Monday, April 5, 2010

Review: Bibleman DVD

I recently discovered a book review site that got me excited. Hosted by Thomas Nelsen publishers, BookSneeze offers free books to bloggers who are willing to post reviews. Since I would be reading constantly anyway, and I get to choose the book I want to read/review (they don't choose for me), I figured I'd give it a try.

My first pick to review was a children's DVD. (Spring break was coming up, and being the planner that I am I know the value of stocking up on entertainment.)

Bibleman: Combating the Commandant of Confusion looks (based on the cover) similar to Power Rangers. My kids tend to enjoy PR (I don't get it, but whatever) so I thought to myself, "Why not get a DVD that's action-packed like PR but Bible-based?" I clearly missed the description "A Bibleman live adventure."

It was an adventure in boredom!

The DVD is a recording of a live presentation of Bibleman. As in, guys wearing action hero costumes and standing on the platform of a church, talking and acting for the kids in the pews. Perhaps they recorded a teaching session of VBS (Vacation Bible School)?

My three girls - ages 8, 6, 4 - walked away from the DVD after 15 minutes (and trust me, they would have gone sooner had I let them). My oldest boy - age 12 - sat a bit longer, but kept asking me, "Mom, when does it get better?"

If you're looking for some good DVD resources to entertain your kids, I suggest sticking to the tried and true found at your local Christian bookstore - Veggie Tales, Hermie and Friends, etc.

* Just a reminder that the Bibleman DVD was provided to me for free, for the purpose of review, via BookSneeze.


  1. TOTALLY giggled out loud at Braeden... "when does it get better?"... he must be your hopeful one... till reality comes crashing down!!

  2. too bad you got a bummer for your first review! I hope you are going to stay with it, I have seen some great books and bible resources available. I have also learned that if you don't see anything that interests you, keep checking back every day (sometimes several times a day) because it can change very quickly. The really good books are not available for very long.


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