Sunday Software is ecstatic! to present the What’s in the Bible? series of DVDs.
This new series of Bible videos from the creator of VeggieTales take your kids through the Bible in a fun, kid-friendly way.
There are now 11 DVDs in the series stretching from Genesis to Acts.
Each DVD is a fast-paced and humorous 2-episode “show” about what’s in certain books of the Bible. The shows are led by a cast of fun “muppet quality” characters interacting with Phil Vischer. Each episode includes animation, illustration, ‘live’ performers, and bunches of short jingly teaching songs. The content is Sunday School appropriate, and not “lightweight” by any means.
This series is optimally for ages 6* to 12, and easily stretches to 14 and 15 because of its humor and detail. The Bible content is infused with the kind of humor kids love and pay attention to, …and parents have come to expect from the creator of VeggieTales.
Our exclusive detailed outlines of each DVD have teaching notes about which sections in the DVD may be too “thick” for younger kids. For example, we note that DVD #9 skews older because of its content. Our exclusive guides are emailed to you when you purchase the DVDs from us. See a sample of our exclusive DVD Teacher’s Guide.
*Re: Age 6…. Some of the DVDs, such as The Prophets, are better for older kids and not 6 yr olds. Our exclusive guides include age-range comments for EACH section of each DVD where appropriate.
To Order the DVDs on our site, go to our online order form, and SCROLL DOWN to the bottom where the DVDs are listed.
Highlights of the 10 DVDS in the series...Let start with the TWO NEWEST in the SERIES, and 2 of the BEST (IMHO):
DVD #10: Jesus is the Good News!Episode 1: In "God's Perfect Timing" Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrived at just the perfect time. Your kids learn about the Pharisees and Sadducees, and how the Roman Empire set the stage for the spread of the Gospel. They'll learn what "Gospel" means and how the Gospels came to be. In Episode 2: "The Messiah has come!" your kids will learn about the life and ministry of Jesus, see highlights of his healing and teaching ministry, and walk through Holy Week to the cross, learning how and WHY Jesus died for us and rose again to launch the Kingdom of God in the world and in us! The DVD does a great job of explaining concepts of Sin and God's Plan of Redemption in kid-friendly terms and fun presentations.
Age Range: Optimally 2nd through 6th, but I've had Kindergartners and Jr. Highs giggling too. But each DVD is a bit different, due on part to the books it is covering. Our outlines give your teachers age-range suggestions. Our Bonus Content! Our exclusive Teacher Outlines to each DVD are FREE when you buy the DVDs from us. We break down each episode, chapter and sub-topic and give you timemarks, teaching comments, and suggested follow-up activities. The TIMEMARKS are especially helpful in planning your lesson. Using our guide, you'll figure out what to skip over or skip-to based on your lesson and age group. We also make suggestions for what to "cut" if you're short on time. See a sample of our exclusive DVD Teacher's Guide. For Church & Home These DVDs are OVERTLY CHRISTIAN and Biblical (unlike the Veggie Tales which were more entertaining than educational). And they're fun at the same time, imagine that!
Overview of all 10 DVDs:
What’s in the Bible #1, In the Beginning
Kids will learn about the key people in Genesis and the important lessons their stories teach. ● Begins with an overview of the importance of the Bible in history and in people’s lives. ● Describes the “One Big Story” of God and what he’s done for us. ● Introduces the Books of the Bible ● What’s a Testament? ● Who wrote it? ● Adam and Eve teaches us that love is a choice, God gave us freedom to choose. ● Genesis doesn’t teach us ‘how’ but ‘who’. ● Stories from the first 11 chapters.
What’s in the Bible #2, Let My People Go
Kids are introduced to the book of Exodus: the oppression of the Israelites and the birth and rise of God’s chosen leader, Moses. The DVD also answers the question, who wrote the Bible? in a way kids can grasp. ● Who picked the books to be in the Bible? ● Genesis defines “sin” and begins the story of redemption. ● What is faith? ● Second part of Genesis begins the story of God’s rescue plan. Exodus continues it. ● Moses and the Exodus ● Explanation of Old Covenant vs New Covenant ● Ten Commandments explained ● Building of the Tabernacle, Day of Atonement
What’s In the Bible #3, Wanderin’ in the Desert
Buck Denver and his cast of friends take us through the next three books of the Bible—Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—helping kids understand how these books fit in with Genesis and Exodus to make up the Pentateuch and to set the stage for the trials and victories of God’s people. ● Summary of the story of Genesis and Exodus ● Leviticus: Definition & How to be Holy ● About God’s Rules ● What about the ‘wacky’ rules in Leviticus? ● Story of Numbers ● Deuteronomy = “Give God your best and you’ll be blessed” ● What it means to say God is “Holy” ● Pentateuch: The Musical!
What’s in the Bible #4, Battle for the Promised Land
The stories of Joshua, Judges and Ruth are told, –helping children understand God’s desire for a special people to bring his special message. The issue of “violence” in the Old Testament is delicately and appropriately addressed. ● Recap of the story of Redemption which the other DVDs have been building up to ● Overview of the “historical” books ● Why they fought for the land ● Overview of the battles for the Promised Land ● God’s plan to raise up a nation ● The story of the Judges ● The story of Ruth …redemption and how God established a godly family to bring Israel a godly king.
What’s in the Bible #5, Israel Gets a King!
The stories of Samuel, Saul, David and Goliath, and Solomon. A good overview of all their stories, and emphasizing that even Kings can make mistakes, …and how David responded to God. ● Recap of the story of redemption, and Israel’s cry for a king. ● Overview of 1st and 2nd Samuel, the story of Saul, Samuel, and David ● Even Kings make mistakes! What made David different than Saul. The gift that Solomon asked God for. ● The Trinity. ●The “Davidic Promise”
What’s in the Bible #6, Israel Divided!
The stories from Kings and Chronicles. Including Elijah. It’s refreshing to see how they made Kings and Chronicles UNDERSTANDABLE for kid (and adults). Includes: The Big Split: Israel is split in two, and the prophet Elijah faces off with 450 prophets of Baal to prove that Israel’s God is the true God! The End of Israel: A bunch of unfaithful kings lead to the end of Israel and Judah, but Isaiah has an amazing message in Israel’s darkest hour.
What’s in the Bible #7, Exile and Return
-Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther. Part One: “Ezra & Nehemiah” The exile is over, but the Israelites face BIG challenges back home in Judah! The Israelites return home to Judah to rebuild God’s temple – a task full of unexpected challenges. Part Two: “Brave Queen Esther” A brave young Jewish girl risks everything to save her people from doom at the hands of the evil Haman.
What’s in the Bible #8: Words to Make Us Wise
-Psalms, Proverbs & The Writings, including Job. Part One: “Poems in the Bible?” Learn about the Bible’s poetry, the amazing story of Job, and Psalms – the Bible’s song book! Part Two: “Wisdom from Above” Solomon shares his wisdom in the book of Proverbs, then Sunday School Lady finds the meaning in Ecclesiastes and explains how the Song of Solomon – a book of love songs – ended up in the Bible!
What’s in the Bible #9: God Speaks!
-Isaiah, Jeremiah & the Prophets, Daniel and Jonah
Volume 9 introduces God’s prophets in the Old Testament – from Isaiah and his hope-filled prophecies to Daniel in the lion’s den and Jonah and the whale. “God Speaks!” contains two 25-minute episodes…. 1: “Prophets, Prophets Everywhere!” What’s a prophet? And where do these 17 books fit in the history of Israel? Episode 2: “Messages of the Prophets” Meet the prophets that wrote these books and see what they tell us about God’s big rescue plan!
Age Range and content note: This particular DVD in the series moves very fast through the 17 books of the Prophets. It doesn’t stop to spend much time on individual stories, but is an excellent overview. As we note in our exclusive outline to this CD, some section could be skipped with younger children.
What’s in the Bible #10: Jesus Is The Good News!
-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Jesus is the Good News! takes your kids through the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments, and then shares about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Funny and meaningful, Phil also shares the Gospel message itself and and encourages kids who don’t know Jesus to do so – and reach out to a friend or Pastor to experience God’s saving grace. Episode 1: “God’s Perfect Timing” Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time. Episode 2: “The Messiah has come!” Learn about the life and ministry of Jesus – how he died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us!
Here’s a 3 minute Video Preview about the What’s in the Bible? DVD series.
The first minute is Phil Vischer explaining why he created the series. The last two minutes are a montage of the characters, animations, illustrations and songs typical of each DVD in the series.
Price: $21.99 each.
Look for the entire collection of DVDs at the END of our online order form.
Price includes free access to the Outline and Teaching Guide for the DVD you purchase.
Our Exclusive DVD guides break down each DVD’s chapters and lists each segment in each chapter with timemarks. This is critical info for a teacher who may need to skip, or jump-to key content related to their lesson. The guides also include age range remarks, –as different DVDs in the series, and different parts of each DVD may not be suitable for younger children (concept and developmentally speaking).
Our DVD guides also contain EXTRA discussion and reflection questions, plus a number of follow-up activities.
Did I mention the PDF guides are free to our customers?
We email them to you when you buy the DVD from us!
See a sample of our exclusive DVD Teacher’s Guide.
We also have another free resource:
A manual titled: “How to Teach with Video“
This manual was written by Neil MacQueen for his Workshop Rotation Model friends and teachers. It has some great general tips and lesson ideas.
Why does Sunday SOFTWARE carry Bible video DVDs?
Because I love teaching with GOOD multimedia, and so do my customers. I also knew these DVDs would need handy reference guides, and they’re yours when you get these DVDs from us. <>< Neil
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