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New Breakthrough Makes Kids Ecstatic over Learning about Jesus and the Gospel
Radically new product makes learning the Gospel not just fun but irresistible for children 4 to 11. It is called “The Living Gospel" interactive CD-ROM, an incredibly effective new way to evangelize.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA---“My students now beg me to learn about Jesus and the Gospel!” says Fran Dornan, a local elementary school teacher. “My son won’t sit still for five minutes, but he stayed glued to this for an hour and a half,” exclaims Tom Ayral, a Los Angeles executive. “My grandson deserted his model railroad—his favorite pastime!” reports Pat Homan, a ministry leader from Ohio.
Raves like these are greeting a radically new product that makes learning the Gospel not just fun but irresistible for children 4 to 11. It is called “The Living Gospel” —an animated “interactive storybook” CD-ROM about the life of Jesus.
A completely new way to evangelize
“‘The Living Gospel’ isn’t just another Bible product,” explains Fernando Uribe, the program‘s creator. “It’s a totally new category—a completely new way to evangelize. Beyond having children passively reading, watching or listening, ‘The Living Gospel’ takes them back to Jesus’ time and turns them into active participants—they ‘live’ the Gospel. This interactive journey of discovery engages kids into learning better, deeper, and faster. What’s more, they become fascinated by the Gospel message and its life-altering power.”
Designed for all branches of Christianity, the new CD-ROM (for Windows only) contains 11 interactive chapters that combine all four Gospels and cover the main events in the life of Jesus. It begins with the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary and ends with Jesus’ return to Heaven. A stirring epilogue states that “the adventure that Jesus started 2,000 years ago, lives on today.”
Each chapter begins with written and spoken narration accompanied by music and an animated sequence. When the animation stops, children can “click” on the different characters, objects and places on the screen to travel deeper and deeper into the story. Scores of hidden surprises come alive when kids click on them—it really is ‘The Living Gospel.’ Plus, a talking dictionary explains Bible terms, personalities and events. There’s even a Bible verse finder.
During a recent family ministry event that packed the Los Angeles Sports Arena, scores of kids eagerly awaited their turn to play with “The Living Gospel” and one of its most popular features: an interactive game called “Loaves & Fishes.” In it, children get to help the disciples give out the loaves and fishes that Jesus miraculously multiplied.
What gives kids so much fun is that the people on the screen keep changing places, so it’s a challenge to find the right person to feed. “In contrast to many computer games where kids spend hours killing people for ‘entertainment’,” Uribe points out, “‘The Living Gospel’ has kids helping Jesus feed the hungry. Imagine the implications.”
“Most children enjoying it,” Uribe states, “will soon know and love the Gospel better than the typical adult does. Best of all, their love for Jesus will grow and deepen, too. It’s every parent’s dream.”
Reaching kids where they live: on their computers
Uribe, also the Founder and CEO of newly formed Tercium Entertainment, the product’s publisher, is the father of two girls and two boys. He brings a background in computers, music and award-winning Christian animated videos for children to “The Living Gospel.” “If you want to reach today’s kids,” he insists, “you have to go where they live—on their computers. That’s where kids learn today. Now parents, grandparents, clergy, teachers, homeschoolers and missionaries can transmit their faith to children through their computers, and give them endless fun as well.”
“The Living Gospel” gives children other benefits, Uribe states: “Their reading and vocabulary improve, and they pick up new computer skills.” They can even start learning another language, because ‘The Living Gospel’ comes in both English and Spanish, on the same disk—a big plus for missionaries.
It took Uribe and his team seven years to develop “The Living Gospel.” When asked whether he sees a Biblical connection to that number, Uribe smiles: “At times the task did feel like a challenge of Biblical proportions. But it’s been a lot of fun, too.” Based on the amazing response that his new product is already generating, the success of the “The Living Gospel” could very well be of Biblical magnitude. And amid all the fun, children will be the biggest beneficiaries.
Tercium Entertainment, LLC is a Southern California-based publisher of children’s products. Its first release, “The Living Gospel”, was produced by Pluribus Media, a marketing consulting and media production firm based in Westlake Village, California. For more information (also available in Spanish), visit Tercium Entertainment's website at: www.tercium.com, or contact them at (805) 777-4812.
IMPORTANT: Two easy ways to learn more about "The Living Gospel" or to buy it: 1) Visit it's publisher's Website at: www.Tercium.com
2) Call toll-free: 1-800-717-1237. (They even offer free shipping, to anywhere in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.