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The Pastor's House Review by Kimberley Wampler

Episode 1: God's Creation
Families For Christ Ministries
P.O. Box 724
Leona Valley, CA 93551

This DVD is about creating the earth from nothing. Pastor Ken Lawrence starts by comparing it to making a cake and showing the different ways of making it "from a box" or "from scratch" which is what God did making the earth by starting with nothing. He then goes on to explain the seven days of creation in a way that children of all ages will understand. He talks about what God created on the day and then shows pictures of what God had created for the day to help the younger children to understand it.

There is an interactive game in the movie that my kids just loved. It is called, "When did God make it?" and it would show a picture of something like a bird, lion, plant, or the sky and you had ten seconds to guess. After ten seconds, they would put the day on the screen for you to know which day.

The music through the movie was very good and upbeat to keep the attention of the children. They had a alphabet song in the movie for younger children to help them learn their ABC's. When the movie is over, there are two more interactive games like the one in the movie for the children to play. They also have some bloopers from the movie at the very end. I give this DVD a high mark. It does a great job of keeping the children involved in the show, and the children love to play the interactive game when their friends come over. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Great Job!

-- Product Review by: Kimberley Wampler, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine