Sunday School Favorites - Sunday School Favorites

Saturday 1st February 1997
Sunday School Favorites - Sunday School Favorites


STYLE: Childrens
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Word 8015298695
FORMAT: VHS video Music video
RRP: £1.02

Reviewed by Jonathan Evans

This video contains a selection of songs taken from the Sunday School Favorites cassettes. (See elsewhere in this issue for a review of them.) "A colorful group of happy kids go for a day of fun in God's beautiful kingdom." The settings are indeed beautiful, but didn't relate to everyday experience, and (for example) singing "Kum Bay Yah" with an up tempo dance routine seemed out of place. Technically, it's fine (apart from some naff miming) but it lacks imagination and is very, very American in style. (Lots of fixed grins and artificial dialogue.) When you transfer from audio tape to video, you immediately create a context for the songs and although the songs themselves may be okay, no care has been taken to put them in a meaningful context. Shots of happy smiling children, in a nice setting do not necessarily add to the songs. In my opinion, although this video may teach some songs, it does little to teach them anything about what it means to be a worshipper of God.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Zaria in Minneapolis, MN @ 22:17 on Apr 18 2020

nobody has ever posted a full vhs video of it on youtube, i know that video but i haven't seen it since, i just want to download it.

Posted by sk in usa @ 02:14 on Dec 28 2006

i have been trying to find this video for so long and i hope your talking about the one that i want. Are the kids Bradley, allie, holly, mathew etc? i only have the back of the case for it but lost the movie. pleasae let me know if this is the one. thanks

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