Superbook is making inroads in Japan.
CBN recently introduced the Bible animated series to that Asian nation.
Japanese parents and children are thrilled and he is bringing them encouragement in a region of the country devastated by an earthquake earlier this year.
The Superbook festivals took place in the Kyushu region, the area that was hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in April.
The head of the Kyushu Christ Disaster Relief Center, Pastor Yogi Nakamura, says: “Superbook is part of trauma counseling for children.
« We wanted to bring hope to children who are still recovering from the trauma of the earthquake. Many children here are still afraid. They can’t sleep on their own, so Superbook is a great encouragement for children, » she explained.
Superbook has also stimulated churches to strengthen their children’s ministries. Many churches don’t even have Sunday school. It was mostly adults who attended the event.
Jenny Oh is a missionary among children. She was delighted with the episode “The First Christmas” of Superbook, which was screened at the festival.
« It gives them a different perspective on Christmas. They don’t know Jesus. They don’t know the meaning of what Christ’s side is. It’s important to tell them what the true meaning of Christmas is, in a way they can understand, » Oh said.
Two girls told CBN News they enjoyed watching Superbook and particularly enjoyed the story of Jesus Christ.
Michio Osakawa of Word of Life Press Ministries said the Superbook is a valuable ministerial tool.
« Superbook can be an effective way to share the gospel in Japan. Children who watch it, as they grow up even if they don’t become Christians, can look back on the values they learned. »