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The Birth of John the Baptist

Nothing is impossible with God.

Joy loses her patience while babysitting energetic little Charlie. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo—along with little Charlie—to ancient Israel. Meet Zechariah and Elizabeth, who couldn’t have children, and see how God answers their prayer with a miracle! Discover why their son would become known as John the Baptist, and how he would prepare the way for his cousin, Jesus. The children learn that nothing is impossible with God!

The First Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas is far greater than parties and presents.

Chris is so busy trying to get presents, he won’t set up a manger scene—until he discovers the greatest Christmas gift of all time! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to the hills of ancient Bethlehem. Witness Mary and Joseph’s frantic search for lodging before their baby is born. Uncover a wicked plot that puts Jesus’ family in danger. Experience the wonder as angels and shepherds worship the newborn King lying in a manger. The children learn that the true meaning of Christmas is far greater than parties and presents!

John the Baptist

It’s always best to follow God’s ways.

Chris discovers that a boy has given him stolen video games. Should he ignore the problem—or confront the boy? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet John the Baptist, who preaches in the wilderness and baptizes Jesus in the Jordan River. Witness how John risks his life to challenge a sinful king, and see how he faithfully chooses to obey God by pointing others to Christ. The children learn that it’s always best to follow God’s ways. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Teach Us to Pray

The Lord’s Prayer is still the perfect guideline for praying today.

After his grandpa dies, Chris and his grandma find an old family Bible. When she begins to cry, Chris feels desperate. What can he do to help? Get ready for a heart-pounding adventure as Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo back to New Testament times. Witness the wonder as Jesus is gloriously transfigured on the mountaintop. See how He teaches the disciples to pray in faith—and to cast out demons! The children discover that the Lord’s Prayer is still the perfect guideline for praying today. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as certain scenes may be too intense for some children. The condensed version is less intense.

Miracles of Jesus

True miracles come only from God.

Chris believes that a mysterious street magician has supernatural power—until he meets a true miracle-worker! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Israel. Witness how Jesus heals a paralyzed person, calms a storm, and sets a man free from evil spirits. Discover how even the greatest enemy is no match for God’s power! The children learn that true miracles come only from God. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Jesus Heals the Blind

The best gift of all time—sent by God to everyone in the world.

When Chris goes to a church’s Christmas pageant, he begins to wonder—is there something special about Jesus that he hasn’t seen clearly before? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to see different ways that Jesus heals people who are blind—physically and spiritually. Witness how He reveals Himself to those who have eyes of faith. The children discover the best gift of all time—sent by God to everyone in the world!

The Good Samaritan

Learn the importance of caring for others—and that all people are our neighbors.

Joy is so hungry that she’s reluctant to share a pizza with some needy children. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Jesus, who tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. Witness how a wounded man is ignored by important men, then rescued by a foreigner who is despised by local people. The children learn the importance of caring for others—and that all people are our neighbors.

The Prodigal Son

Our loving Heavenly Father is always ready to forgive.

Chris, Joy and Gizmo are worried about a boy who is running away because he thinks his dad will never forgive him. Can they change his mind? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Galilee, where Jesus is telling the parable of the prodigal son. Witness how a young man goes on a quest for freedom and adventure, only to discover that what he wants most in the world is his father’s love. The children learn that our loving Heavenly Father is always ready to forgive.

Lazarus

God’s timing is perfect.

Joy wants to convince a shy child to come on a group outing—but she arrives too late and they both miss the bus. Could the delay bring a bigger blessing? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to ancient Israel, where Jesus hears that His friend Lazarus is very sick. Instead of rushing to heal him, Jesus delays—and when He finally arrives, Lazarus has died. Witness the wonder as Jesus performs an even greater miracle by raising him to life! The children learn that God’s timing is perfect. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

The Last Supper

True greatness comes from serving others.

When Chris is invited to be in the World’s Best Band contest, he wants to be treated like a king—until he encounters a true King who is the servant of all. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Jerusalem. There, Jesus enters the city on a lowly donkey and clears the Temple of greedy people. Witness how He prepares for a final meal with His disciples. The children learn that true greatness comes from serving others!

Peter's Denial

Everyone can be forgiven when they repent.

Chris is desperately trying to impress some basketball players when Joy excitedly announces she is the new president of the chess club. Afraid of what the group may think, Chris pretends he doesn’t know her. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Peter, who denies knowing Jesus three times. Witness how Jesus forgives Peter and their relationship is restored. The children learn how everyone can be forgiven when they repent.

He is Risen!

Learn what love and sacrifice truly mean.

Chris defiantly refuses to obey his mother—until he meets a Son who is willing to obey His Father, even if it means death! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo—along with Chris’s mother, Phoebe—to Jerusalem, where they meet Mary and her Son, Jesus. Witness the obedience and suffering that led Jesus to the cross, and the mighty power of God the Father who raised Him from the dead! The children learn what love and sacrifice truly mean. Note: To be biblically accurate, the videos in this course depict Jesus' suffering and death on the cross. Be sure to preview the videos, as this scene may be too intense for some children. We have endeavored to present the story in the most accurate and sensitive way possible. Note that the Condensed Bible Story, Video 4, is not as intense. See additional video notes below.

Peter and Cornelius

God doesn’t have favorites and salvation is for everyone.

Chris will get detention if he’s late for school again, yet a hall monitor quickly reports him for not being on time. The two boys could never be friends—or could they? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo—along with the hall monitor—to first-century Israel. They meet the Apostle Peter and Cornelius, a Roman army officer—two very different men with little in common until they both have amazing visions from the Lord. The children learn that God doesn’t have favorites and salvation is for everyone!

Peter’s Escape

The power of prayer can lead to miraculous changes.

Chris and Gizmo try to help Joy do a school geography project by sending her on a round-the-world Holo-9 virtual tour. As she sees scenes of deprivation and hardship, Joy is overwhelmed by the state of the human condition and wonders how she can make a difference. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Peter, Rhoda, Mary, and other followers of Jesus. The children learn how the power of prayer can lead to miraculous changes.

The Road to Damascus

Anyone can change with God’s help.

When Chris, Joy and Gizmo walk in on a teenage burglar, they wonder—can he ever change? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Saul on his way to persecute Christians in Damascus. Witness his blinding encounter, his total transformation, and his narrow escape! Discover how a man who wanted to kill believers became the Apostle Paul—one of the greatest missionaries of all time. The children learn that anyone can change with God’s help!

Paul and Silas

Learn the secret to being content in every situation.

Joy wants to escape from the hospital, where she must have her tonsils out. How can she find confidence to face the surgery? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Paul and Silas, who deliver an evil spirit from a fortuneteller. See the amazing way Paul and Silas react when they are beaten and jailed for obeying God. Witness a miracle as an earthquake sets them free and the jailer is saved! The children learn the secret to being content in every situation. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Paul and the Shipwreck

Look past fear to focus on God’s mission.

Joy and the Quantum family are helping in a remote village after a flood. The work is so hard, Joy wants to quit. Where can she find strength to keep going? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet the Apostle Paul, who has been arrested and put aboard a prison ship to stand trial in Rome. Witness how Paul bravely faces one danger after another—including a dreadful storm, a terrible shipwreck, and a poisonous snake. The children learn how to look past fear to focus on God’s mission!

Revelation: The Final Battle

The power of God’s forgiveness and salvation will ultimately defeat the forces of darkness.

Chris accidentally burns down his house and thinks he can never be forgiven. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo forward in time to see the story of the end of the world. Witness the final battle between Satan’s evil forces and God’s army of angels. The children learn that the power of God’s forgiveness and salvation will ultimately defeat the forces of darkness. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Superbook Celebrations

Invite families to come celebrate what their children learned this year—featuring Superbook videos, group activities, and a special Gospel presentation.