Tuesday, December 3, 2013

GIVEAWAY and Review: The Promise - Birth of the Messiah DVD

My Thoughts:
I had the chance to review "The Promise: Birth of the Messiah" with my family this past weekend. It was a nice way to shift from the Thanksgiving weekend to beginning our Christmas holiday events and remember just what the reason for the season is. I was happy we had this to start off our Christmas season with so that we could slow down and appreciate the story of the birth of Jesus before things got too choatic and commercial. It is an animated musical, which makes it appealing to younger kids. Some of the words used are advanced for a young child's vocabulary, but the story is not lost on them. I think if a child has even the slightest familiarity with the story they can easily follow along with the visual even if the vocabulary might be beyond them.On the other hand, I do think there were instances that things were simplified quite a bit for the benefit of a young audience. It has it ebbs and flows in terms of what I think a young child will understand, but as long as you watch it with your children you can have a conversation with them about the story and I think both you and your child will take more away from it than just having watched it.

ABOUT THE PROMISE 

The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ. This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.

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60 comments:

Ashley S said...

Looks like a great DVD for the holiday season!

Heidi Bee said...

I would watch this with my family!

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom said...

A great Christmas movie :) Thanks!

Melissa said...

I think my nephews would love this!

Danielle Simmons said...

What a wonderful DVD for Christmastime.

Julie said...

I would love to win this to watch with my kids

Julie said...

We have multiple nativities & the kids retell the story. Also lots of books about Jesus. We watch St. Nicholas video for the feast of St. Nicholas & we do Operation Christmas child to share what we have with those less fortunate

Debby Chandler said...

I will share this with my church family.

Debby Chandler said...

we honor his birth by having special events at the church.

Pam Halligan said...

I would watch this movie with my family.

Pam Halligan said...

We put up the nativity together as a family and read the Christmas story.

ZuZu said...

My family!

ZuZu said...

We read and discuss the stories from the bible.

Anonymous said...

Our family will watch this movie
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Merry

Anonymous said...

We go to our churchs christmas eve candlelight service, read the bible and do operation christmas child shoeboxes
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry

Dianna said...

This would be a family gift that we open on Christmas Ever--after church, and what a better time to watch this..thanks for the giveaway

Dianna said...

We start a little earlier with Operation Christmas Child Shoebox project --that is done all year collecting treasures--Then of course we have Christmas sleigh ride and hot cocoa for all at church as we Carol our little town, we make cookie, and look at lights, and go to the mall and do the Christmas Child tree and pick out a name.We go to our church Christmas Eve for about 3 hrs. for the program and then home to relax and get ready for bed

Kelly Tillotson said...

I would watch this with my entire family.

We read scriptures daily, during december we especially focus on the chapters dealing with Christ's birth--and I try to plan little advent activities
*kelly
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Janna Lamison said...

I would definitely add this to our Advent calendar of "things to do" We usually have one that is watch a Christmas movie with popcorn and hot chocolate

Janna Lamison said...

As in previous comment, we do Advent activities. This year we are using the book "Good Dirt Families" by Lacy Finn Borgo to have a theme with bible verses and things to do to remind us what the season os truly about- Celebrating Christ's birth!

helpful heather said...

ill watch it with my family

Rebecca W. said...

My kids would like to watch this.

Rebecca W. said...

We read the story of Christ's birth in Luke 2 every Christmas.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We will watch this with our grandchildren.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We read the Christmas story from the bible, we remind our little ones of the real meaning of Christmas & doing for others.

Sindy Murray said...

I will watch it with my kids and shared with other relatives.

Sindy Murray said...

We go to church, try to do something nice for someone everyday,we help with Operation Christmas child!

Gretchen Mastick said...

I would watch this with my family!

Nancy said...

If I won, this would be for our family.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

We attend special Christmas events, such as The Miracle of Christmas by the Sight and Sound Theater in Branson. It was breathtaking! We also share with others.

Nancy
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Marsha Cooper said...

I will watch it on a Saturday night when I have 5 grandchildren over for the night.

Marianna said...

I'll watch this movie with my sons

Marianna said...

We celebrate advent in multiple ways including reading the Christmas story in the Bible, attending church, giving to the needy, and having an advent wreath

kathy dalton said...

id love to watch this on Christmas eve with the grandkids

kathy dalton said...

we go to Midnight Mass and then off to breakfast to celebrate Jesus' birth

ape2016 said...

I will give this to my nephew.

april yedinak

ape2016 said...

I started a tradition when my kids were small where I bake a birthday cake or cupcakes for Jesus's birthday. I thought it was a fun way to reinforce the reason we celebrate and now it is tradition.

april yedinak

pmj said...

This would be great to watch with my family.

pmj said...

We put up a nativity scene.

Jessica said...

I would watch it with my nieces.

Jessica said...

We read the Christmas story from the Bible.

AMY said...

I'll watch this with my family.

CyndySuWho said...

I will watch it with my son.

CyndySuWho said...

We read the Christmas Story.

miss emily said...

I will watch this with my family!

Rebecca Xavier said...

This DVD would be for my family to watch.

Rebecca Xavier said...

We go to Christmas Eve service, read the Bible in Luke about the birth of Jesus, and sing Christmas carols.

Katrina said...

I will watch this with my three children.

danielle finley said...

I will give it to my daughter!

Candie L said...

I would watch it with the family. Thank you

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Candie L said...

Church is a high priority for us. thankyou

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amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

i would watch this with my family thanks

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

we discuss what christmas is all about

Aimee Cutler said...

We would watch it as a family, for sure! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jackie said...

I would love to watch this movie with my family.
Thank you!

Jackie said...

We have a nativity set that we display every year. It is the one my mom had when I was young.

Allison Bahr said...

My daughter would love to watch together with the ole family I'm sure!
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Allison Bahr said...

We have our nativity sets set up in a few different rooms in the home tosh are with family friends and guests too! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
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Jess said...

I will watch it with my kids

Jess said...

we read the Christmas story in the bible