Friday, March 25, 2011

Product Review: Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection

Volume 3 of the Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection is a delightful collection with three complete DVDs:

Buzby and the Grumblebees—it’s about bee-having.

Haily & Bailey's Silly Fight—it’s about getting along.

Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray—it's about prayer.

These stories are truly engaging for both adults and children alike, with plenty of opportunities for great discussion on some of the learning principles a child can learn from.

I watched all three movies with my kids. Out of the three movies, I like Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray, the most. It is about this praying mantis named Milo, who inherited a four-generation snack shack from his great-grandfather. He was an ever bust mantis and he was very proud of the legacy he inherited. Due to a sudden wind storm one day, the entire snack shack was blown away. Being the ever Type A personality kind of guy, he wanted to quickly get back to action to rebuild his business. But when Wormie and Hermie suggested to him that he should slow down and pray, that caught him by surprise. He was a praying mantis who does not know how to pray!

He asked questions like how much does it cost to pray? How much time does it take to pray?

He expressed his concerns about prayers which probably many of us can identify with.
God must be a very busy executive and therefore he should pray as fast as he can, and send God with "shopping list as much as he wanted" OR

God must be a very intelligent person, and therefore, to speak at a level that is acceptable to him, we must use certain fancy words, praying in a certain posture. OR

God must be too important person and in order to get God's attention, he must do something.

Milo also expected God to answer his prayers the way he wanted, whenever he wanted. Wrong! God answers according to His own timing, with the answer He thinks is the best - and that answer can either be yes, no or wait.

Furthermore, Milo kept looking for answers to his prayers in everywhere else when God has already answered his prayers in the form of the companionship and help from his close friends.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received these DVDs free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”

Milo, The Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray

Buzby And The Grumble Bees

Hailey and Bailey's Silly Fight Part 1/3

Hailey and Bailey's Silly Fight Part 2/3

Hailey and Bailey's Silly Fight Part 3/3

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