Monday, March 15, 2010

"What's in the Bible?" Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY

Confession:  My children like to watch TV.  

But honestly, whose children do not?  Not many that I've ever met.  Since I know it's best to limit their viewing time, I do my best to only expose my children to shows that will affect them positively.  And yes, I have to admit-- I want to halfway enjoy the shows, too.  If your situation sounds similar to mine, then I've got a brand new DVD series from Tyndale House Publishers to recommend to your family:

Through his tumultuous adventure with his highly popular creation, Veggie Tales, God took Phil Visher on a refining journey that has presently led him to a more narrow focus with his work- "to lead kids through the Bible and bring it to life for them."  He feels the urgent call "to do something that can take our kids deeper into the Word and make their faith real."  Thus giving us his latest and greatest series, "What's in the Bible."

I recently had the opportunity to preview the first two titles in this new series, "In the Beginning" and "Let My People Go."

Both episodes were fantastic!  From a professional viewpoint, the production quality was top-notch.  The content was creative and enjoyable, blending live action, puppetry and clean animation.  A lot like "Emperor's New Groove" meets "Sesame Street."

Some of my favorite characters included "Buck Denver," "Sunday School Lady" and "Chuck Wagon."  I can't tell you how many times I literally laughed out loud at these guys.  On top of being very entertaining, the videos are incredibly educational.  They really get into some nitty-gritty, specific facts about the Bible and its history that I never knew or remembered.  (I mean, I've never heard of the word "apocryphia"... Have you?!)  I love that not a single minute of either episode was "cheesy" or contrived.  This is QUALITY work!  I'm excited to know that there is now material out there that my kids will actually ENJOY while learning about the best selling, most influential book of all time... the Holy Bible. 

The first two episodes in this series get 5 stars and 8 thumbs up from me and my family.  These DVDs would be perfect for both a family movie night or homeschooling lesson.  There's something for everyone at any age to learn and laugh about.  We can't wait for the future "What's in the Bible?" videos to be released!  

Here's a quick preview for you to enjoy:

Now for the fun part!

TWO of my readers will win a FREE copy of a "What's in the Bible?" DVD.  Here's how to enter the contest:

Simply leave me a comment after reading this post and include your name and email where you can be reached.  Comments will close on March 28, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.  One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit).  US residents only.  Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated.  Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.

Want an extra entry?  Do any or all of the following and receive an extra entry for each one.  Be sure to leave me a separate comment for each additional entry.

*Follow me on Twitter AND tweet about the contest.  Be sure to leave a comment below with a link to your "tweet."

*Subscribe to my feed via email or reader.  Leave a comment letting me know that you've become a follower of "Keeping Up Klapper."

*Announce the "Keeping Up Klapper" giveaway on your Facebook page.  Leave me a comment with a link to your announcement.

*Blog about this giveaway.  It doesn’t have to be a separate post.  Just include a blurb about it when you blog about other giveaways.  And as always, be sure to leave a comment with the link to your post.

These dvds were provided to me at no cost by Tyndale House Publishers in order to facilitate my review. I was not required to provide a positive review, only an honest one. The viewpoints expressed in this review are my own.


Leslie Rivas said...

Please enter us in your contest! The DVDs look awesome! I have to get Jayce some. Leslie Rivas:

Nathan Fietzer said...

Would love to check out a copy of the series. As a children's evangelist and as a follower of Phil Vischer I am sure that it's a great series.

Thank you,
Nathan F

Anonymous said...

We'd love to have a chance to watch them!
Jill Gibson

tasha said...

Ok, I'm in the know me: do I have to follow the rules ;P

Anonymous said...

Oh Carmen, you just HAD to say US residents only, didn't you. :P I would soo love to have that for my boys...

Krista (Food Board/SG)

Madonna said...

Awesome dvds. Would love to see them.

Madonna Dolin

tasha said...

Ok, I feel like I'm cheating, but I shared you on FB too. :)

Anonymous said...

i added you to my e-mail.


Anonymous said...

I hope i win them.


neptone said...

I love the What's in the Bible series. I am glad to see you promoting it. Hopefully it catches on so that Phil V. and his crew can crank out all 13 DVD's in nothing flat.

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