And the winner chosen by Random.org is…Stephanie! Thank you to all who participated! Remember, the Easter DVD is on sale for $4.99 & Free shipping when you follow the ad at the top of the sidebar and use the code RISEN. That’s a deal that can fill a lot of Easter baskets!
Many of you have read my post about the “Pros & Cons of Educational Videos.” (and the history movies Dr. J quotes all the time) If you haven’t, you should go read it. I compiled a great list, if I do say so myself!
Well, I was so impressed with the DVDs I wrote about, that I contacted NEST Entertainment and asked if they’d be interested in doing a giveaway on Many Hats Mommy. I told them how my boys became addicts of their series, and they were delighted to offer you, my readers, a giveaway! That’s right! A FREE DVD for your kiddos! You’ll find all the details for the contest below the review, so read on!
First, I have to tell you what arrived here yesterday. Yes, that’s right! It came yesterday and I’m already writing the review! The boys begged to watch the DVD immediately, so we came in, grabbed a snack, opened the cellophane, and popped it in! Voila! Our own private viewing of He is Risen, an interactive DVD by NEST!
Of course the boys loved the fantastic animation, and we watched the English version. If you know Spanish, you could watch the movie in Spanish as well. Dr. J sat mesmerized as he watched Jesus’ friends waiting at the foot of the cross. The depiction of the earthquake after Jesus died made me pause, as I think that is sometimes glossed over.
Meatball kept asking, “Where’s Jesus?” as he waited for Jesus to come back to life after being placed in Joseph of Arimethea’s tomb. The greed of soldiers and men in power drew the boys into the story even more. Dr. J started to make connections as he watched the disciples discuss things they had heard Jesus say, and then begin writing them down.
The story is so well done, that I actually teared up a couple times, thinking about what Jesus went through for us, and how the disciples and his other friends must have felt. As a parent I appreciate the way NEST followed the Biblical narrative and took poetic license only a few times, with things that are not spelled out in Scripture. If you like, you can turn on the Bible reference subtitles and find the passages in the Bible as scenes unfold.
When we were done watching the beautiful ending, with Jesus ascended into heaven and angelic music playing, Dr. J immediately asked to “do the quiz,” one of his favorite things about the NEST interactive movies. There are three quiz levels to choose from, and if you don’t know the answer, you can watch the bit from the movie that shows the answer, or click on a Bible icon to read the Bible passage that contains the answer. You can even choose between King James or New International versions!
Now, here’s the fantastic part! This DVD retails for $29.95, but NEST is currently running a special for Easter shopping. If you use the coupon code RISEN, you can purchase your own copy, and some to fill Easter baskets, for only
$5.99 and reduced shipping! $4.99 and FREE SHIPPING! For this deal, use the ad in the sidebar and remember to use the code RISEN.
Now, the friendly folks over at NEST have offered a giveaway, and YOU get to help choose your prize! So, get ready to enter. Readers in US and Canada may enter. Giveaway starts now and ends Friday night, April 1. Winner announced Saturday, April 2! The first entry is mandatory. The sharing entries you may do once per day. Leave a comment for each entry, please.
1. Click on the image above to connect to the DVD section of NEST’s website. Want to add a Bible story to your collection? Desire to show your child a courageous historical hero? Poke around and pick out two or three videos that you would like to win. Come back and leave a comment with your titles. (MANDATORY)
2. Subscribe to Many Hats Mommy posts via email. The subscription box is at the top right. Leave a comment saying you subscribed, or you already subscribed. If you add Many Hats Mommy to your Google Reader, or other reader, leave a comment for that counts instead of an email subscription. I know there’s at least one of you out there already! (One entry)
3. Tweet about this contest. Leave a comment. (Daily option)
4. Share on Facebook. Leave a comment. (Daily option)
Thanks for entering! I can’t wait to see who wins a fabulous video!
The He is Risen DVD was sent to me by NEST Entertainment for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.