Parenting with Purpose: Top 10 Reasons to Use What’s In The Bible?

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Blogger LeeAnn Taylor blogged her top 10 reasons to watch What’s In The Bible? as a family. We loved her list and asked if we could share it here – check it out below!

Top 10 Reasons to watch What’s In The Bible? with your family

1. The series is geared particularly toward elementary ages (1st-5th graders) but my younger kids enjoy it already & learn from it (ages 5 and 2). Bonus? Even parents learn from the series since in addition to teaching the actual Bible itself, church history and other foundational concepts are taught too. Don’t know how the books of the Bible were chosen? No worries, Volume #1 covers that!

2. Not only do kids love the puppets, songs, and stories, but there is grown-up humor included too, although not the kind in mainstream movies that you hope your kids don’t understand!

3. In addition to the Bible stories that are shared, Bible concepts that are sometimes difficult for kids to understand are explained in words and songs to help them grasp the concepts. If you’ve ever wondered how to explain something like the word “faith” or “Pentecost” to a child and struggled, you will love this!

4. The series is perfect for families where the adults didn’t grow up in church and don’t have as much understanding of the background of the Bible. The parents can learn right along with the kids!

5. There are tons of supplemental activities to go along with the series – many of them are free! {homeschooling families alert!} Take a quick browse through the website and you’ll find:

6. There is an intentional focus on the link between the Old Testament and the New Testament throughout, with a constant reminder of God’s “rescue plan” for people. This reminds me of one of my kids’ favorite books, the Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, as each story, including those in the Old Testament, points to Jesus.

7. Questions from real life kids are included in the two 25 minute segments of each DVD. As parents, you’ll love the kids’ answers, especially the kids whose answers probably would be more like your own kids’…silly! I think it’s helpful for my kids to see other kids engaging with concepts in God’s Word.

8. Not only can the series and extra materials be used in the home, there is specific Sunday School and VBS curriculum. I love that the Sunday School curriculum takes kids through the entire Bible in 52 weeks. This means if you’re involved in children’s ministry in your church or small group and you’ve always wanted to go a little bit deeper with the kids, you’ve just found your resource!

9. If you sign up for the What’s in the Bible email newsletter, they’ll deliver exclusive free downloadable activities to your inbox and they are always running super deals!

10. If you’re a “no TV” family and don’t have a DVD player, or you and your kids prefer to watch things on your computer or tablet, you can sign up for the tv streaming service they created, JellyTelly!  The complete series is available to watch!

If you haven’t seen the series yet, you can shop DVDs here or subscribe to JellyTelly here and get the first week free!

 

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Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible? is the 13-video series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer. In his first new project since VeggieTales, Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible – God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new Bible series, we learn how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. Vischer’s signature wit shines through with his all-new cast of characters, fast-paced flash animation, and catchy tunes. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!

Browse DVDs on whatsinthebible.com or start your free 7 day free trial to JellyTelly and begin streaming episodes instantly!

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Isaac Peterson
Isaac Peterson

One of the funniest things that I know. My two favorite jokes: Phil's reaction when Capt. Pete says he failed chapel in Bible college, and of course, Phil's "commercial:" "Do you have bad breath? I'm sorry. Back to our show!"

TheKidsBible
TheKidsBible

Anything related to Kids Bible is really important

JellyTelly
JellyTelly

We agree! You should check out Friends & Heroes - we've just added 13 new episodes on JellyTelly!

Melody Giesbrecht
Melody Giesbrecht

Im an adult with NO kids of my own and I loved 'Whats in the bible'! I love Capt Pete and his holy mashed potatoes

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

yes - we love that. We learn and laugh everytime we watch too! Kiddos or no kiddos!! :)

Melody Giesbrecht
Melody Giesbrecht

Ive been tempted to show a few clips to my young adults group cos they're so funny and clever

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

Melody - we have Sr. Pastors who say they use clips for teaching! We say go for it. Who doesn't like The Bentley Brothers or Chester Wiggit segments! :)

Melody Giesbrecht
Melody Giesbrecht

Lol thing is, I think its hilarious but our folks have just entered the adult world so kid stuff is not quite up their alley. I know we did a Whats in the Bible VBS for the wee kids last year and no one had heard of it except for me and I ended up helping to run it. It was awesome

Melody Giesbrecht
Melody Giesbrecht

Have you folks heard of The Bible Project? They do pretty wicked book of the bible vids

Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black

Engaging and informative at all levels. Our the-year-old son asks to watch "Buck Den-ber!"

Candi Randall
Candi Randall

I love, love, love these DVD'S I learned so much and the theme song is so funny! Thanks Phil for making learning about the Bible so wonderful.

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

Thanks for sharing your story! So happy to hear this. Blessings to you and your family!!

Tiffany Mize
Tiffany Mize

We homeschool... This is our bible study curriculum! We love it

Carly Etheridge Turnes
Carly Etheridge Turnes

great list! i'll have to check out the sunday school material for sure! 2 words: magic flannelgraph. lol really though, we love it!! my oldest (7) does absorb the info. my 3rd (6) just finds it entertaining, & my 3yo can only hang for so long. love the info & it is entertaining to me! i think adults can benefit from it, maybe even more so than the little ones!

Lydia Newsom
Lydia Newsom

Because it is full of biblical doctrine AND it keeps their attention. All of my kiddos love this series. Ages 9,7&2. This is a true blessing! The world will need this generation to be knowledgeable about the Bible. What's in the Bible teaches the actual bible while being entertaining to young ones.

Jennie Rippey
Jennie Rippey

We only watched a few minutes of one and I turned it off! I didn't like the puppets bad attitudes and argumentative nature. :/