Adventures in Odyssey More Than Meets the Eye CD
Album 67, More Than Meets the Eye, explores six stories on trust, sacrifice and forgiveness and covers the following themes: the golden rule, growing up and being a kid, trust, sacrifice and friendship, discernment, and forgiveness.
Mystery and intrigue abound as Emily and Matthew are trapped inside an unfinished escape room in the basement of Whit’s End. Meanwhile, the Odyssey High School Football team heads toward the state championship and deals with unexpected challenges.
Created for ages 8 to 12 and enjoyed by the whole family, Adventures in Odyssey award-winning audio dramas teach lasting truths and bring biblical principles to life, with just the right balance of fun, faith, and imagination. The adventures often start with grandfatherly Mr. Whittaker (“Whit”), who runs an ice cream shop called Whit’s End. Young friends from all over town come to Whit for advice, and his employees (perky Connie Kendall and genius Eugene Meltsner) often learn as much as the kids! And Wooton Bassett, the zany, fun-loving mailman, helps the kids in his own unique way.
This well known series from Focus on the Family consists of CDs from the popular radio program. Animated videos are available as well. For those of you who aren't familiar with the series, it is centered in a small "main-street" type of town called Odyssey. An older, wiser gentleman (and inventor) by the name of John Avery Whitaker, "Whit" for short, owns an establishment that is part ice cream parlor and part science & history museum of sorts. Whit has several employees, friends and frequent customers who make up the main characters of the stories.
Many episodes consist of one or more characters facing a challenge or dilemma whereby they come to Whit for advice. Whit typically points them to a Bible passage or story to help them learn how to handle the situation. Whit is usually not preachy, but helps guide the situation along so that the character needing help really "gets" the lesson.
Other episodes have one or more children going through the Imagination Station, a kind of time machine, which transports them into a period from the Bible or American History.
There is a lot of humor in this series for kids and adults. While I have fast-forwarded a little through a few episodes that have some brother-sister squabbles which present less than ideal family examples, my family has greatly enjoyed listening to Odysseys together. They definitely make "car time" go by faster. Each episode is about ½ hour long. - Jerry