Posts Tagged "Phil Vischer"

What’s in the Bible? Curriculum – Your Chance to Win

Buck-DenverSeveral months ago, I reviewed the first DVD in the new series from Phil Vischer called What’s in the Bible?  You can check out that review here.  Over the last several months Amy Dolan and her team have been working tirelessly to develop a curriculum to go along with the wonderful videos.  The curriculum officially launches this week, and they have graciously offered to allow me to give you a free copy.  Here is how it works:

In celebration of the What’s in the Bible? Curriculum release, Buck Denver, MAN OF NEWS, wants to have his picture taken with You!

Download Buck’s Picture (click here to download the picture), and take a creative picture with you and Buck! You can take a black & white photo, or color in the photo, or show off your crafty skills and add buttons, feathers, and glitter! Buck would love that!  E-mail your pictures to me at wayne@kidmin1124.com or tweet the picture as explained below.   At the end of the contest, I’ll choose a winner based on the most creative photo and post it here on the blog (please note that submitting your picture to me will be deemed permission to post that picture here on this blog).

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Review of “What’s In the Bible”

Background

I trust that many of you know who Phil Vischer is.  He founded Veggietales in 1990 and built the company into a wildly successful venture.  Phil left the company in 2003 (though he continues to voice characters in the movies).  Phil wrote about the whole adventure in a series called What Happened to Big Idea? After a couple of other ventures, Phil started Jelly Fish labs and Jellytelly in 2008 as a revolutionary way to reach children with the gospel of Christ.

The Jellytelly website started as a subscription site, then went to a free format (which is when I found them) and now appears to be subscription based again with some free content.  With puppet based characters like Buck Denver, Sunday School Lady, and many more combined with interviews with kids and The Fabulous Bentley Brothers (check out Old Testament…New Ideas (Jelly Telly’s Books of the Bible Series)), Jelly Telly offers internet based programming to teach kids about Christianity.

In 2009, Phil Vischer and Jelly Telly announced that they were joining forces with Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishing to produce a new 13 part series for kids called “What’s in the Bible” to walk kids through the Bible.  An ambitious project to walk kids through the entire Bible, I was excited to get my hands on it when it was first announced.  I was lucky enough to receive a preview copy of the first episodes – “In the Beginning” to review on this site.

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Old Testament…New Ideas (Jelly Telly’s Books of the Bible Series)

The folks over at Jelly Telly are working their way through a kids sized explanation of the books of the Old Testament.  For those who don’t know, Jelly Telly is Phil Vischer’s (creator of Veggietales) new home.  These videos use both The Fabulous Bentley Brothers and Sunday School Lady to teach us about the books of the Old Testament.  The videos are great for kids, children’s ministry and adults.  Thanks to Tony Kummer over at Ministry-To-Children.com for turning me on to these.  Here’s Genesis through Nehemiah:

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