Friday, March 5, 2010

DVD Review: What's In The Bible?

Phil Vischer and Tyndale House Publishers have recently announced their venture to publish a 13 DVD series called, “What’s in the Bible?”
This is a children's DVD series that explores the greatest book ever written, the Bible. Through the use of puppet characters, the books of the bible, such as Genesis are explained to kids in a humorous but informative way. You can view it here: (

I was sent a preview copy for this review and sat down to watch it with my pre-school age daughter. I was excited to watch this video because I love Mr. Vischer's vision of bringing the books of the bible to life for kids. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The puppets were all strange looking and it jumped back and forth too much from a blue headed country singing cowboy to a scary looking grandma with a man' voice, then to two male puppets on safari (one with a ridiculous high pitched girl's voice). I expect better from the Christian community. My daughter told me part of the way through that she likes learning about the bible but wanted to know if I could get the silly puppets off the screen so she could learn. Hmm, well since they were the show, I couldn't comply. I will say that maybe older children will find it funny and might laugh at the puppets, but do we really need to make them so stupid and ridiculous? Our kids are smart, insightful, and sensitive. They want to learn and some of the content was good but it was lacking in the entertainment area.

In my opinion, this DVD didn't meet my expectations and could have been done a lot better, however, if this DVD touches a little one's heart than that's all that matters. I encourage everone to view it for themselves.
You can purchase
What’s in the Bible? for $14.99 from Tyndale.
Disclosure: Sample DVD provided from Tyndale House for review purposes.


  1. I have to agree w/ you-i wish it was better but i also agree with what you said about if it helps a child learn more about the bible then great!
    sam's mom

  2. Hi! I found your blog and am enjoying your reviews as I have been stumped often to purchase something at the local christian book store only to get it home and think...huh...not quite what i was expecting!! I was wondering if you had seen something called Craniums Ark - I stumbled acrossed in on You Tube of all places and am contemplating buying the DVD... It is hard to find good quality/ "non-cheese" christian stuff out there!! Thanks for your cute blog!

  3. Thanks Cafe Girl I will check it out!

  4. would love to win one of these dvds for my 4 yr old.Loves Veggie Tales so this would be great!