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Nest New Testament DVDs
Each of the following videos offers a moving and powerful presentation of stories from the Old and New Testaments in the language children love--the language of animation. Each of the animated videos are about 30 minutes long. The DVDs come with a free reproducible activity book that's excellent for classroom use. Some are put on sale each month too. Listed below here in order of release.
to the Nest Video Website to Browse & Order
to the Nest Video Website to Browse & Order
The Nest Website also carries the wonderful "Kids 10 Commandment" videos on DVD. These are really well done in Disney-esque style (Miriam's voice is done by the same gal who did Little Mermaid). Comes with a Ten Commandment curriculum ....in addition to many reproducible handouts, coloring pages, & puzzles. It's free with the series. I have a copy of it and it's very nicely done.
As you can see by the graphic on the right here this is a 5 DVD set. Two Commandments to a disc. Moses is of course, largely featured, but the story is told from a young boy's point of view. He's an animated character of course, and he learns about each commandment while with his fellow Hebrews on Mt. Sinai. Theologically on target, very accessible to elementary age children and younger. Features 2-D and 3-D animation. Well done.
To order the Kids 10 Commandments DVDs click here to the Nest Kids 10C's page and order.
To order these titles go to my nestlearning.com website
then click on the ANIMATED BIBLE STORIES section on that page.
Browse all the video offerings and order online straight from my Nest Learning site. You can order them individually or in discounted packs. They will ship to you immediately from Nest and come with a 100% guarantee. Please order directly through my Nest portal.
Every Animated Nest Video is accompanied by a free reproducible resource/activity book that includes story mazes, puzzles, crosswords, coloring pages, and matching games related to the stories. The resource/activity books are golden! ...and suitable for use even when the class isn't using the video. The DVD formatted videos also include additional 'interactive' quizzes you can show to the kids at the end of the story. While you're at the Nest site, check out the Visual Bible Series CDs... They're excellent....
Also available at my Nest website...
MATTHEW from "The VISUAL BIBLE" series
Matthew features a seasoned cast of actors including Richard Kiley (Matthew), Dean Jones (Luke), James Brolin (Peter), Jennifer ONeill (Lydia), and the amazing Bruce Marchiano in the role of Jesus. Youll see the stories, parables, and Jesus come to life again, word for word. No other text, lines, or script has been added. Just the Scriptures. Yet unlike many other Jesus films, the Matthew Visual Bible's portrayals are dynamic, thanks in part to the most dynamic Jesus portrayal you'll find anywhere. Pictured left, Bruce Marciano's portrayal of Jesus in this video is the best Jesus I've ever seen on film.
One of the other nice things about the Matthew video set is that they put the Chapter-Verse numbers in the corner of the screen. This is great for finding your place.
ACTS from the "Visual Bible" series,
...and more "Neil Favorite" videos for Sunday School...
The Visual Bible makes
ACTS DVD video set
which I like and can be ordered
at Nest Family.
2) A.D. the Acts miniseries originally was made for television. You can buy the edited for "church use" version from www.visionvideo.com. This miniseries was created by the same producer/director who did Jesus of Nazareth. It dramatizes the book of Acts and covers most, but not necessarily all of the actual verses. Depending on the story you're teaching from, it's a nice addition to your video library. There are two versions floating around. The original tv version, and the edited one for church use. Note that when you're ordering. I particularly like this series for YOUTH.
3) For a REAL trip, rent/buy the Peter & Paul video also from www.visionvideo.com. Paul is portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins the famous British actor. In this dramatized version of Acts Hopkins captures Paul's insistent quirky personality.
4) I enjoy teaching with the TNT Bible movies - Abraham starring Richard Harris and Barbara Hershey, Joseph starring Ben Kingsley as Potiphar. They are uncommonly good. You'll find them on Amazon.com. They have Jacob, Moses and Jeremiah videos too. The Jeremiah video is very good. Stars a young Patrick Dempsey. Here's my FREE OUTLINE to the JEREMIAH movie with teaching notes.
I'm a HUGE fan of
Jesus Christ Superstar -the movie. Great music, very dramatic
portrayal of Christ, clearly shows the factions surrounding Jesus and
the big decisions he was faced with regarding the direction and politics
of his ministry. Awesome to show and talk about with older elementary
6) Prince of Egypt and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. I've heard some people rag on Prince of Egypt. It is SO good. Very inspiring. Have the kids help discover what parts aren't exactly in the Biblical story, but don't overlook this superbly animated film. The kids like the old CB DeMille classic too -very dramatic for young people. Use them both.
7) King David starring Richard Gere is one of the best Bible movies ever. Hollywood surprisingly stayed RIGHT ON the Biblical script. Some great performances and very authentic sets. Just remember to skip the killing of the Amorite King, and the 2-second scene when David marries Michal and they are seen in bed. Other than that...just an awesome movie that's very tight to the scriptures.
Nest doesn't sell through stores and every distributor has to offer the same price so it doesn't matter who you buy them from, you'll pay the same price. You cannot order these videos from me directly. You must order them ONLINE at the NEST WEBSITE. Nest does offer some other nice products, such as Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and some Bible song sing-a-long CDs...but I'm not specifically recommending them here.
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