Young Abraham

DVD Release: April 1, 2011
Young Abraham
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Synopsis

Nimrod’s Kingdom is about to face its greatest challenger in a young boy named Abraham. While little is known of Abraham’s childhood in the Bible, the Israelite Midrash presents a mighty tale of this courageous boy who stands toe to toe against the most powerful ruler of the ancient world.

From the ancient city of Ur to the lush hills of Canaan, Abraham’s journey is filled with adventure, danger, and plenty of laughs, while inspiring your faith.

Dove Review

This is a remarkable DVD! The CGI animation is awesome and the story of young Abraham, based on the Midrash, is a rare story indeed. We learn how Abram dealt with King Nimrod and idolatry in Ur, and how he detested idols. The program has some cute and humorous moments too such as when young Abram smashes some idols and an older man becomes hysterical over it. Still, young Abram makes his point about the uselessness of these idols and how that the old man and the people need to seek the one true God and creator. The DVD concludes with Abram joining up with Sarai before he marries her and points the viewer to Genesis chapter eleven in the Bible for further reading.

Some slapstick humor is featured in this program with a buddy slapping his friend in the head and there is a brief sword fight shown with no blood. Due to the strong statement against idols and the nicely told story, we are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this DVD for all ages. This is a great tool for teachers to use to portray the story of a young Abraham to students. We award the DVD five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A woman grabs a man by the ring in his ear; a comment by a character which is, "I want the little bugger dead"; a sword fight but blood is not seen; men hold spears on a character; people want a character to be thrown into the fire but they soon change; a character is cast into the fire but protected by God.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A king refers to himself as God; people bow to a new faith hero but he directs them to only bow to and to worship God; a few people believe in the stars revealing the future; one character refers to the "invisible God nonsense"; idolatry is a problem with many and there is a shop of idols but Abram teaches people the truth about God and to let go of the idols.

Info

Company: Bible Kids Club
Writer: Jacob Potashnik and Ron Mezey
Director: Todd Shaffer and Ron Mezey
Producer: Oliver Cohen, Moshe Dayan and Sydney Elhadad
Genre: Children
Runtime: 50 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter