John Hardwick - Bible Bop Workshop

Published Friday 3rd July 2009
John Hardwick - Bible Bop Workshop
John Hardwick - Bible Bop Workshop

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 55163-15256
LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD2927
RELEASE DATE: 2009-01-30
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Sanctified children's aerobics anyone? John has written some great children's songs - plenty of rhythm and easily memorable words - and this most recent album (with accompanying DVD) continues that tradition. Here we have a set of 10 songs, all based on Bible verses, just right for pre-teen and primary school-aged children. Most of the Bible verses are taken from the Psalms, but there are a few other verses thrown into the mix for good measure. The tunes are catchy, particularly on the three medleys (the opening "Happy Medley", "The Word Of The Lord Medley" and the closing "The Love Medley") and there are downloadable lyric sheets and guitar chords to help you share the songs with the eager young kids at your Sunday Club. The album really does what it says on the tin, because along with the Bible-based lyrics and boppy tunes there is a workshop that you can follow on the accompanying DVD to help you learn the actions and dance moves. Accompanied by a bunch of youngsters (some of whom, unfortunately, look as if they wish they were somewhere else), John Hardwick and his assistants enliven the songs still further with simple dance moves. The CD cover invites us to "have fun, burn off loads of calories and learn Bible verses all at the same time." Sounds like a good idea - and this album will certainly help in that.

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Product Description
Bible Bop Workshop is all about a real mixture of enthusiastic people of all ages jumping and dancing around, having fun, burning off loads of calories and learning Bible verses all at the same time. Why not introduce a Biblebopworkshop or have a Bible Bopping time in your church. John Hardwick is a bit like a modern day jester as he 'juggles and sings and tells stories for his King'. He is based in the UK and travels widely leading 'Cool & Crazy' praise parties, family/all-age celebrations and Biblebop Workshops. He is also the author of more than 10 books and produces DVDs and CDs of his songs.

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