The Biggest Story
This is the type of review I do not like to do. I am extremely honest with my opinions. When I feel I will have to do a bad one I contact the publicist to make sure they want to continue with the review before I post. Generally they ask me not to review the product. That’s why you very rarely see a negative review on Texas Kitchen. Well with “The Biggest Story” I asked the publicist and they asked me to continue with my honest opinion. So here goes.
I was really excited to review the DVD and audio book of “The Biggest Story” . I was thinking it would be a great way to show my new Granddaughter about God’s love for all of us. I put the DVD in the player anticipating the best. I was very surprised to find the DVD showing mainly dark parts of the Bible. Yes, in the Old Testament a lot of bad things happened. I just figure for kids you really might want to add more good parts to the narrative. The DVD starts out talking about the fall in the Garden. No mention of the amazingly creative and beautiful world God created before the fall. It then goes on to speak of many other bad parts of Biblical history. No mention of the burning bush, the miracle of Moses being found by Pharoah’s daughter so he could one day be part of God’s plan to save the Israelites etc… The description of the parting of the waters was very short mainly focusing on how the Egyptians drown. Nothing about how the Jews sang joyous praises to God on the other side when they were saved from being slaves.
“The Biggest Story continue’s on this way forgetting to add the parts where God is gracious, loving, caring, etc until you get to the very end. All I kept thinking is that I would really hate it if a child that had no knowledge of God’s grace started watching this film and how they could very easily go away from it thinking God is mean and cruel. He is NOT. I cannot recommend this film or audio-book at all. Yes it has colorful illustrations. That is all I can say positive about it.
The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. In The Biggest Story, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung shows kids how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.
Featuring beautiful illustrations adapted from the book, The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film will captivate children as they are led on an exciting journey through the Bible in 26 minutes, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.
Narrated by the author, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message–how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden–will teach children that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think. Includes a free digital copy Includes a free 2-sided poster Illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark Features original music by composer John Poon
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