Have you heard of What’s in the Bible?
In case you haven’t, What’s in the Bible, created by Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer, is a DVD series that walks kids and families through the entire Bible. And through the entire Bible it goes!
With DVDs for use at home, an entire curriculum to use in church, music CDs, coloring pages, and more, What’s in the Bible is thorough, in-depth, informative, and fun!
Up until now, only the Old Testament volumes had been released, but Volume 10: Jesus is the Good News is finally here!
The wonderful people over at What’s in the Bible recently sent me a brand-new copy of volume 10 to watch with my family and review, so here goes!
Like all of the other volumes in the What’s in the Bible series, volume 10 is entertaining and funny while covering a ton of information. Phil Vischer and his team have a gift for simplifying some really complicated concepts so that even a child can understand. The tunes are catchy, and the characters are memorable.
I appreciated how Volume 10: Jesus is the Good News started out with a great review and overview of the Old Testament, and we are reminded of how God has woven the Old and New Testaments together, “like two partial pictures. We lay one on top of the other to see the full picture” (paraphrased).
Whether or not you’ve seen volumes 1-9, the review is interesting and helpful. A thorough explanation of the time between the Testaments is also included, giving excellent background and clarifying information (like who are the Pharisees and Saducees anyway?) as we set out to read the New Testament.
Great visuals are used when concepts are explained, and the characters keep the mood light. Even though the DVD is content heavy, with much for even me as an adult to learn, Phil Vischer does a great job of bringing the concepts home and helping us apply the truths to our hearts.
Of course, the techie in me loves that a free digital copy is included with every DVD. We scratch far too many DVDs in this family!
Bottom line? I loved it.
But honestly? My kids didn’t.
I’ve heard from different families that their kids, who are the same age as mine, really like these DVDs, but for whatever reason, my kids just don’t have the attention span just yet. I’m holding out hope, though, and hanging on to these DVDs. They will be perfect when my kids are just a wee bit older.
Want to check them out? Head on over to the What’s in the Bible website.
Here’s a coupon for $5 off
or if you want to catch up, grab volumes 1-10 for 20% off!
There are even coloring pages!
If you are interested in using What’s in the Bible for your church, I definitely recommend them! We are currently using the curriculum in our children’s church!
Now for the Fun part!
Thanks to the generosity of the folks at What’s in the Bible, I am giving away TWO DVDs: Volume 1 and Volume 10.
To enter to win both DVDs, check out What’s in the Bible‘s site and leave me a comment telling me: if you had to pick ONE What’s in the Bible DVD, which would you pick and why?
This giveaway ends Monday, April 1 at 9pm central time!
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Kirsten who won both volume 1 and 10!
Erika, I so appreciate your honest review. And I have found the same to be true for my kids (particularly my 3,5 year olds) they just cannot hang and are still more interested in Veggie Tales than these DVD’s. but they are so good for the older kids–and me ;) I don’t have volume 10 yet, but we are hoping to add it to our collection. Love Phil Vischer and his commitment to sharing the truth of the Gospel!!
I have appreciated these DVDs and my kids have enjoyed them (though not a favorite). I have found benefits for the whole family. We own the first few, as I was scooping them up every time a new one came out. Then we had a major life changing event and I “forgot” about them. I’ll have to review our collection to see where we left off, but I know we would love the first New Testament edition!
I have never seen one, but have heard so many good things about them. I’d love the first one so we can start out at the beginning.
I would probably buy the third one about Leviticus and the Law, because I am least likely to actually read the book of Leviticus with my children.
We watched a bunch of clips on the website. My two year old was on my lap and she was laughing and enjoying them very much.
Thank you for the opportunity to win!
I do not have any of these DVDs yet, but am intrigued by your honest review. What ages are your children? When would you think they are most age-appropriate? If I had to choose, I think I’d choose Volume 10 because, like you said, its the first of its kind, and it offers a ‘review’ of the others. If I was going to have just one for now, seems like this one makes the most sense :)
Since I dont have any, I would choose volume 1. I have heard really good things and my kiddos like to ask a lot of questions, so this would be good! Thanks for the chance to enter!
Brenda Hebard – We’ve been attending the marigare class for the last couple weeks, and it is good. Really like the round table discussions after the video. I have run across a five part series on the family by North Point Community Church (Andy Stanley) called Future Family. It’s a current series he is doing in his church but is also available on dvd with discussion questions.If the church would consider doing a short series on the family once the ten week marigare class is finished, I would recommend this series. It is relevant and impacting, and what I have found is it is very practical and gives good biblical answers to questions that a lot of people have and and is humerous too.I think it would be good to piggy-back this to the marigare class as I think it relates. I think if it were advertised a couple weeks before the marigare class ends attendance would be good.Thanks.