Posts Tagged "Veggietales"

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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Honorable Mention (Top Ten Christian Books for Kids)

Top Ten Honorable MentionLast week I finished a ten part series reviewing the Top Ten Christian Books for Kids.  The hardest part of putting together the Top Ten Christian Books for Kids was deciding which books weren’t going to make the cut.  So, I put together this Honorable Mention list of the next ten books I considered for the list.  I will limit my input on each one to a sentence or so along with a link to ChristianBook.com and there description of the Book.

11. Little Blessings

Little BlessingsThis series includes various books which tell the story of the Bible in rhyme for young Children.  Each book includes scripture references at the back for your reference.  Here are some on the books in this series:

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