Friday, November 5, 2010

Dramatized Bible Stories. Not recommended for children, but a good laugh for adults.

BibleStoryZone, a website from the UK, is posting dramatized Bible stories for children. They are hilarious! They sound like a combination of Jewish midrash and a modern comedy sketch. They are hardly JUST a dramatized presentation of Bible stories. They are laden with expansions that fill gaps in the biblical text and add theological explanations. For instance, in Genesis the narrator constantly refers to the "trinity" and adds a "popping" sound every time Eve has a baby. There are also numerous references to original sin.

Here is the link to the Cain and Abel Story. Since I have done quite a bit of work on the interpretive history of the story I can appreciate the way they expanded it. But I am not sure that I would use it to educate children.

Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review on BibleStoryZone. It's always good to hear of other Christians who are passionate about enabling a world that is so ignorant of the basics of the Bible, to discover it for themselves.

    As a children's & youth worker for over 30 years it does, however, disappoint me that you would discourage anybody from experiencing the Bible for themselves, no matter how it is presented. Surely as Christians we are called to encourage one another in our efforts to spread the gospel, not make disparaging comments about each others gospel initiatives.

    I trust your gospel efforts are progressing well and I wish you all the best in your mission vision.

    Howy Corrin