Friday, January 28, 2011

Book Review: Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible, Volume 2

I have to first say that my sister Annie got me started on this series of movies. We got the Christmas story from her a year ago and love it. I was very excited when I had the opportunity to review this book and DVD.

The book is very well written. They take 20 or so stories from the bible and write them in a way that is easily understood and relateable to kids. Each story takes only a couple minutes to read making it easy to read 3-4 stories in a 10 minutes. They also include questions to discuss with your kids.

The DVDs is also great. The DVDs include the same stories that are in the book but in 2-3 minutes animations. The films are also well constructed and follow the books almost word for word.

As soon as we put these in, my daughter was hooked. We watched the first DVD 3 times to day... in a row.

I am very excited about having this book. Its a great way to teach bible stories to our kids. This book and DVD set will definitely get a lot of use at our house.

Note: I did receive this book/DVD free from for review. I was in no way compensated for a good review of this book. All opinions in my review are my own.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Jesus Inquest by Charles Foster

The single event that most defines Christianity is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, fulfilling the prophesy of the ultimate sacrifice. Throughout history this event has been a subject of heated debate for both Christians and non-believers. Did it happen? Is the shroud of Turin really Jesus’ shroud? What about the family tomb discovered with bones of Mary and Jesus and other family members with the right names, and DNA? All of these questions and many more can be used to present good arguments for and against this point.

Charles Foster does a wonderful job unbiasedly presenting both sides of the argument. He does not interpret the results or give his opinion about the outcome. He just does a wonderful job presenting just the facts. The reader is then left to make their own opinions with understanding all of the views.

I really enjoyed this book and its ability to layout both sides so well. It is a book that will generate lots of discussions with friends and family. This will be a book that stays in my collection for a long time.

I was given a free copy of this book from for review. I was in no way compensated for a good review and the thoughts and comments above are my own.