The Legend of the Three Trees is a wonderful story about three different trees who each have dreams for their futures. The trees desire significance and importance, and achieve it in much different ways than they first imagine.
Along with the unabridged story, the DVD features beautiful, original songs by Marilyn McCoo and Andy Chrisman. I found the gentle narration by Hal Holbrook rather soothing, and the story moves along at a nice pace for young children (not too fast, not too slow).
Every child has big dreams for his or her future. But what happens when God doesn’t fulfill our dreams…at least not in the way we expect?
About The Story
The story is a retelling of a classic folktale about following your dreams…and then finding out that your dreams may be too small! We have had The Legend of the Three Trees from Tommy Nelson in both book and movie form in our library for a few years now, and both my daughter and I have enjoyed them. I keep our book in our Easter box, and bring it out every year!
The first tree wishes to be a treasure chest, but is made into the manger Mary uses for Jesus’ cradle. Although the second tree desires to sail the seas as a great sailing vessel, it is used to build a common fishing boat (you can probably guess the rest)! The third tree wants to stay on it’s mountain and point to God, but is made into the cross on which Christ was crucified.
The story – either read from the book or watched on the DVD – is a beautiful way to introduce a child to the concept that God has dreams for his or her life – probably much bigger than they think! I also enjoyed hearing the story of Jesus from a completely different angle.
The DVD is appropriate for children ages 2 through 7, and is available to purchase at this link. Several versions of the book are available on Amazon (affiliate link).
Tommy Nelson publishers has graciously offered one of my readers a copy of this The Legend of the Three Trees DVD, just in time for Easter! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Monday, April 7, 2014. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted via email and will have two days to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool!
Copyright 2014 Kathryn Depew
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a free DVD to review. I only recommend products and companies that I will be of benefit to my readers.