Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THEO - Teaching Children God's Word

Hey there! Have you heard? There's a great new animated series out that teaches kids of all ages all about God and the Christian faith. And....I got a sneak peek at it!!

Meet wise old Theo, a grandfatherly sort, who welcomes us into his cozy little cottage and teaches us the foundations of the Bible. An assortment of woodland creatures, including 2 little mice named Belfry and Luther provide plenty of fun and silliness.

But don't let the fact that this is an animated resource stop you grown-ups from sitting down and watching as well. There is some impressive theology going on in these little clips. I'm thinking specifically of the first one we watched which depicted a lovely and powerful, portrait of the classic bridge illustration.

These shows are not full length feature films, rather, they are short ( think under 10 minutes ) videos that would be great to enhance a bible lesson, whether in a Sunday school setting, homeschool, etc..

Our family loved what we saw, and we'll be adding these to our personal collection for sure. The animation was just beautiful, with a nice blend of serious teaching and lighthearted humor.
Read on to see what the publisher had to say...

About Theo:

The animation series of Theo guides children and adults through a careful study of systematic theology. Theo discusses doctrines about sin, 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 Presents recognizes a universal fact: children and adults alike love cartoons. Theo captures the attention of young minds with liberal amounts of humor and high quality animation to present the Gospel of the Christian faith through the teachings of Theo and with the use of his two object lessons, Belfry and Luther.
Theo Presents is designed to serve as a multi-media resource tool that will help men, women and children fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, to go into all the world and make disciples and to teach those disciples God's Word. The multi-media outlets include a DVD series, curriculum, books and iPhone/iPad app. Each of these facets are designed to work with one another or individually.
Theo was created to reach kids of all ages. The lessons and teachings of Theo can be used for Sunday school lessons, Christian school curriculum, missions, evangelism and homeschooling.

About the creator: MICHAEL JOENS

Mike Joens has produced and directed scores of animated commercials for toy companies such as Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Kenner, McDonald's and Playskool. In addition to commercial work, he produced and directed the animation segments for the award-winning video series "McGee and Me", as well as the animated "Adventures in Odyssey" for Focus on the Family. After a waiting period of over 30 years, God opened the doors to Joens for the production of "Theo Presents." At last, the dream of a cartoonist, called to teach the Word has come true. It is Mike's hope that God will use Theo to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children and adults in every country of the world!

Okay, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "It's time to give away a FREE copy of this great little DVD." Nope. The publisher has told me there are TWO FREE COPIES to give away!!! WOO HOO!!!

Now for your part. You can enter a few different ways.

1.) MANDATORY. Follow me here and leave a comment telling me you did.

2.) Go to the facebook page and "like" it, and then come back and leave a comment telling me you did.

3.) Share this giveaway on facebook and leave a comment telling me you did.

Good Luck! This giveaway will go until THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. A winner will be selected and notified on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.


Visit their website and check them out on Amazon!

Free app (iPhone and iPad):

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I follow your blog!:) Lori

  2. I "liked" their facebook page!:) Lori

  3. I shared on facebook!;) Lori Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  4. I'm a follower.

  5. I am following from the crew
    300sms @ gmail dot com

    Mrs. Mandy

  6. following your blog

    Laura O in Ak
    daybydayinourworld at gmail dot com

  7. Liked Theo on facebook as well.