My 7-year-old son is really in to pirates, and has several pirate music CDs. He always wants to sing songs from them for talent shows. When we listened to this CD, he asked me, "are those children singing?" Then he wanted to sing these songs all the time. For the last ward talent show he sang 'Lord of the Sea' from this CD. Everyone wanted to know where it came from. These songs are beautiful, and can really change hearts.
My girls and I just love this wonderful CD! I hear them singing them all the time while they are playing or cleaning their rooms. I play it all the time to set the mood in our home and it makes a huge difference in attitude. This is a must for families with children of all ages!
I have listened to Stories of Jesus many times. I am always searching for ways to bring my family to Christ. One day as I was driving to a church meeting I was thinking about how I felt about the Savior when I listened to Stories of Jesus. Tears filled my eyes as I felt the Spirit bear witness to me that if our children really knew the Savior, and truly loved Him, they would never want to disappoint him. That was the key. Our children need to know Jesus Christ so they can love Him. Thank you Melanie and Roger Hoffman, for creating a tool to bring Christ into my home in a very real, very personal way.
As parents with ten children ages 3 to 23, we have all enjoyed the music of Stories of Jesus. Our younger children in particular have listened to and even memorized the songs. Gethsemene is a song which is worth the price of the entire CD. We know of no other music for children about the atonement which is so simple in its message yet so profound in its meaning. The example and love of the Savior flows through each song.