I know the toy catalogs have all arrived in the mail and the kids are circling their little hearts out…but many of those toys promise to deliver much more than they ever could deliver and we’ll find them on the garage sale table this summer.
What’s in the Bible? It’s a series for kids created by Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales. We have 6 of their DVDs plus their Christmas DVD and LOVE them – they truly are like a Muppets Christianity 101 class for children.
Following this video over at The Better Mom, Ruth did an interview with Phil Vischer where he explains how he left Veggie Tales, his concept behind What’s in the Bible?, and what resources they have available.
“VeggieTales was a great way to introduce specific Christian values or specific Bible stories, but it wasn’t a good format for explaining tricky concepts like “redemption” and “sanctification,” or walking kids all the way through the Bible.”
The Better Mom asked:
“What do you hope children and families take away from this ministry?”
“A very clear, life-changing understanding of all the basics of our faith. What is the Bible? Where did it come from? Why do we say it’s so important? And what difference does it make in my life? It’s Christianity 101 for the whole family to enjoy together. As if the Muppets went to seminary, came back, and decided to teach it to all of us. What Sesame Street did for literacy, we hope to do for biblical literacy – to help raise a generation of Christians who know what they believe, and know what it looks like to live out that belief in front of a watching world.”
OH this is my hearts cry for all of our children – that they would know God and his word!
To read the rest of this interview head over to The Better Mom and I hope you will consider this series as a gift for your children, grandchildren, or neighbors children! lol! They also have an on-line website for kids where they can play games and view videos at JellyTelly.com. I just love what Phil is doing and there’s no greater gift we can give our children than to teach them “What’s In the Bible“! Shine brightly mamas!