Joey G And The BHV Hip Hop Posse - Bible Hits Video

Saturday 1st February 1997
Joey G And The BHV Hip Hop Posse - Bible Hits Video


STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Integrity 09193
FORMAT: VHS video Album
RRP: £8.00

Reviewed by Joanna Thomas

Talk about complicating the Bible, so much information both audio and visual to get your head around. The formation is one of rapid fire, experimental imagery, with both adults and children dressed up theatrically, miming to American rap. The presenter, who I presume is Joey Gautier, really won through with his appealing manner, but so much potential was sadly crowded out by superfluous camera action. Funnily, my nine year old daughter commented, "He's not very good at holding the camera!" Thankfully we weren't sea sick. We also were just a little troubled by the Alien concept. Do we as Christians really believe God bothers to get involved in our zapping of UFOs? Much interpreting is needed for a child's confused brain. If only it was all rooted in a bit of reality, which is after all what makes something credible. I personally think there was enough powerful material to carry many little ones closer to a relationship with God. My tribe unfortunately were left bewildered by the jumble and thought it was over the top. If you are looking for a video to plonk the unchurched tribe in front of and expect them to get the hang of the Christian bit, I'm afraid they may get sadly lost amidst the fantasy in this particular one. However, it may be an excellent resource to widen their horizons, but be prepared for some pretty weird copycat dressing up.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Debi Jones in Bridgeton, NJ @ 23:58 on Nov 11 2015

Looking for the Double Dose of Joeygee & the BHV crew bible hits video. mine broke and my Grand children were heart broken.

Posted by JoeyG in Texas @ 14:20 on Jan 2 2012

Here is the link to the official BHV web updated with some interesting updates and profiles of the "where are they now" type of info.

Reply by JoeyG in Hollywood, CA @ 19:41 on Feb 13 2013

Sorry, this is the new BHV FAN PAGE LINK:

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Reply by Cheyenne in Atlanta, Georgia @ 01:25 on Aug 21 2012

Is there another place to look up the "where are they now" things because that link didn't work. The bhv songs were literally the best sounding and most catchy christian songs I know of!!

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Posted by jay in Pennsylvania @ 02:30 on Oct 1 2010

I as a teen remember all of the songs to Joey G.Now that i have grown stronger in my faith, i realize that those songs were a fun way of hiding Gods word in my heart at a young age. Even though i didn't understand them at that time, I see how they are a blessing now. Can't remember any other christian songs from that time in my life like i can remember Joey G songs. The songs and videos weren't so much about clearly communicating the message, but more so to get the word of God into kids hearts in a way that they would be attracted to. I thank God for all of those old songs that continually remind me of his love for me.

Posted by Eric Stark in Seattle, WA @ 22:58 on Mar 29 2009

Wildly creative, relevant, thoroughly Bible-based, and way ahead of its time, Joey G and the BHV communicated the Gospel in a way that engaged a media-savvy generation.

I've been doing Children's Ministry for over 17 years and have yet to find anything else like it. My two oldest children (now adults) still know all the words, and I still use Joey G songs in our Children's worship time.

Alas, I'm afraid it was too hip for the inwardly-focused Christian market. That's a shame, because as with so much Christian media today, it just doesn't reach those who need the Gospel the most.

Especially in our post-Christian, post-literate culture, we need more Joey Gs willing to risk the disapproval of good Christian folks to reach a new generation with the love of Jesus Christ.

Reply by Gabriella Simpkins in Albany Oregon USA @ 23:18 on Apr 16 2009

I purchased this VHS tape at a Teen Challenge Thrift shop and hoped it was worth a buck. My 3 yr old loves it and asks for "BHV!" every morning. It gets our house hold moving and makes us not take ourselves so seriously. Well, at least it does that for me. I am a homeschooling mom and evangelical Christian. I wish there were more hip hop, not over the top beats for me to enjoy now that I love Christ Jesus. This tape just makes me smile, 1994 was fun music for me, but not Godly. The work they did with this video makes it a glory to the Lord. May He continue to be magnified!

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