Has anyone heard of FishFlix.com? These days it’s kind of hard to find family friendly movies or movies that share the Biblical world with accuracy. So when I had the opportunity to review The Bible Stories: In The Beginning 4 DVD Collection I was excited to see how the life of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses would be portrayed.
I put the first film, Abraham, into my DVD player and pressed play. Right away the movie opened with a birth scene – action right at the beginning to ensure you were transported into the time of Abraham. Although it was a birth scene, there wasn’t any nudity; however, it did depict a realistic visual of a woman giving birth, which might be hard to watch by some viewers.
This movie told the tale of Abraham from the time Abraham heard the voice of God (Genesis chapter 12) to the time when Abraham takes Isaac to the altar (Genesis chapter 22). It covered a lot of ground and during some of the scenes, I was uncertain if the story kept to the Bible. When I came across some of these, I checked the NKJV on my phone and was surprised to see it mirrored the Bible’s telling closely. This was the only movie I used the Bible to confirm the telling.
I continued to watch the other three movies, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, and they seemed to follow the Bibles rendition although in the movie Moses, I did notice a few small differences but nothing that took away from the overall arch of the story. My favorite film was the story of Joseph because it had the most action throughout the three hours timespan it took to tell the life events of the title character.
All the movies gave a nice visual of the lives of these beloved Bible characters and made the stories come to life. I’m not sure how well the movie did with the details (historically speaking), but the costuming and locations transported me to the time period represented for each movie. The films also went into such detail; it made me want to read the Bible stories again as the stories touched a lot of different parts of each person’s life that I had forgotten about and made me want to reread those beloved tales.
I think most Christian adults will like the movies. Since the movies are pretty long, for the younger audience, you might want to break up the movie into several viewings. This will help keep their attention as the movies can be a bit dry in certain areas. This could also be used as a home Bible Study where you watch an hour of each movie then read the message in the Bible or vice versa to give the reader a visual of what they are reading about.
When the DVD arrived in the mail, a postcard was inside the package. It let the buyer know when they purchase Christian DVDs from FishFLix, they are supporting Christian ministries in the Middle East. It’s a great way to spread the Gospel to those who are in need of God’s word.
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I’m glad I was able to discover this wonderful company and I’m sure to buy more DVDs from them.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this DVD set free from FishFlix. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”