I received this DVD to review from the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze program. We own one other BibleMan DVD that the girls have watched a lot over the years, so I thought I’d give this one the true test and see what my 6, 10, and 11 year old girls thought of it. I asked them all the same questions, and got completely different answers. The target age for the DVD says 6-10, and I think you will be able to see from their answers how accurate of an estimation that is.
The basic synopsis of the DVD is this: A dastardly villain plots to steal the armor of God. Bible Man and his team use truths from the Bible to beat him Scripture lesson: “God is not a God of confusion but a God of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33. The video is shot in front of a live audience, and the over all quality was pretty low. Here’s what my kids thought:
Keep in mind: Belle is 6, Whitney is 10, and Maddie is 11.
Did you learn anything from this DVD?
B: Jesus is better than you think
W: I heard Bible verses that I had not heard before, but other than that, no.
M: I learned that people in spandex look weird.
What age do you think Bible Man is made for?
B: 6, 7, 8, 9
Was it scary?
B: No, but it would be scary for little girls. You can just cover their eyes or skip it.
W: No. Maybe a little bit for little kids
What was your favorite part?
B: When Bible Man Wins
M: When it ended
What was the worst part?
B: When the bad guy almost kills him
W: I didn’t like that it was live. I like it better when it is a directed show.
M: The whole thing
Was it interesting or boring?
What are your final thoughts?
B: Man, ladies, and parents, and maybe even animals would like to watch this since it is about God.
W: Overall, it’s a great show about God for little kids.
M: You can tell the people are mouthing the words 3/4 of the time, and the costumes look plastic.
So, you can see for yourselves that this DVD would be great for younger kids. It teaches them that the Word of God can be used as a weapon against the enemy of our souls. If you have a boy or girl ages 6-10, I think they would love this video, BibleMan Combating the Commandant of Confusion.