We're big fans of VeggieTales. My son became enamored when he was just nine or ten months old. We were always thrilled and amazed to see such quality Christian products from what seemed like a fun and thriving company. So imagine our surprise when we discovered BigIdea was bankrupt! We originally read the story on Phil Vischer's blog and actually bought the book when it came out.
I'm sorry I let this book sit on the bookshelf unread for so long because it's wonderful. Mr. Vischer has a quirky sense of humor that shines through on every page, so it's enjoyable. It's also a true tale of God working today, in business and in real lives. Even though I'm not in business, I found many thoughts applicable to my life. I think someone dreaming of starting a business to both glorify God and support a family could benefit greatly from this book when learning to juggle standard business advice and service to God and church.
If you know the VeggieTales videos, you'll enjoy this book even more, but I don't think it's necessary.
Debbie D. (dutchgirldtd) reviewed Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables on
Don't just read this book to find out how Veggietales got started, and don't expect to laugh your way through it. Phil Vischer is a very funny man, there is no doubt about that, and parts of his book are quite humorous. But the story is not always funny or amusing and there were some difficult, heart-breaking moments in the course of the history of Veggietales. However, God is in the business of redemption and that comes through loud and clear by the end of the book. Read it to see God at work in Phil Vischer's life; read it to be inspired, as Phil was, to do some self-examination and to learn to focus more on God and what He is doing, than on your own thoughts and desires.
To me this book started out great, there were about three chapters that were funny, entertaining and interesting and that was it, after that it was boring, completely and udderly boring, I am suprised I finished it.