I first heard about The Bible Project during a sermon on Sunday, September 11, 2016. My pastor included an animated short-film to give the congregation a quick overview of the law and the prophets. I learned then that the video was part of The Bible Project and that there was plenty more where that came from. Impressed and intrigued, I knew I wanted to go home and find out more.
I’ve been hooked ever since!
So, What is the Bible Project?
The Bible Project is a non-profit that uses animated short-films to present Bible stories and complex biblical themes in an engaging, easy-to-understand format. Creators, Tim Mackie (pastor of Door of Hope Church and professor of Bible at Western Seminary) and Jon Collins ( co-founder of communication companies, Epipheo and Sincerely Truman), want to help people understand the Bible as one, continuous story from Genesis to Revelation.
Tim and Jon create two types of videos: book videos and theme videos. First of all, they take each book of the Bible, present its unique structure and themes, and show how each book relates to the Bible as a whole. Also, they explore different themes found throughout the Bible and connect them from the beginning to the end of Scripture.
Here’s an intro video if you’d like to know more:
What’s Available So Far
- Heaven and Earth
- The Messiah
- The Covenants
- Image of God
- Gospel of the Kingdom
- The Law
- Sacrifice and Atonement
- Torah Series – 7 videos of Genesis through Deuteronomy
- Read Scripture Old Testament – 40 videos of all the books in the Old Testament
- Read Scripture New Testament – 13 videos so far covering the 4 Gospels, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews
- Wisdom Series – Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job
- Gospel Series – 1 video so far covering Mark
I’ve watched quite a few videos, and I have enjoyed them all. I’ve skipped around a bit to get a feel for different kinds of content. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all of the theme videos, the wisdom series, several in the Read Scripture Old Testament, and Mark from the Gospel series.
Here’s the first video that captured my attention and prompted me to find out more!
You can watch all of their videos on their YouTube channel.
How You Can Use The Bible Project
- Personal study
- Family devotions
- Homeschool Bible Curriculum
- Sunday School
- Youth Group
- And More!
Along with FREE videos, The Bible Project provides FREE materials which you can download from their website. There are over 40 graphic/informational posters that you can download for FREE, and so far, you can download 9 different study guides. If you are looking for a Bible reading plan, The Bible Project provides that, too.
How I’m Using The Bible Project
These videos have truly added to the depth of my understanding of the Bible. I’ve been watching these videos off and on during my own personal time, even playing them while I harvest basil seeds or put on makeup.
I plan on using The Bible Project in my homeschool for the next school year. Meanwhile, as I continue to watch videos on my own,
I will spend time downloading extra resources and planning how we will go about our study. Because my kids and I recently finished our quest to read through the Bible, I may start out with a study on the themes of the Bible.
I encourage you to check out The Bible Project! I hope you like the videos as much as I have. I’d love to know what you think! If you get a chance, let me know in the comments. 🙂
(Not The Bible Project logo – photo from pixabay)
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