As a Christian family, we desire our children to read and love the Bible like we do. However, it takes time for them to understand that Bible, what it means and how it relates to them. But it doesn't have to be that way! I'm so thankful for the resources that we have used to bring the Bible alive for our children and I know you will want to know about them as well, because they are truly ‘good things'!
How to Bring the Bible Alive for Your Children
When our older children, now 18 and 20, were really young, we invested in Nest Family animation. Honestly, this was one of the best investment in raising our children to know the Bible.
The sweetest memory I have of the impact of these movies happened in one of my darkest times as a mother. I had experienced my second miscarriage at 26 years old and although I had two beautiful, healthy children, my heart was broken from the lost of another precious child.
I spent the day crying and depressed.
On one of these days, my two year old son (my 19 year old now), climbed up on my lap on the couch and looked out the window with me. He knew I was crying for our babies in heaven. He looked at me and said, “Mommy, if I had a red horse, I would go to heaven and get them back for you.”
That was the day my healing began.
My son was speaking about the Biblical story of Elijah being taken to heaven in a chariot of fire. In his little mind, if a ‘red' horse can take someone to heaven, it must be able to return as well.
These movies brought the Bible alive for my children like nothing else could!
As you can imagine, our animated videos have been watched hundred of times with our oldest three children. Almost two year, we reinvested in this series, and now our 5 year old is learning all about the stories of the Bible and it is coming a live to him, as well.
Our twelve year old still loves watching these and will often times just pop one in several times a week. We love the DVDs because each of them have interactive quizzes at the end of each one to see how much they remember from the DVD. He loves to quiz himself!
Here are the titles that come in the 12 DVD series, which you can purchase each one separately, as well:
- Joseph's Reunion
- David and Goliath
- Abraham and Isaac
These movies have shared the good news with our children in ways that they understood at a very young age. They learn about Jesus and love him early in their life. They see miracles of Jesus and learn to believe in His power with faith that is unspeakable.
Here are the titles of the 12 DVDs in this series, however you can purchase them individually as well:
- John the Baptist
- The Good Samaritan
- Jesus, the Son of God
- Forgive Us Our Debts
- The Parables of Jesus
- He is Risen
- Bread from Heaven
- Treasures in Heaven
- The Kingdom of Heaven
- Worthy is the Lamb
- The Lord's Prayer
There are many other titles in the New Testament, including The King is Born.
These would make amazing investments in your family's faith. Suggest titles to family members who like to purchase gifts for your family!
More Resources to Bring the Bible Alive for Your Children… and YOU!
We also love the word-for-word from the NIV DVS from Visual Bible! These are so powerful and worth investing in for the whole family to enjoy together. My older children still talk about all of these.