The Legend of the Three Trees from Tommy Nelson ~ A DVD Review and Giveaway

Tommy Nelson

Running Time: 40 min
Suggested Ages: 2-7

About the DVD:

The Legend of the Three Trees

God always has a plan and a purpose for everything. 
He does things in His own unique way and in His own time.

The Legend of the Three Trees is a timeless retelling of the classic folktale of three distinct trees, each with its own hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Each tree dreamed of becoming great--perhaps a majestic treasure chest, or a magnificent sailing ship, or maybe the tallest tree in the forest.

But their dreams didn't seem to come true. Disappointed and dejected, the trees despair until they each interact with Jesus Christ--in His birth, ministry, and ultimate sacrifice, in these experiences they learn that God has a special purpose for each of them.

Thoughtfully written and beautifully animated, The Legend of the Three Trees teaches children and adults alike the significance of their role in God's plan for the world.

My thoughts:

Get ready to curl up with your little one and enjoy a beautiful tale about God's plans for you told through a classic folktale! The animated video will take you through the lifecycle of three different trees. From how they were planted and grown to what they desired to be used for to their final destination. 

At first all three of the trees are disappointed in how their destiny turned out, but then they realize that what they were designed to do really is an important job. Without them the story would be different.

Of course this is a parable type of story and the real theme is that God always has a plan and a purpose for everything. He does things in His own way and in His own timing. We are reminded that sometimes the dreams that we have for ourselves are much smaller than the dreams God has for us. What at first seems insignificant, in the end is very pivotal. The most important part is that no matter what we become it is important as long as we are being used for His purpose.

The animation is absolutely charming and the narration by Hal Holbrook is soothing and draws you in. One of my favorite things is the two original songs. The first is called The Tree and it is sung by Marilyn McCoo and the second is He'll Never Give Up On You which is sung by Andy Chrisman from 4Him. If you are like me you'll be humming the tunes in your head for hours afterwards.

The Giveaway:

Now for the good stuff! We are partnering with Tommy Nelson to offer one of our readers a copy of The Legend of the Trees. If you would like a chance at the giveaway for your family just use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to all U.S. residents that are 18 and over.

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  1. They want to be a doctor and a policeman or fireman
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    1. All very noble professions. I love it!

  2. Right now my son wants to be an astronaut!

  3. My kids want to be a computer engineer & a fireman:)

  4. It changes about monthly, but currently she wants to be a firefighter!


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