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A Provisional List of Bible Video Resource Websites

This is a 'starter' list of websites that take a rather comprehensive approach to listing Bible-related movies.

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Video Resource Books

Posted by SheilaB

Videos That Teach: Teachable Movie Moments from 75 Modern Film Classics, by Doug Fields/Eddie James, Zondervan, 1999, ISBN: 0-310-23115-9.
Description: With Videos That Teach you can use clips from 75 of the best recent movies on video -- already collected an organized by topic and Bible reference, complete with start and stop times -- to illustrate your lessons and launch provocative discussion among your students. Discussions that get kids talking about themselves and life, about God and the Bible.

Videos That Teach 2: Another 75 Scenes from Popular Films to Spark Discussion, by Doug Fields/Eddie James, Zondervan Publishing, 2002, ISBN: 0-310-23818-8.
Description: Best-seller Videos That Teach took youth groups by storm. Now Videos That Teach 2 adds 75 more clips from recent movies that youth workers can use to illustrate topics they teach all the time. These "visual parables" are perfect for illustrating the point of a lesson or discussion. Indexed by subject and Scripture references, each clip comes complete with summaries of the movie and the clip, start and stop times, Scripture references, and discussion-starter questions.

There is also St. Paul Goes to the Movies and St. Paul Goes to the Movies Again.



Posted by Joan Grady 

Movie Clips for Kids, Group Publishing, 2002, ISBN 0-7644-2383-5.
Movie Clips for Kids The Sequel, Group Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 0764426923.

I recommend the movie clips books -- they give you discussion points and activities, as well as video clips and applications. As visual and media-oriented as kids are these days, this is a good teaching tool.

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Video, Kids, and Christian Education, by Russell W. Dalton, Augsburg Fortress, 2001, 080666410X.
Description: This is a book with all the basics and loads of ideas on how to do a video workshop creatively, from showing video clips to having the kids make movies themselves.

MORE THAN A MOVIE, Group Publishing, ISBN 0-7644-2838-1. 20 movies to create an event/party around.

Take a look at the Table of Contents at Group's site, and you can get good ideas of matching movies and character traits/Bible topics.

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Neil MacQueen's favorite Bible videos that he's taught with: http://sundayresources.net/biblevideos/

You are invited to contact Neil about these videos, and print his free Video Workshop Manual. His company (Sunday Software) has also started to carry a number of these DVDs.

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Resource for our Video Workshop:  A BIG DVD REMOTE 

It’s dark and I cannot find the pause button, why do they make these remote control buttons so small! Voila, here’s a wonderful solution. A remote that has only the essential buttons that are widely spaced, large size, and in color. Buttons: Menu – Home – Up – Down – Left – Right – Go – Stop – Pause. Great for all those DVD’s that now come with interactive quizzes.


How to use it for Teaching in the video workshop:

Movie is over, any questions/discussion I specific want covered is now done or for those days you get more silence or stony stairs than responses (haven’t we all had those days).

  • Now I pick a child who will have control of the remote for the first interactive quiz question.
  • Someone reads the question, someone else (or me) reads off the possible answers.
  • As a group they decide on what they think is the correct answer.
  • Then the person in charge of the remote selects the groups choice using the remote up and down arrows.
  • Cheers all around if we get it right!
  • Remote passed on to next person and we continue this way with each question.
  • Kid’s love it – and they all participate – as you’ll have everyone’s undivided attention!



DVD's Series with Interactive Quizzes:

  • Nest - have added 3 quizzes per title (older DVD's will not have quizzes), always check out the questions beforehand as many of the movies cover more than one story. Questions and answers to choose from appear on screen but are not read aloud for you. Often they will group the questions to cover each story line. So if you may not have time to do all three be sure to focus in on the quiz that focuses on the story line that you want most to review. If the kid’s get the answer wrong you can also click and see a replay of that specific section of the movie that answers the question. They can do this before or after they answer each question. This is a big hit with the kids at my own church.
    Quiz location: Main Menu – Additional Features – Adventure Quiz
    Note: for each question you can:
    Review Scripture – Scripture verse will appear
    Review Video – Clip of video showing correct answer will play
  • Veggie Tales – Play Easy or Play Hard. Questions and answers to choose from appear on screen but are not read aloud for you. If you get it wrong, it continues on to the next question, not telling you which answer was correct. 10 questions in each set.
    Quiz location: Main Menu – Fun – Trivia Challenge
  • Hermie & Friends – Questions are seen on screen and read to you. When you select the right answer your rewarded with a short clip of the video on that question.
    Quiz location: Main Menu – Bonus Features – Trivia Game
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Downloadable Lesson Plans & Activity Sheets for VeggieTales

The VeggieTales site has a home video resource page here.  It allows you to download coloring pages, activity sheets, and lesson plans for their various videos.  They also list the theme of the lesson (patience, unconditional love, etc), a Bible verse, and (if it applies) the Bible story. 

 

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A Complete Listing of Bible Movies

WIKIPEDIA.com has a fairly comprehensive listing of all "Bible related" movies that have ever been made. It's really helpful when mounting a search. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...s_based_on_the_Bible

The listing links to each Bible movie's wiki page where you can learn more about the resource.



Some other Bible Video Sources and Resources


TEXTWEEK.org lists secular movies with sacred themes/scenes in them http://www.textweek.com/movies/themeindex.htm



HOLLYWOOD JESUS ....Christian reviews and themes in popular movies. http://hollywoodjesus.com/



Vision Video ~ Gateway Films
One of the oldest, broadest distributors of church/Bible related videos around. I'm posting this link because they carry titles others don't, especially older ones.
https://www.visionvideo.com/


BibleVideos.org .... -- over 50 free downloadable video clips from the Life of Christ DVD. This is a project of the LDS Church, but is not branded as such, and all the narrations are straight from scripture. BibleVideos.org 



YOUTUBE.com
A surprising number of Bible related videos are showing up on youtube. Some are copyright infringing, but many are not. In many cases it is a good way to PREVIEW a Christian video, as the publisher or a user will have posted a preview clip of a movie. Some out-of-print videos from defunct publishers are posted there as well.

Some video resources posted by Neil MacQueen

(moved here from the "Look what I found!" resource topic.)


Life of Christ movie  (free)

Life of Christ - The Nativity
While searching for a video on the Beatitudes, I came across a large collection of free video clips from the Life of Christ series.  

The clips can be downloaded or viewed online. Each clip is from 2 to 4 minutes long. Live actors, good production values, and good scenery. The acting is good, though presented in a bit too "beatific" (overly reverential?) style. It is word-for-word from the KJV and the actors speak with an English accent (though it was filmed in Utah).

Having previewed several of the clips, this originally Mormon-produced resource appears to be as ecumenical as any produced by traditional Christian publishers. The clips are not branded as Mormon and do not include non-biblical remarks.  Their "about" section gives permission to download clips for personal and group use.

By the looks of it, they continue to make clips, and are adding many from the Letters. They are straight from scripture. There's a link at the bottom of the videos page to purchased the entire DVD. 


Son of God (2014)  ...free teacher's outline to the movie

The Son of God (video)
I gave my guide to Rotation.org's Supporting Member Resources here (along with many of my other Bible movie guides). This seven page PDF lists the highlights in each of the DVD's 36 scenes. It includes discussion questions for each scene and has a few notes  It also discusses what parts of Jesus' story are not found in the Son of God movie, but are found in The Bible (DVD, 2013) made by the same production company. Much of the Son of God is found in The Bible DVD, but some scenes are shorter, edited differently, or not included.

Note: this link takes you to the outline's page at my company site, The outline is free.  Neil



The New Superbook Animated Bible series

Superbook - David and Goliath
The Bible SuperBook video series has been completely re-made. All new 3D style animation and storytelling.

Sunday School teachers from the 80's and 90's will remember the SUPERBOOK video series produced by CBN. It's Japanese "anime" style was iconic, but its style of narration was a bit odd.

See the guide and links to previews.

This LINK  should take you to a preview of the David and Goliath video. If not, look at the link above or google superbook.

One can view Superbook videos online simply by setting up a free account with CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network**). This allows you to preview or (with a reliable internet connection in your classroom) to show a video. (Flash is required to view videos.) Or, purchase videos on-line BUT expect to wait for their delivery! To order faster, call CBN Partner Assistance at 757-226-3320 - for a few extra dollars they will expedite a video.

**You may not be a fan of CBN (who owns the rights to the series), but the videos are good, particularly because they put kids into the story and have the asking questions and dealing with life application.

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