Family Bible Adventures - The Good News: Matthew -
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 5/18/2011
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Rich Melheim
Producer: Rising Star Studios
Director: Rich Melheim
Runtime: 120 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Starring: Rich Melheim, Jonah Hansen, Lance Beilstein, Kira Lace Hawkins, Zach Hawkins
Family Bible Adventures is an interactive learning system that teaches stories from the Bible through animated illustrations, music, games, and activities. Children will learn the greatest stories from the Gospels like the birth of Jesus, His miracles, the Resurrection and the Great Commission. These stories will be rooted in your child's mind and heart through watching the animation, hearing the verses in song, learning them in sign language and engaging with fun activities.
DVD: Containing 15 engaging Bible stories, this DVD is packed with Bible verses, animated illustrations of each story and the Bible verse in song. (approx. 2 hours)
CD-ROM: Features printable story art, coloring pages, game sheets, sheet music, and a digital coloring book. The CD-ROM also allows special access to a private online area with games, songs, and sign language videos for each verse.
CD: Contains 15 songs that accompany the timeless Bible stories from the DVD. Lyrics can be printed off of the CD-ROM
This DVD set is an investment in the future life of your kids! It is literally packed with fifteen wonderful Bible stories, animated and told in a simple yet powerful way. It can greatly impact young lives. The DVD set also contains a CD-ROM which features printable story art, a digital coloring book, sheet music, game sheets and more!
The fifteen stories are titled: 1. God's Big Plan 2. Mary's Song 3. The Birth 4. Baptism & Wilderness 5. Fishing for People 6. The Great Prophet 7. The Great Teacher 8. The Great Commandment 9. The Great Question 10. The Great Answer 11. One Tough Week 12. A Not-So-Good Friday 13. Sunday Surprise 14. A Guest for Supper 15. The Great Commission.
The stories trace God's redemption plan from the time of the announcement to Mary that she would have a child, and features Mary's Magnificat, to the birth and life and ministry of Jesus, as well as His death on the cross, His resurrection and eventual giving of the Great Commission to His ascension to Heaven.
Fantastic songs are included in the stories, many are scripture songs and the animation is memorable. This is a wonderful tool which churches could use to teach the plan of salvation and the ministry of Jesus. It is just as convenient to utilize it in your own home. We highly recommend this set for all ages. Get your copy soon!
Violence: It's mentioned John the Baptist was beheaded; Jesus uses whip on money changers in a brief scene; Peter cuts off man's ear and a little blood is briefly seen; Jesus is whipped and crucified but the scenes are brief and part of the cross scenes takes place from a distance; there is a little blood seen.
Drugs: Wine is consumed.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; Jesus and a few characters seen shirtless (Jesus on the cross).
Other: Many scriptures are quoted and sung in various inspirational scenes; death but resurrection as well; religious issues of the day are mentioned such as Jesus healing on the Sabbath.