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I really enjoy finding new methods for getting the boys to learn more about the Bible. I’d been hearing about Buck Denver asks…What’s in the Bible? series from Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales. When the opportunity came for us to review Volume 13 (God’s Kingdom Come), I jumped at the opportunity.
About What’s in the Bible?
In God’s Kingdom Comes! [General Epistles & Revelation], we tackle the last books of God’s Book. The letter to James is straightforward enough, reminding us to control our tongues, while 1 Peter gives us courage to face hard times without losing hope. But God doesn’t always just come out and say exactly what He means. Revelation, the final book of the Bible, is full of symbols, signs, and prophecies that can be a little confusing at times. In it, John gives us a glimpse of the future, painting a vivid picture of what it will be like when God’s Kingdom finally comes and all things are made new! (approximately 60 minutes total run time)
Our Thoughts on What’s in the Bible?
Sadly, the boys are NOT as enthusiastic about this series as they are for most VeggieTales we’ve seen. I think the different format (more like a news program with it flowing from person to person) just did not resonate well with them compared to a story format. However, I did like that the focus is more on talking about what you’ll find in the particular books of the Bible rather than just adapting something to a story. This particular volume presents a very quick overview of all the Bible at the end of the Revelation segment, too. I also liked that the General Epistles and Revelation were presented as 2 episodes with the ability to select the one you want to watch.
In my initial viewing of this program, I did not see anything blatantly anti-Catholic presented. Instead, I liked one statement made by Mr. Vischer alluding to the fact that we are saved by Grace and then called to become more like Christ through how we live our lives. Basically, we can’t do anything to earn salvation, but we are expected to do good works as part of our Christian lives. And, I find that to fit quite well with what our family believes.
How do you approach getting the kids ‘into’ Scripture?
Has your family watched the “What’s in the Bible” series and enjoyed it?
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Buck Denver Asks… What’s in the Bible? Vol. 13: God’s Kingdom Comes!