Every episode of Adventures in Odyssey reveals a world of exploration and thrills! Bible stories come to life, along with Bible characters and important lessons. The Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set features 36 episodes on 12 CDs, starring all of your ... Read More
- The Tower
- On Solid Ground
- Two Brothers and Bernard - Part 1 of 2
- Two Brothers and Bernard - Part 2 of 2
- Bernard & Joseph - Part 1 of 2 Bernard & Joseph- Part 2 of 2
- Moses - the Passover - Part 1 of 2
- Moses - the Passover - Part 2 of 2
- Siege at Jericho
- The Power of One
- OT Action News: Jephthahs Vow
- Three Funerals and a Wedding - Part 1 of 2
- Three Funerals and a Wedding - Part 2 of 2
- Bernard & Saul
Ages: 8 & up.
- Product type: Music
- Format: Audio Book on CD (12-CD Set)
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2006
- UPC: 9781589974005
- Height: 1.55
- Width: 6.01
- Length: 5.09
- Volumes/Discs: 0
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- Christian Shelf-Esteem's review of Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set by Amanda on 2/17/2015
In our home, "screen time" is limited to about 20-30 minutes a night. With that in mind I can tell you that books and audiobooks play a major roll in our family entertainment. The Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set is a radio drama, not unlike the best dramatized audiobooks that we have enjoyed. Our first encounter with Adventures in Odyssey was during the 2013 Christmas season when I purchased “The Star,” as a single. At that time my children were so completely captivated by the characters and dramatic storytelling that I knew we would eventually purchase additional episodes. Looking ahead at the number of family road trip adventures we have scheduled for 2015 I decided to GO BIG with the The Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set and I am so glad we did!
Each story follows one or two children on an adventure through a particular portion of scripture. Through Adventures in Odyssey families get quality entertainment, valuable lessons in faith, as well as great conversation starters. Our children ask to continue listening even before we get into the vehicle. While we have reserved our collection for road trips, they would be a great addition to family devotions or Sunday school classes. Furthermore, a collection would make a nice gift or centerpiece to a Christ-centered Easter basket.
I believe that the creators, Focus on the Family, have done their best to accurately portray the biblical portions of the story. I noticed that in the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal that many of the characters lines were taken directly from scripture. During “The Shepherd and the Giant” our son remarked that, “Samuel sounds like a crazy person.” To me it came across as the actor trying to convey Samuel’s fear of being discovered by King Saul as he anointed David the future King of Israel. Either way, it opened a dialog about Samuel’s mission and obedience to God.
As a parent I enjoy how each lesson represents a real temptation or dilemma that children face today. For example in “The Big Deal” (Disc 10), the character Aubrey is super excited to have been awarded a part in a play. Only later do her parents realize that the play violates what they believe as Christians and forbid Audrey to participate. Infuriated by the news, Aubrey takes a walk to the park where she meets Mr. Whitaker. Through the Imagination Station at Whit’s End, Mr. Whitaker introduces Audrey into the bible story of John the Baptist. By meeting and interacting with John she learns the difference between standing up for something you want and standing up for what you believe. She also learns what it means to stand firm in faith and obedience to God. This lesson concluded by a posing the question “How far are you willing to go for what you believe?” Once the story has ended, parents are given an open door to discuss what transpired and how the situation could be applied to the lives of their children.