Friday, October 24, 2014

Joy: Unto Us A Dove Is Born

Joy coverI know Halloween isn’t even here yet and we still have Thanksgiving to look forward to, but it’s never too early to find an inspiring DVD to help teach youngsters ‘The Way of Jesus.’

Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe) is a highly acclaimed Telly Award winning series featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee. Iesodo, which means “the way of Jesus,” is a beautiful white dove that, along with a group of lovable feathered friends, tells the stories and messages of Jesus in an animated fashion youngsters can relate to.

In the latest installment in the series, JOY: Unto Us a Dove Is Born, the birds tell the story of the Nativity in their own way. All the birds gather at the Cypress Tree to celebrate Iesodo’s birthday. During their preparations, Rocky tells of Iesodo’s birth and what it meant for all the birds.

The delightful story follows the three wise owls as they travel to discover Iesodo’s birth using the ‘bright star’ as their guide. A number of songs are also included.

This is an inspiring and uplifting DVD the entire family can enjoy together. The beautiful animations enhance the story which shares the meaning of the Nativity in such a way youngsters can understand. There is also several bonus features included such as a Christmas Sing-A-Long and Pastor Tim explaining the Biblical connections.

Starring Ron Allen, Erin Bethea, Tyler Durden, T.W. Gibis, Joe Ochman, Tony Oliver, Zaya Toonz, @2014, Run Time: Approximately 50 Minutes

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this DVD was sent to me by a promoter in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

For more information on this charming DVD and others in the series, visit,

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  1. What a wonderful series for kids. Anything that brings home the true meaning of Christmas and Jesus.
    Don't worry about us, Mason. Family first. You're still in our prayers.

  2. The series looks adorable. I love animation. Such a great message, too.

  3. Mason - It sounds like a terrific way to help youngsters get a perspective on Christmas.

  4. This sounds like a great one for the grandkids. We've been watching Biblical story videos this week.

  5. OMG that is utterly delightful!

  6. It's sound a 'joy' too! What a delightful book :)

  7. Mason, thanks for sharing about this wonderful DVD and the series.


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