Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Theo Presents


Since starting to review products on my blog, I've had the opportunity to check out all kinds of neat things I simply never would have discovered on my own.

Theo Presents, a cartoon guiding children and adults through systematic theology, is certainly one of those things -- something I never would have discovered on my own.

Theo Presents is the dream of Michael Joens. He created the character of Theo back in 1978... but it wasn't until NOW that everything fell into place for Theo Presents to be produced. Meanwhile, Mike worked on all kinds of cartooning... from Fraggle Rock and My Little Pony to McGee and Me and Adventures in Odyssey.

The first episode - Saving Faith - is being released this week, and that is what we had the opportunity to preview. The main idea presented is that we can have faith in all kinds of things, but the value lies in having faith in something -- someone -- worthy.

The quality of the animation was excellent, and the characters were endearing. It held the interest of everyone. I only wish I had brewed up some tea (with the enclosed tea bag) and made cookies...

I enjoyed the parent guide that is available on the website. This guide gives some suggestions for questions to discuss and some activities to do. I'm also liking the opportunity to purchase this as a download instead of as a DVD.

The great part? I get to give away not one, but TWO copies of this DVD. This would be amazing for use within your family... or donated to a church library or Sunday School. There is even a church curriculum available from LifeWay Christian Stores. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me who would use this if you win.

For additional entries, you can do any or all of the following, leaving a comment for each:
  • Like Theo Presents on Facebook. Leave them a comment telling them that I sent you for an additional entry.
  • Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect.
  • Comment on another post of mine (not a giveaway)
I will be drawing winners in a week... with the giveaway ending at midnight Mountain Time next Saturday, 9/17. I will make a reasonable attempt to contact the winners, but reserve the right to redraw if I am unable to get shipping information. Random.org will be used to choose the winners. After the first drawing, I will eliminate all entries from winner #1 and then draw a second winner.

Giveaway has ended!  Winners were posted here.



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.

60 comments:

Lauren said...

very cool sounding DVD! the whole fam plus kids at church could watch ours

nickandkatherine said...

Following Theo Presents on facebook. Can I enter in the UK?

nickandkatherine said...

I said Hi on the Theo Presents facebook page

nickandkatherine said...

Following your blog with GFC as nickandkatherine

nickandkatherine said...

I said Hi on the Theo Presents facebook page

nickandkatherine said...

Following your blog with GFC

nickandkatherine said...

I commented on the 'Shopping Alone' post

Erin said...

I'm excited to be introduced to this series. I would love for my kids to be able to see it!

erinb1 at aol dot com

Trishe said...

We would love to watch this with the children. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

mysteryhistorymom said...

My girls would both enjoy watching this! Thanks for the giveaway!:) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

mysteryhistorymom said...

I liked Theo on facebook.:) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

mysteryhistorymom said...

I am a follower of your blog!:) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

Cristi said...

I'd watch the video with Lauren and then share with her friends from church too.

Cristi said...

I liked Theo on FB.

Cristi said...

I follow you with GFC.

Athena said...

My son would enjoy this!
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Athena said...

I already follow you via GFC!
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Heather said...

I liked Theo on fb!

Heather said...

I told Theo on fb u sent me!

Heather said...

I follow you on GFC!

Debbie said...

My daughter would enjoy this!

Debbie said...

I follow you on GFC.

Sarah said...

If I won I'd use it first for my children and then for our AWANA group.

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Sarah said...

I like THEO on FB

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Sarah said...

I follow on GFC

Modest Mama said...

I follow on GFC!

Noteable Scraps said...

I follow you on GFC. Would love to be in your drawing! :)

swt_angel_79 said...

If we win, my children will be the one's using this and I'm sure they will absolutely LOVE it! :)

swt_angel_79 said...

I like Theo on FB

swt_angel_79 said...

I follow on GFC

swt_angel_79 said...

I commented on your Read Aloud post (what a great idea that is!) :)

Crib Couture said...

My children and I would use this together. cribcouture@yahoo.com

Crib Couture said...

followed you on gfc, cribcouture@yahoo.com

Crib Couture said...

liked theo on fb-jessie taylor goodwin, cribcouture@yahoo.com

Amy W. said...

I would donate this to my church library. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Chloe said...

I would use this for my daughter.

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Karrieann said...

I would give the DVDs to my granddaughters

Karrieann said...

...already like Theo on FB

Karrieann said...

...follower

Wendy said...

This would be a great DVD to add to my collection! I am studying to be a kindergarten teacher and am also a sunday school teacher so this would be used very much besides inside my home! Great giveaway!

Mami Libélula said...

I would keep it for my family!
mamilibelula at gmail dot com

Nikki Cole said...

I would to love to win this for my Daughter

Nicole22654@yahoo.com

debijackson said...

this would be for ollie
debbie jackson
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debijackson said...

fblike them as
debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

debijackson said...

new gfc follow as debijackson
debbie jackson
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Laurie said...

we would watch it in the church preschool class

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Laurie said...

follow on GFC

laurie1993@verizon.net

Laurie said...

Like Theo Presents on Facebook

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Laurie said...

left a comment on their FB
wall

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Dana said...

I would share this with my sis n law for use at her Church. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I LIKE Theo Presents on Facebook as Dana Denay. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I follow via GFC as Dana Matthews. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Leigh said...

I'd love to win this. My 5 and 8 year old would use this as part of our Worldview & Bible curriculum.

clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Leigh said...

I like Theo Presents on FB and left a comment that you sent me.
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Leigh said...

I follow you via GFC
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Leigh said...

I commented on the review of Body of Evidence.
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

I would use this for my kids and give one away. Thanks!
mrshud at cox dot net

Stephanie said...

I like Theo Presents on FB (Stephanie B.H.)
mrshud at cox dot net

Stephanie said...

I told Theo Presents on FB that you sent me (Stephanie B.H.)
mrshud at cox dot net

Stephanie said...

GFC follower (Stephanie)
mrshud at cox dot net