Have you ever felt like you just weren’t doing enough for God? A friend of mine from college is in Togo, Africa right now where he and his family are helping to run a clinic. An amazing ministry. One that reaches the lives of the community. And here I am—working at a corporate job, living in a suburb of Nashville. So, yeah, sometimes I’d like to make a bigger impact on God’s kingdom.
Buck Denver wants to do something big for God. Wait. I said that wrong. Buck Denver wants to do something BIG for God. Tired of answering phones and sending out tote bags, Buck dreams of an adventure. His poster even confirms it: God wants you to do big things.
When a transponder goes down on an uninhabited planet (or is it?) in Sector 9, Buck seizes the opportunity to not only make a tremendous difference, but also to experience the adventure he’s always longed for.
While there, Buck and his ragtag crew learn an important lesson. Not that God wants you to do big things but that God wants you. Period. End of discussion.
While I chuckled in a few places during this 40 minute show, I didn’t find it as funny as Veggie Tales. Granted, there were many references to Star Wars and Star Trek which fans of Sci-Fi might enjoy. I’ve never even (gasp) watched Star Wars from beginning to end in one sitting. A lot of the background props in the scenes were humorous (be sure and read the post it notes on Buck’s computer and the motivational posters on the walls of his office). The humor will probably be most appreciated by children who are older. My 16-year-old nephew would love this.
Galaxy Buck teaches kids an important lesson. Even those of us who seemingly are doing small things, are right where God can use us. Perhaps that’s an important reminder for all of us, not just the kids.
****Fly By Promotions provided me with a free digital copy of this short film in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.
More about the film:
Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 is a must-see for all ages, from VeggieTales creator PHIL VISCHER! Kids will enjoy Buck Denver’s latest adventure with his friends from What’s In the Bible? and parents will appreciate the humorous nods to Star Wars and Star Trek. More importantly, Phil Vischer’s gifted teaching delivers a clear message to kids and adults about God’s love and purpose for our lives. Galaxy Buck communicates important Biblical truths that will add to everyone’s faith foundation, whether a life-long Christian or a new creation in Christ.
About the movie:
Buck Denver has a simple dream – to save the galaxy. Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God’s love to every corner of the Milky Way! Except he doesn’t have a starship. Or a crew. Or even a captain’s license. He just needs a chance. But when that chance comes and Buck finds himself leading a real mission into deep space, things don’t go at ALL like he imagined! If he’s doing what God wants him to do, why is everything going wrong? From VeggieTales® and What’s in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer, Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 is a wild, galactic adventure that teaches kids a powerful lesson about trusting God with everything – even our dreams!
Run time: Approximately 40 minutes
If you don’t want to wait until the movie comes out on October 20, 2015, Galaxy Buck is available now on JellyTelly, an online streaming site featuring shows and movies to teach your kids about God, The Bible, and Faith.
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