Just a few weeks ago, I shared about the Superbook TV series which was redone from other original and had 5 episodes airing on ABC Family. Now, I am back with our family’s thoughts on Superbook as we reviewed a set of episodes on DVD as part of a promotional program with CBN and MomSelect.
Superbook was originally launched as an outreach by The Christian Broadcasting Network in Japan back in 1981. It’s success was phenomenal as kids responded to the anime style of Bible-based adventures. The original episodes have been given a new 3-D animation to give it more appeal to the current child.
Superbook teaches children in every language and culture timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children and their robot friend. The familiar and the futuristic interact with ancient people, places and events to create a sense of wonder, anticipation, empowerment, and personal breakthrough as the children witness God’s interaction with man.
Superbook is always an exciting journey, full of discovery – with a transformational outcome.
Our Thoughts on Superbook
My older boys pretty much steered clear of this as it seems a bit ‘young’ for them. However, D and J have loved each and every episode we were sent for review.
I recently asked them to share which episode was their favorite. I knew J was going to tell me A Giant Adventure was his favorite as he’s now constantly talking about David being so mighty because of God so he could take down the giant. Here they are ‘modeling’ for me with the selected DVDs in hand:
The majority of Superbook episodes available right now are Old Testament based .
We were sent 14 of the 16 that are currently out.
When it comes to watching shows, my guys gravitate towards cartoons. I am all for them watching Superbook compared to other options out there.
The only ‘negative’ is that J found the images of Lucifer / Satan a bit disturbing. However, he’s not getting nightmares from this series like he was for a few other ‘scary’ shows.
Right now, you can only purchase copies of Superbook through The Christian Broadcasting Network.
Signing up for the Superbook DVD club provides you with 3 copies of the current DVD (The Fiery Furnace!) So, you can share one with a friend, your church, or as a way to evangelize.
Future episodes are shipped out each 4 to 6 weeks with the same $25 charge applied. Past releases can be added onto your order for $25 each. You can purchase episodes at the $25 donation level per episode without joining the Club, too.
According to their website, “your tax-deductible gift will also help produce future Superbook episodes and bring the Word of God to children around the world in over 30 languages.”
Superbook has DVD Discussion Guides available on line. This could be a fun way to expand your Bible studies in your home or at your church.