Archive for October 20th, 2009
|Radio Theatre: The Screwtape Letters (audio-drama on CD with DVD Documentary)
By C.S. Lewis / Tyndale House
Wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis’s masterpiece is one of the most engaging accounts of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. In this audio dramatization, original music and a full cast bring the correspondence of the worldly wise demon Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood to life. Includes 10 new songs inspired by the classic book, four behind-the-scenes video documentary featurettes and a 5.1 surround sound mix. Four CDs, approx. 4 hours total.
I am a big fan of Radio Theater: The Screwtape Letters audio-drama. If you are at all familiar with the works of Author CS Lewis, there is no doubt in my mind you’ll really enjoy this drama.
Screw Tape Letters is a series that was written to shed light on spiritual warfare in showing how easily people can be led astray from God. And though this series was written over sixty years ago, much if not all that is mentioned can be applied to our lives today.
The actors did an excellent job in placing you in the lives of the characters, the effects and noises were top quality, and the music was quite fitting in every scene. The sheer quality of it all really kept me hooked once I started listening.
Note that you may not want to listen to this with little ones around. There can be some frightening situations and sounds thus there is a warning that it is for ages 12 and up on the packaging.
I’m a fan of seeing how things likes films were created so after I had finished listening, I found myself captivated by the behind-the-scenes video documentaries on the bonus DVD that was included.
I believe that everyone would benefit from listening to Radio Theater: The Screwtape Letters audio-drama. 5 Stars and props from me to Focus on the Family for putting this great series together into such a eye opening and convicting audio drama!
Disclaimer: I was given a Radio Theatre: The Screwtape Letters (audio-drama on CD with DVD Documentary) to review from Tyndale. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.
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Eebee’s adventures are designed to engage you and your baby with rich play experiences that provide powerful lessons that memorizing letters, numbers, colors and shapes simply can and do not.
Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps.
We know that when your child is playing, she is actively trying to figure things out about objects and people—why did that ball roll and the block slide? How did he do that? Why did that happen?… The questions, theories and solutions just continue to evolve as your child develops and masters a myriad of critical physical, social and intellectual skills—playing and learning about how the world works and he works in it.
Every parent can recount a time when their infant headed straight for that curtain to give it a pull; or happily opted to tear the wrapping paper rather then engage with the gift; or tried and tried to get the round peg into the square hole; or simply offered you whatever was in their hand.
Every baby learns by doing.
The good people over at Eebee’s Adventures site sent my daughter and I three DVD’s (Exploring Real Stuff, All in a Day’s Play, and Figuring Things Out) and an Eebee Hand puppet for review.
Each of the Eebee Adventures DVD ‘s contain three ten minute sections of Eebee and his friends exploring and trying out new things like turning on and off lights, tearing paper, playing peek a boo, and climbing up blocks. The fact that I can pop it in my DVD player and it auto starts is a great feature too!
My daughter has a lot of fun watching Eebee though she is 16.5 months old and has already learned all the skills taught in these videos. She still enjoys watching Eebee and the other babies, singing along,and dancing to the music! I’m including a video I took of my daughter watching Eebee. As you can see she’s pretty excited and keeps saying Eebee over and over again! I also have the Eebee theme song stuck in my head, such a catchy tune!
I really like the fact that Eebee’s Adventures encourages time with parents to interact with their children. I couldn’t agree more with the fact that this is one of the best designed DVD series out there to engage you and your baby. Many of Eebee’s products have even received Parents’ Choice Awards!
Eebee adventures also has many other products available that promote parent and child interaction such as books and play gift sets.
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