A mystical Bible transports children into it to relive adventures from the Testaments.




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1983   1982  


Series cast summary:
Billie Lou Watt ...
 Christopher 'Chris' Peeper / ... (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ray Owens ...
 Superbook / ... (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sonia Owens ...
 Joy / ... (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Helena Van Koert ...
 Gizmo / ... (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Hal Studer ...
 Jesus / ... (21 episodes, 1982-1983)


Two young children, Chris Peeper and his neighbor Joy, come across a glowing old Bible in the attic of their home. They discover it's enchanted, transporting them to the events reported within its pages. Accompanied by the robot Gizmo (and later by Chris's pet dog Ruffles and cousin Uriah) they travel into the Superbook to experience Biblical stories firsthand. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Sibling series to The Flying House (1982), which had aired between the two shows. See more »


Although Mrs. Peeper announces that she is pregnant in the end of Season 1, Chris does not have any sibling in Season 2. See more »


Remade as Superbook (2011) See more »

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The only Anime Video you'll find in my church library
14 October 2005 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Anime. Such a popular form of entertainment. most of it involves young men or young women developing powers to fight evil, or maybe discovering someone who is fighting evil but needs help. or maybe it's about robots fighting each other.

Enter superbook, one of the first, and very few Christian Anime series.

Chris is a young boy with a strict father, who one day instructs him to clean out the attic after he gets home from school. His friend Joy joins him and in their work they discover a book that has been gathering dust for years. They soon discover the book can talk, and has the power to send them back to biblical times.

I had never seen many of the episodes back when I was a child but upon seeing this show again on youtube i'm on a personal quest to see every episode and possibly come back to re-review them all piece by piece.

I also mentioned in my old review how I could've imagined the story about Adam and Eve would've been made. (Turns out my suspicions about it were right, although Eve looks more like a Barbie with black hair)Regardless of the fact it shows boobs to children (yep, i said that) It's one of the best animated recreations of the Creation i've ever seen.

Bottom line, it is on DVD, and if you want to show your children a very, very good animated bible series, Get this DVD. Although watch it with them and explain everything detail for detail.

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