Norwegian Bible episodes try to reach non-Christian children


Northern Europe


Adam in the first episode of "The legacy of Adam". Photo YouTube, The Legacy of Adam

The Norwegian missionary organisation Norea Mediemisjon has found a new way to reach non-Christian children with the Gospel. They started with the production of animation episodes on Biblical stories.

On Tuesday, the first episode was published online. It is called "The Legacy of Adam" and shows the creation story. That is reported by Verdinytt. "People who watch the series will get to know the common thread that runs through the Bible, from the creation of Adam till the arrival of Jesus, the Saviour, Harald Endresen, the information manager at Norea Mediemisjon says. The video is translated into English and Swahili.


The organisation had a budget of 12 million NOK (1.2 million Euros) to produce the animation series. Their goal is to bring the Gospel to people who have never heard it.

The producer of the movie, Roger Gihlemoen, says he got the idea in Tanzania. His wife worked there as a missionary for the Lutheran Missionary Association. While in Africa, Gihlemoen saw a great need for good TV shows for children. As there are not many movies available in their language of Swahili, the Bible movie will be one of the few shows they can actually understand, Gihlemoen said earlier to KPK.


The project is supposed to consist of 26 episodes which tell the Biblical story of the Fall and redemption. Stories about Abraham and David are also part of the series. The producers promise, however, that the series will focus on God's redemption plan.

In the future, the series should be available in more languages, such as Somali, Malinke, Farsi, Arabic and Turkish. The main target group of the movies are Muslims. That is also why specific Bible stories were chosen, Harald Endresen explains. "They will recognise the prophets and Jesus."


The episodes are made by using a 3D animation technique. This technology allows the producers to use clay models and make them move digitally. Animals and plans in the series are made of soda cans and beer caps. That connects closely to the street view of the East African Culture, Endresen explains.



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