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Dancing with Jesus - a Review
In Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven. It says that there is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. When the time to dance comes around, it is time to use this book.
Sam Stall is the author of this of this book that combines events in the Bible with ridiculous dance moves. Each dance has easy-to-follow instructions. Included are dances such as The Temptation Tango, The Temple Slam, The Carpenter Clog, and The John the Baptist Bop. In all, there are a total of twelve routines you can learn or teach to those learning about the life of Christ.
When you first see the book, you might believe that it is for children. Iím sure young people would enjoy it too, but it is for people of all ages. The book has a lenticular cover. If you move it around, you can actually see Jesus dancing.
Does the Bible ever talk about Jesus dancing? No, it doesnít, but Iím pretty sure that Jesus did dance. I donít know if he ever performed any of the dances talked about in this hilarious book, but even if he didnít, they were inspired by his life and teachings.
Sunday School teachers who have a sense of humor and who arenít afraid to use unconventional methods of teaching could even use this book to teach young people about the life and works of Christ. I know the Sunday School teacher I had when I was a little girl would have loved to use this as a teaching aid.
From The Water Walk, they would learn about the time Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee to save Peter, the only disciple brave enough to step out of the boat and walk across the water to meet his Master. This worked until Peter took his eyes off Jesus, then began to sink. Dance across the water the same way Jesus probably did to save Peter before he drowns.
Now, in the book there is a bit of a mistake in the above lesson, one that I overlooked until I went back through the book to finish writing out this review. The author accidentally used the name Paul instead of the name Peter, a mistake that any good Sunday School teacher could easily correct.
Any young person would enjoy learning about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead while learning how to perform The Lazarus Lurch Who could resist going to Sunday School to learn how to dance like a newly resurrected man emerging from his grave?
When Easter time approaches, instead of teaching kids about Easter bunnies who bring eggs, teach them about about the last dinner Jesus had with his disciples in The Last Supper Stomp. Immediately following that, time to teach how Judas betrayed Jesus by in The Judas Hustle. Next would come The Pilate Shuffle, the dance that would teach them about one of the most indecisive characters in the Bible. The teaching would end with The Ascension Swing as Jesus ascends into heaven.
Those are six examples of dances in this wonderful little book, which was sent to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. If you would like to purchase your own copy of this humorous book, I have provided an Amazon link below.
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