The Childrens Heroes of the Bible

DVD Release: April 27, 2004
The Childrens Heroes of the Bible
Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For All Ages

Synopsis

This Award Winning series is full of delightfully animated Bible stories for children. 13 stories in all provide a scripturally faithful representation of the Bible. These fascinating short films begin with six Old Testament Heroes: Joseph, Moses, David, Elijah, Esther and Jeremiah. There are seven films on New Testament Heroes, including five films devoted to Jesus and one each for The Apostles and Paul. Recommended for ages 3-8 and grown-up kids who enjoy revisiting the teachings of the Bible in an animated format. This very entertaining and educational series contains stories that your children will always remember.

Dove Review

This is an awesome animated collection of Bible stories in two DVDs! It’s not surprising it is an award-winning set. Kids everywhere can enjoy six Old Testament heroes: Joseph, Moses, David, Elijah, Esther and Jeremiah. Then there are seven stories of New Testament heroes: five which cover Jesus and his ministry and one each for Paul and the Apostles.

The content is fairly mild, with the most intense being the following: Joseph’s brothers grab him and place him in a pit and a man hits another man with a rod and Moses retaliates and David brings down the giant Goliath. Also a spear is thrown at a few characters and Jesus is seen heading toward the money-changers with a whip but nothing else is seen. Also a thief robs a man and other non-graphic scenes include Peter defending Jesus and bringing a sword to a man’s ear. Jesus’ crucifixion and the stoning of Stephen are mentioned but not shown.

Your children will know more about such Bible heroes as Joseph and Moses and Jesus and Paul after viewing these programs. We are pleased to award this educational and well-made series our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. What a great way to make Bible heroes come alive to your kids!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: "Stupid"-1
Violence: There are no graphic scenes but a few violent scenes including the following: a man is robbed; a character is bitten by a snake; the ear of a man arresting Jesus is cut with a sword; Jesus takes a whip to money-changers but is only seen coming after them with whip in hand; a spear is thrown at other characters a couple of times; a giant is killed; men grab their brother and put him in a pit; it's mentioned Jesus died and that Stephen was stoned; a few characters are struck by a rod.
Drugs: Wine is seen in a cup.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: A few people die in the story and we see some people's grief.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: VCI Entertainment
Director: John Rydren
Producer: The Lutheran Church in Missouri
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 283 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Voices of Paul Ballantyne, L. Richardson, John Lewin, Robert Pastene Donald West, John Rydgren