30 April, 2010

Combating the Commandant of Confusion

Combating the Commandant of Confusion

This is another review for http://booksneeze.com/  My previous one is here.
This time I have a DVD to review, but I'm a little disappointed.

The story revolves around a character called Confusion who tries to steal the Bible Teams' secret weapon. However, the good guys triumph and Bible Man defeats Confusion with the very weapon he is seeking to steal - the Bible.

Bible Man is a series we discovered in our school library in Japan (Christian Academy in Japan). My three boys loved the series - plenty of action, good guys in superhero suits, bad guys who look ugly and light saber fights. What more could you want?

Well, from a parent's point of view the fact that Bible Man and his team (Bible Girl etc.) all quote Bible verses to combat evil (profusely), we figured it wasn't such a bad thing. And a light saber fight with Bible verses instead of grunts is something to be seen to be believed!

The whole show is a little corny, but for little boys that is immaterial. However my disappointment stems from my boys' reaction to this particular production. It is a stage show instead of a more real-life situation with the good guys' basement headquarters etc. My perceptive 7 y.o. thought that this rendered it not-enjoyable and he hasn't been persuaded to watch it twice.

To its credit, though, the DVD includes a clear child-sized explanation of the gospel and leads them to a conversion prayer if they so wish. It could be used in a Kids Club outreach event or at a camp or beach mission.

Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this DVD was provided to me for review by Thomas Nelson Books <http://BookSneeze.com>. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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