Filmstrips are still widely used and are an effective Christian education tool. A number of producers have recent offerings we can recommend.
Contemporary Drama Service (Box 457, Downers Grove, Ill. 60515) has two delightful programs for elementary children, We Know About You, Jesus, and Let’s Make Up. The art work and narration for the former were done by children themselves. Their quality is good and they show what local churches can do in producing filmstrips and cassettes.
Four productions by Ikonographics (Box 4454, Louisville, Ky. 40204) are best suited for older children. One is an addition to the “Folksville Series.” It covers the subjects of death, Sunday worship, fairness, and determination. It closes with relevant Scripture. Ikonographics also produce the fine series, “Good News of Jesus Christ.” These ten filmstrips tell the major incidents in the life of Christ. Moving exhortations and music are attractive features.
Traditional art is used in the Old Testament filmstrip series produced by the Daughters of Saint Paul (50 St. Paul’s Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02130), a religious order that serves the church through communications media. Each filmstrip is approximately 15 minutes long. Three of them are on the Apocrypha.
For children in seventh grade and up, the two parts of Looking for the Kingdom (Thomas S. Klise Company, Box 3418, Peoria, Ill. 61614) explain the ministry of Jesus, particularly the meaning of his parables of the kingdom. These filmstrips include an invitation to respond to the gospel.
Seventh-graders and older also are the best audience for three new filmstrips by Alba House Communications (Canfield, Ohio 44406). The Man Who Brought Happiness is the parable of the talents in a modern setting. Bread is ...1
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