Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hermie & Friends: Who is in Charge Anyway? (review)

I sat down with Moose to watch "Hermie & Friends: Who is in Charge Anyway?" DVD. Not sure if you're familiar with Hermie but he is Max Lucado's brain child. A way to bring the love of God to children. There are books and movies - we also have a growth chart. Very simple and cute idea.

Anyway, so this DVD was "Who is in Charge Anyway?" and focused on Freddie the Flea. He talks to God after overhearing a couple of little girl ladybugs ask their mom what's so special about Freddie. They talk about other insects and creatures with great talents and attributes, but come up short with compliments when it comes to fleas.

God reassures Freddie that He made him (Freddie) special, just like He made everyone else special. God shows Freddie that others are only who they were because God made them that way - even small fleas.

What a pick-me-up kind of movie. I think that even as adults, we sometimes feel that we aren't as special or talented as so-and-so. We all need a good reminder that God made us with special talents and attributes all for His greater purpose.

This is a wonderful spiritual message given to young ones by characters that are lovable and godly. 

My only problem with this DVD has nothing to do with the quality of message, but when you turn on the subtitles (yes, we watch tv with subtitles) it says a frog says "crock" rather than "croak." So not a big deal if you don't use subtitles and only slightly irritating if you do. Oh, it would also be helpful to be familiar with other DVDs in this series because of the flashbacks, but not necessary.

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1 comment:

Rachel said...

We love Hermie around here!

And I am totally cracking up (crocking up?!?) because I have to watch with the subtitles because I'm deaf... and I see these kinds of typos ALL.THE.TIME! Some are quite humorous, and others are just simply puzzling!

Thanks for the review - we will check it out! :)

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