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

We are huge Jelly Telly fans and stoked about this new series. I would love to win!

Brett and Cindy said...

Very excited for this series! With the new curriculum coming out it will make it even better!

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