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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Theo - DVD Giveaway and Review

Theo - Good News from Theo Presents on Vimeo.

A new animated series, Theo, teaches and guide children and adults through Biblical theology. Theo is an elderly gentleman (who my youngest told me reminded her of Belle's father, from Beauty and the Beast), who discusses the doctrines of what sin is, God's character, The Bible, salvation and godly-living with easy-to-understand illustrations that make children want to learn more about the Christian faith.

Theo's messages are well animated and accompanied by two mice, Belfry and Luther, who have a way of keeping it interesting in their quest for cookies that Theo makes. This DVD comes with two animated shorts:

1. Saving Faith

Did you know that the same type of faith that saved Abraham, saves you and me? Kids will be entranced by Theo, a kind English theologian who teaches what it means to have genuine, or saving faith. Theo shares the story of Abraham to illustrate the life of a man who trusted the promises of God and walked by faith. Just as the Lord promised Abraham a son and fulfilled His promise, He promised a Savior to us. And sent Jesus into the world at just the right time.

2. Loving Obedience

Loving God and obeying Him are two peas in the same pod! If we love God, we will obey Him. Luther and Belfry, two field mice that have befriended Theo, lack obedience and get into trouble wherever they go. Children will learn a valuable lesson and be entertained at the same time as Theo uses the story of Jonah to illustrate the consequences of disobedience, and the blessings that come when we love God through doing what He asks of us.

3. Forgiveness

Nothing is more basic to the Gospel than forgiveness. Did you know that forgiveness in the biblical sense means to set something free? However, learning to forgive is not easy for Theo's furry friends Luther and Belfry. In this episode, Theo teaches the important lesson of forgiving others through the parable of the Unforgiving Servant. For if we do not forgive others, we cannot expect God to forgive us!

I received this DVD compliments of Propeller and Whitestone Media for my honest review and wish these were out when my kids were younger. The animation rates right up there with Disney and because the message is short and to the point, kids will love how simple it is to understand the concepts of salvation and faith. My daughter who also viewed this with me, said she will be using them when she has kids of her own. She LOVED them and she's 12! I'd give this one a 5 out of 5 stars!

Michael Joens is the producer and director of Theo and has produced dozens of animated commercials for Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Kenner, McDonald's and Playskool. In addition to commercial work, he produced and directed the animation segments of the award-winning series, "McGee and Me," as well as the animated "Adventures in Odyssey" for Focus on the Family. He is now using his talents to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Theo into all the world.

What set's THEO apart from anything we've worked on?
The Buy 1 - Give 1 campaign!

For every Theo DVD purchased, Whitestone Media and Child Evangelism Fellowship® will send a child in need their very own copy of Theo.

You can log onto after making your own purchase, and select the region of the world you'd like another copy of Theo to be sent.

Thanks to the folks at Whitestone Media and Propeller, they are generously offering to provide copies of Theo DVD to two lucky followers of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter to win:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. I must have a way to contact you if you're one of the winners, so please be sure to include your email address along with a comment of why you'd love to win a copy! You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on Sept 19th, and I will be contacting the winner's via email at that time.

For more information on this DVD, please visit the links below:

You can find Theo on Facebook by clicking here and on Amazon by clicking here.

You can also download a FREE Theo App for your IPad or IPhone by clicking here.

You can also find curriculum for using Theo in your church by clicking here.


  1. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to win this dvd to watch with my 6 year old son.

  2. I follow on GFC and would love to be entered for this. It would be great for my son.

  3. I'd love to win this for the grandchildren, I'm a gfc follower: theresan and an e-mail subscriber.


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