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Barney's Manners [Import]
Barney's Manners [Import]
VHS
3 used & new from CDN$ 18.80

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Rollicking Time!!, July 12 2004
Like the previous reviewer, I have twin daughters, and they just love this Barney video, what with its great songs and dances. And the "Please and Thank You" song is terrific. If you'd like to see Barney at his "Jerry Lee Lewis" best, you need to see him work out on the keys in this "Best Manners."
There are other songs, too, and they're all done very well and appropriate for children. The kids in the video are so good and well mannered - a wonderful role model for kids today.
Highly recommended!!!

Barneys Great Adv.
Barneys Great Adv.
VHS
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Much Different Movie!!, July 7 2004
This review is from: Barneys Great Adv. (VHS Tape)
Unlike other Barney videos, this one is a full length feature film, and it features the Purple Dinosaur galavanting around on Grampa's Farm (although the song is not in the movie). There are many elements of this film, including three children who have never been in any other video, which is refreshing.
There is a subplot whereby the young boy has to be convinced that he has an imagination and to use it is virtuous and rewarding. Then there is the appearance of the "magic egg"and what treasure it holds.
Probably the most interesting song in the film was Barney doing his best "Mel Torme"-type rendition if "If all the Raindrops were Gumdrops," and all the patrons joining in on the fun. Then there is B.J. and Baby Bop who make appearances and a few familiar songs.
This video was a little too mature for my two year old twin toddler girls, who love Barney, and maybe as they get older, they might like it. But I've been watching Barney for awhile, and I found some remote interest in this film. I understand that it's not a film for adults, but on its merits, I wouldn't recommend it for the little tykes. It's a little too grown-up for them, and I don't believe what the marketing said that it's the best family movie ever made. That's just not true.
This movie is okay, but it's not your regular Barney video!

The Embarrassed Believer
The Embarrassed Believer
by Hugh Hewitt
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Intelligent Plea!!!, July 6 2004
Hugh Hewitt has written a book which is both provocative and challenging to Christian believers in the U.S., who are most likely influenced by what he calls the "elite media," and he urges them to counteract this influence with truth, salt, and light. Not one to merely criticize, he uses his own life as an example, especially in very candid and frank moments of weakness, and he shares these insights with the reader with a great deal of grace.
This is an excellent read, and highly recommended for those who want to examine how they can impact their culture for Christ.

Barney Dino Dancin  Tunes
Barney Dino Dancin Tunes
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Barney winner!!!, June 14 2004
In this episode, we fine Barney receiving the gift of a jukebox which magically transports him back to the moments of great pleasure, with memories of songs and children which suddenly come to life. Of course he has to put in a little circle with a picture of a farm ("Down on Grampa's Farm") or Mother Goose, or Baby Bop ("Baby Hop Bop") and the like, and it's almost like a musical storybook or memory book.
My toddler girls loved it and wanted it continue. They cried when it ended, which attests to their love of not only Barney, but all the favorite music and scenes they've come to love.
Highly recommended!!!

Religious Apartheid
Religious Apartheid
by John W. Whitehead
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Study on Secularism!!!, June 14 2004
This review is from: Religious Apartheid (Paperback)
John Whitehead has numerous and significant credentials. He has been a prominent constitutional attorney and fellow at the Rutherford Institute, which is an organization which pursues freedom of the individual against the encroachment of big government.
What John Whitehead has done in this book is spell out the problems which have plagued the church, such as its reluctance to get involved with the world and the nation at large, and to cry retreat and hope things will get better. Mr.Whitehead has called on Christians of all faiths and stripes to "get involved" and to recognize the forces which are present in our society which are undermining our freedoms and families.
It is interesting to note that the book was written about 10 years ago, and in one chapter concerning the homosexual onslaught, he notes that (in 1994) no state had yet legalized "gay marriage." He did state that if the course was not altered, these kinds of relationships would take place. He has prophesied accordingly.
This is a phenomenal book, and it covers every aspect of our society, from government to entertainment to books to behavior to education to activism. It was also compelling and very hard to put down once the book was opened. It is also a highly recommended read for the thoughtful person.

The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party
The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party
by Scott Lively
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Reading!!!, June 14 2004
When you open the pages of this book, you need to prepare yourself for the truth, and not merely the truth of the authors, because they quote a vast army of literature which supports their thesis that homosexuals were a prominent group which controlled the policies and politics of the Third Reich. The authors also put to rest the fantasy that homosexuals were a persecuted minority in Nazi Germany, much like the Jews, however, history has proved this to be incorrect, as there was a dichotomy in Nazi Germany between the "Butches" and "Femmes," and if there was any persecution going on in the prisons of Nazi Germany, it was homosexual against homosexual. As the war was coming to an end, more than 85% of European Jewry were being annihilated, and this far exceeds what the Revisionist historians try to persuade us to believe.
Also, it is evident that Adolf Hitler surrounded himself with homosexuals at the highest levels, and his public pronouncements against homosexuality starkly differed from the actual practice. The authors contend that this movement, along with the occultic and other arcane philosophies, especially of Nietzche and other anti-Christian forces, helped the homosexuals gain power in Germany. Then there were the liberal forces inside the churches who successfully minimized the Christian church, and which was later used by Hitler for his own deviant purposes.
If there is one theory which clearly is evident, it is what the authors refer to as a "homosexualist," and that is an individual or groups of individuals, or politician or entertainer, or any average person who promotes the practice of homosexuality and who advocates for its acceptance in society, and the parallels between Weimar German/Nazi Germany and the American Republic are staggering.
Toward the end of the book, the authors examine American Nazism, up until the mid-90's, and it's incredible to see how far we have come in this struggle to legislate this immoral plague in our land.
This is compelling reading, and it is not surprising that the "politically correct" want to diminish its impact or even refer to the book as a pack of lies and untruths. The fact is, many credible authors, including William Shirer and Elie Wiesel are quoted to support the book's conclusions.
Put your thinking caps on and then examine your own response to this issue. Fascism didn't die in Nazi Germany, it has reappeared in the USA with the Human Rights Campaign and the
Democractic Socialist Party who want to legislate homosexuality and then silence those who oppose it, one way or the other.
Highly recommended!!!

Free to Disagree
Free to Disagree
by John Wecks
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very provocative!!, June 14 2004
This review is from: Free to Disagree (Paperback)
This is not Couch Potato reading. You will need to engage your mind, because what John Wecks does, here, is force you to examine some of the most troublesome areas which Christians seem to disagree with one another on. I'm surprised I made it through the book without tossing it across the room, which gives you some idea of what it provoked in my thinking. But it is an important book for those of us who disagree, and even those of us who don't.
I do have to part company with John Wecks in a couple of areas, especially as it relates to "taking a stand" with some conviction in some areas, such as entertainment and education. While it may be true that we need to extend grace to those who may be weaker in the faith, it is also true that there comes a time when Christians need to take a stand on important points of national significance, especially as it relates to our faith and witness to the world. He, himself, questions the voracity of Halloween, while on one hand pointing out what seems to be a harmless holiday, and on the other hand recognizing what the Halloween celebration signifies, and the images it conjures up.
All in all, it is a good read, and please read with grace and understanding. While you may disagree with him now, you may agree with him later. And it's all about God's grace to freely disagree anyway, particularly on the "neutral" issues.

Wee Sing in Sillyville
Wee Sing in Sillyville
VHS
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical, Colorful, Songfest!!!, June 4 2004
This review is from: Wee Sing in Sillyville (VHS Tape)
Come along on an adventure where two children are transported to another world through their coloring book, after seeing their dog suddenly disappear. Then follow them as they encounter a sprite named Sillywhim, and where groups of solitary colors refuse to associate with one another. That is...until Sillywhim gets hurt, and the whole band comes...but then, I'm giving it away, aren't I? Indeed I am, as Sillywhim would say.
There are wonderful songs and dances in this movie, such as "I'm a Nut," "Ain't it great to be crazy," and "John Jacob." Our little girls love it, and so do we. A find entertaining, musical video. Highly recommended!!!

Wee Sing in Sillyville
Wee Sing in Sillyville
VHS
3 used & new from CDN$ 106.74

5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical, Colorful, Songfest!!!, June 4 2004
This review is from: Wee Sing in Sillyville (VHS Tape)
Come along on an adventure where two children are transported to another world through their coloring book, after seeing their dog suddenly disappear. Then follow them as they encounter a sprite named Sillywhim, and where groups of solitary colors refuse to associate with one another. That is...until Sillywhim gets hurt, and the whole band comes...but then, I'm giving it away, aren't I? Indeed I am, as Sillywhim would say.
There are wonderful songs and dances in this movie, such as "I'm a Nut," "Ain't it great to crazy," and "John Jacob." Our little girls love it, and so do we. A find entertaining, musical video. Highly recommended!!!

Barney:Sing & Dance
Barney:Sing & Dance
VHS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Terrific!!!, June 2 2004
This review is from: Barney:Sing & Dance (VHS Tape)
If you want to sing and dance with Barney, well...this is the one for you. It's a marvelous video, and when we put the film on for our two year old twin girls, they know just about everything that's on it. From "Down on Grampa's Farm," to "Mr. Sun," to "Me and My Teddy," to the dancing of "Baby Hop Bop," it's a wonderful adventure. And to see Barney dance around- it's incredible to think he's so animated, but that's what the secret of this Barney character is. Just for kids, and this video has the new and the older children who are re-united in all their glory and memories. It's a great video, and highly recommended!!!

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