- Can we show this for Bible class lessons?
- Is this appropriate for my three year old?
- Is this a word-for-word version?
- I don’t see any subtitles.
- How do I use language audio and subtitles for ESL or missions classes?
- How do I use this DVD for teaching?
- Will adults enjoy this too?
- When can I get Volume II?
- Is this a movie or a book?
- Is the entire Bible covered?
1. Are we allowed to show this in our Bible classes?
Yes! No license needed. Just don’t charge admission. This has been used in classes ranging from adults to the youngest children. It shows how all the Bible stories fit together (see links here) and gives you complete visuals covering every part of the story.
2. Is this appropriate for my three year old?
Two and three year olds love this Bible, yet we suggest parents pre-view, just in case there are any stories you prefer they watch at a later age. It’s like having an adult read a picture book to them. Plus, the pictures stay around long enough for them to get a good look.
3. Is this a word-for-word version?
No. The American Standard (ASV) version of 1901 is the base from which the script has been written. The Show & Tell Bible is biblically accurate, comprehensive, and easy for kids to understand. Complicated sequences are summarized for ease in gaining an overview of lengthy details, such as the building of the tabernacle. Instead of listing every cubic measurement, the most pertinent details are listed with an illustration of the tabernacle.
4. I don’t see any subtitles.
From the main menu, click on OPTIONS, and then click on the subtitle you want. Also, check your DVD player menu to make sure subtitles are turned on.
5. How do I use language audio and subtitles for ESL or missions classes?
Let students watch and listen in Spanish, then change either the subtitles or the narration to English.
6. How do I use this DVD for teaching?
This is a versatile tool of 1500 pictures. Early readers are able to learn Bible words by watching the DVD, and coupled with the activity book; thought questions promote discussions for all ages.
- You can show the story first, then show it again, using the pause button to stop at each picture or map you want to talk about or you can view the story as an overview, then teach it in detail.
- If you want to teach using the DVD for illustrations only, you can turn off the sound and the subtitles. USE THE PAUSE BUTTON!
- Parents who use this as a home Bible class often show the DVD first, then discuss the lesson while reading out of the Bible. Or they use the DVD as a reward, showing it after the class.
- For teens and adults, try showing a sequence of several stories to give a broader background to the story you are teaching. They can read from their Bibles while you have the corresponding picture on the screen.
7. Is this for adults too?
Yes! Ageless, timeless, lessons from the Bible are for adults also. The content is straight from the Bible, and the entertaining illustrations will help you remember the events in the order they appear. You may be surprised how well a visual story line organizes the stories you know and love. The elderly love this version, as it refreshes their memories.
8. When will other volumes be available?
A great deal of work goes into each volume, and our goal is to produce one volume every three years. Eventually, every book in the Bible will be covered and we encourage starting your collection now. Unlike a movie, these stories are timeless treasures you and your children will watch innumerable times; learning God’s word together.
9. Is this a movie?
No. This is an audio-visual storybook with narrated & written caption words, on DVD. The words are all read out loud which is a phenomenal way to teach pre-readers, ESL, missions, and the visual, hearing or learning-impaired. Most of the pictures are stills, although some illustrations have animation (parts that move)—such as showing a route on a map or of God’s presence.
10. Is the entire Bible covered?
Each volume will cover all events in the order they appear except for stories with age-inappropriate sexual content. Lengthy passages are summarized. “Non-story” books, like the book of Leviticus or Proverbs, are covered topically. That means the book’s key message is summarized with helpful illustrations all ages can understand.