What is a prophet? ◊ Will you pick up the prophet’s mantle?
How does God speak to us? ◊ What does God want from us?
Who does God care about? ◊ How far should you go to carry the message?
These are important questions, …and now you know why we are very pleased to bring you our Elijah & Jonah CD.
Elijah and Jonah CD is a wonderful set of interactive multimedia lessons and content-oriented games for children ages K through teen set in an “interactive comicbook interface”… the first of its kind.
All the story content is narrated –making it usable by even the youngest students. Yet, the artwork, study content, and humor is sophisticated enough for teens. The story text/narration is 97% straight from scripture, with only minor modifications for clarity. Each story includes interactive background content, quiz pop-ups and mini-games that reinforce content.
Elijah’s 3 stories -each an individual lesson:
1. Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath
2. Elijah, Ahab & Jezebel, the Prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel, and the Still Small Voice
3. Elijah passes his mantle to Elisha and leaves on a chariot of fire
Jonah’s story is an engaging interactive lesson that covers his entire story, from Joppa to Deep, from Whale to Nineveh to Worm.
-How compassionate IS God?
-Who deserves God’s goodness and forgiveness?
-How DO we reach out to those who are different?
-How much should we forgive?
-What’s our mission?
-How to respond (and not respond) to God’s Call.
Click a TAB to see story details, graphics and video clips from Elijah & Jonah CD…
Elijah, Ahab & Jezebel, the Prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel, and the Still Small Voice
Elijah moves from victory to defeat, chased by a bombastic Ahab and Jezebel, he finds succor in the wilderness, -enough to make it to Mt Horeb (Sinai) where, instead of ending his life, he is given a gentle but firm command by God to “go find help”. This story starts in the King and Queen’s palace, then Elijah escapes to be fed by ravens (your kids help), then he challenges the worshippers of Baal on Mt Carmel, calls down fire from heaven on their bull, and then must flee toward Horeb for the famous scene of Earthquake, Wind, and Fire, …and then… God’s still small gentle voice.
2. Elijah passes his mantle to Elisha and leaves on a chariot of fire
If there’s an Old Testament story that’s a metaphor for Sunday School, THIS IS IT! We see Elijah recruit and train young Elisha. Then Elisha asks for Elijah’s authority before Elijah’s passes on. Suddenly a chariot of fire separates the two, and Elijah’s mantle falls at Elisha’s feet.
3. Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath
God brings a message of hope to an outsider and her dying son. Gently told with a tone and musical score that presents Elijah and his prophetic message in a compassionate light.
ELIJAH has four games built into it, including “Baal Invaders” and “Catch me if you can.” In addition, each story also has several “mini-games” and pop-ups scattered throughout the story panels. We’ve also added a two player quiz game “all about Elijah’s stories” on the CD.
More about Jonah…
Our Jonah story tells the ENTIRE story of Jonah, from his call, to his escape on the ship, from his watery abode to the town of Nineveh, your students will see it all.
Older Jonah CDs got stuck on “the whale.” Ours does have the whale! (and even a “whale spittin’ game” about how we can be prophets among our friends and family), but we don’t stop or just focus on the fish. Our CD includes the exemplary & comical conduct of the sailors and the confessing Ninevites as contrasts to Jonah’s GRUMBLING self-righteousness. We explore the argument between God and Jonah over the plant and city. Your students will HEAR God’s tone of ‘voice’ contrasting starkly to Jonah’s complaining. It’s all designed to help get the message across: God cares and forgives, …and we should too.
Our Jonah story is 98% word for word from the scripture, wonderfully drawn animated graphics backed with great music and strong character voices. Jonah’s story also features several games, including a “Story Order” game to help your students remember the entire Jonah story.
More about Elijah & Jonah CD’s unique “interactive comicbook interface”
This CD’s animation, illustrations and navigational are unlike anything we’ve ever produced. The story is presented as a series of comic book pages that come alive.
Student and Teachers have tremendous navigational control –flipping pages and interacting with individual panels in the comic book-like layout. Each scene is narrated and musically scored. Animations and pop-up study notes abound, including mini-quizzes, and narrated discussion questions. “Mini-games” are embedded in various story panels, and more can be found at the end of each story reinforce content.
Brief Audio Clips and Video Clip Montages
The following short audio clips, and quick video montages are designed to give you a taste of the sounds and sights of Elijah and Jonah CD. They are small and compressed for fast loading.
Hear Jonah argue with God:
Hear the Widow talk to Elijah:
Price: $27 for one.
$23 each for two to four copies. $21 each for 5 to 7 copies. $18 each for 8+.
Age Range: K* through young teen. Younger kids love Elijah and Jonah CD as long as they have an older person going through it with them. Older kids and young teens will appreciate it’s interactivity and sense of humor. And we’ve tucked in plenty of extra depth for older students and extended use.
System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Mac OS 10-10.5. Minimum: 800 mhz, 512mb ram minimum, 16mb videoram minimum.
Hi Neil, I wanted to tell you how delighted I am with the Elijah and Jonah software. It’s a really great combination of fun and discussion points. I shared it with my fifth grade class on Sunday and they didn’t want to leave when class time was over. My 12 year old daughter wandered in while I was going through the software at home and she kept working with it when I had to go off and do laundry! ~Teisha W., Poland Pres. Poland Ohio
I’ve just previewed the “Jonah” portion of the disk, and it’s great. I’m going to use it in Bible study with the kids at our summer music camp, who will be producing a Jonah musical. Thanks again for helping to make our kids’ Bible exploration more exciting! ~Julie W., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Burlingame, CA
Elijah and Jonah is awesome! The content is straight from the Bible; the application questions are right on target, and the games have “kid-appeal”. ~Susan W. Central UMC, Fayetteville Arkansas
Software was a huge hit ! Thanks so much! ~Lynn M. Church at Libertysquare, Cartersville GA
Neil, we just wrapped up a month with the theme of “A Runaway Prophet & aBig Fish” and your Elijah & Jonah software was the PERFECT way to end our month. This is your best software yet! Not only did our younger kids enjoy it, the youth Sunday School class invaded our computer lab when they heard the fun and took turns playing “Wormie.” ~Andy B. Bethlehem Pres. Monroe, NC