Friday, 19. September 2014
10. 03. 10. - 11:00
A bestselling interactive children’s Bible could soon be available in English, five years after it was launched in German, according to the designers of the hit product.
This Austrian innovation is still the only interactive children’s Bible in the world and the producers are now determined to make it available to English speakers following massive demand in France, Spain and Germany.
Since it was launched in Vienna, it has sold tens of thousands of copies, developer Katarina Angerer said, but her dream is to finally realise her creation in English.
An exhibition about the Bible will open this week (Wednesday) in Vienna.
Angerer said: "In the German language there are 200 children's Bibles in publication but there was nothing interactive for the computer, which is why we came up with the project.
It was quite easy to get the French edition done, but we really struggled to complete the English version. It's very hard to find a publishing and distribution partner and we can't afford to fund it ourselves. I think there would be a big demand for it and that's been backed up by the editions we've done so far."
Up to now the children’s Bible is limited to the Gospels, but Angerer said: "As soon as we can afford to, we want to produce the Old Testament and after that an edition covering the events after Jesus’ ascension."
The three CD-ROMs each contain a 20-minute cartoon movie by Graz-based painter Tom Klengel, with a toolbar that can be accessed at any time. The toolbar features background info, maps and a big illustrated children’s Bible encyclopaedia with 200 items.
The corresponding Bible passages are included in their original version, a version for kids from eight to 11 and one for small children that is read by a narrator.
The interactive Bible also includes small educational games. In "Loading the Donkey" the child has to choose only objects that already existed in biblical times to put on the donkey. There is also a memory game, as well as a quiz, a puzzle and painting templates.
Angerer said: "The project has been approved by Catholic, Protestant and Greek orthodox dignitaries. To me it is important that Christians connect with each other; that’s why I am especially proud that the project is supported by all three denominations."
Professor Gottfried Adam from the theological faculty of Vienna University said: "Today, grandmothers don’t read to their grandchildren from the Bible any more. Children nowadays live in a media world where there is always something going on. That’s why the interactive Bible’s potential to reach young people cannot be overestimated."
Religion teacher Maren Weniger said: "The children’s Bible is popular among our children and thanks to the understated production, parents can be reassured that their children are not overloaded. Younger children particularly enjoy the painting templates."
Each CD-ROM depicting a stage in the life of Jesus costs 19,90 Euro. The set of three costs 49,90 Euro and is available in bookshops, petrol stations and branches of hardware store BauMax.
Due to high demand, a series of books has also been produced. One of them, called "Jesus for children", is a comic. Now puzzles, posters, postcards, and a painting template book are available as well.
The Exhibition "Children’s Bible – Then - Today – Tomorrow" opens on March 10 in the Bible centre in Breite Gasse 4-8/1 just behind Museumsquartier.
More info on http://www.kinderbibel.net and http://www.bibelgesellschaft.at.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Sex Pest Simulator Developed For Japanese Gropers|
|Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed|
|Bloody Mass As Knifeman Chops Up Love Rival|
|Toy Story Is A Tall One|
|Schoolboys Wear Dresses To Support Transgender Classmate|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.