Superbook Frequently Asked Questions
Superbook DVD Club FAQs
What is The Superbook DVD Club and how do I sign up?
The Superbook DVD Club is a program where members automatically receive each new episode of Superbook as they are released, along with three trading cards featuring that episode.
In addition, members also receive two free copies of each new episode in attractive packaging they can give as gifts to family and friends—a total of three Superbook DVDs per membership!
Each membership is a tax-deductible gift of $25 which will automatically be charged to your account each time a new Superbook DVD becomes available, approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.
Important Note: You will be charged $25 immediately for your first Superbook episode when you join The Superbook DVD Club. Your second episode $25 charge can occur anytime after your first, based on when in the release cycle you sign up. Thereafter, you will be charged every 4 to 6 weeks when a new episode becomes available.
You can sign up for The Superbook DVD Club online or by
You may cancel your membership at any time by calling or writing to CBN.
Can Superbook DVDs be sent to a different address?
Yes! You can request your three membership DVDs be delivered to an address that is different than your billing address. All three DVDs will be sent together to the alternate address. Multiple addresses will need separate membership orders. You can have a single Superbook DVD mailed to an alternate address as well.
Can I purchase Superbook DVDs without joining a club?
Absolutely! Individual Superbook DVDs, new and past releases, are available for a tax-deductible gift of $25 each. You can make your donation online or by calling 1-800-759-0700.
I recently received my DVD and trading cards, but I have been double-billed.
For questions concerning your order, please contact CBN’s customer service at 757-226-3320.
I recently ordered a DVD and trading cards, but have not received them yet.
Once a DVD is mailed, the typical shipping time is 7–10 days. For questions concerning your order, please contact CBN’s customer service at 757-226-3320.
Superbook Series FAQs
How many episodes are planned and when will they be available?
Thirteen 22-minute episodes are in production. Our vision is to produce a total of 104 episodes over a period of eight years.
Why are the Superbook episodes less than 30 minutes long?
We have created these stories in a format that can be aired on television in America and around the world during standard half-hour time slots. (Our original Superbook series, which was produced in the 1980s, was aired in over 100 countries, in 43 languages, and to more than one-half billion people.)
In what languages will these episodes be available?
The Superbook DVDs include English and Spanish language tracks and subtitles.
As funds become available, the series will be available for broadcast in the following languages: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bengali, Cantonese, German, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Kabyle Berber, Khmer, Mandarin, Nepalese, Portuguese, Tagalog, Thai, Russian, Tamil, Telegu, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.
Is the series geared towards children of all ages?
The series is intended for the 7–12 age range, although some episodes will be suitable for younger ages. Due to some thematic elements, ratings will be made available on any DVD that we feel should be screened by a parent.
What versions of the Bible did you use for the series?
We utilized the New Living Translation, Contemporary English Translation, and New King James Version. As each translation has different verbiage, we found that these offered wording that is easier for children to understand and therefore made the characters more relatable.
Is all dialogue scriptural?
In many cases we created dialogue directly from Scripture. However, there were instances where we crafted dialogue to emphasize and support a biblical principle.
In what ways do Chris, Joy, and Gizmo interact with biblical figures?
While the characters interact with biblical figures, we are careful that they do not alter or influence events or pivotal moments. The purpose of these interactions is to impart biblical truths that are applicable to today’s generation.
I have some ideas for future episodes and product lines; whom can I contact?
We are extremely pleased and honored by requests to participate in the production process. Unfortunately, we cannot receive unsolicited material for development of scripts, product ideas or web-based concepts.
I would like to work on an episode of Superbook; whom can I contact?
We cannot receive any resumes or portfolios directly. Please contact our Human Resources department at CBN.com/employment and fill out an application.
We would love to have a premier kit or party kit to show Superbook at Sunday school or other events; will you have such a kit available?
We are currently developing a kit that will feature all the necessary pieces for hosting such an event.
Are there any plans to make a DVD boxed set of the original Superbook series?
We are currently remastering 26 of the original Superbook episodes and are looking into pairing them with the new Superbook DVDs as bonus features.
I am interested in distributing the new or original series.
Please contact Lauran Holton at Lauran.Holton@superbook.tv
Will there be an official Superbook Bible, curriculum, etc.?
There are many exciting possibilities for Superbook to expand into the Christian marketplace, including Bibles, curriculum, storybooks, etc.
In “He Is Risen,” why are the nail holes in Jesus’ wrists instead of His hands?
The Greek word for hand that is used in John 20:25-27 can also mean the forearm and hand together. Many scientists and scholars believe that the small bones in a person’s palms are not strong enough to support the weight of someone being crucified. Nails placed between the wrist bones (the radius and the ulna) would ensure that the person’s body remains securely on the cross.
In the “Giant Adventure,” we notice a lack of diversity in the children appearing in Superbook. Will that change in future episodes?
Yes. We are currently developing a more diverse mix of children and characters for the modern-day scenes of future Superbook episodes.
Satan is shown in several Superbook episodes. Why is he depicted as a flying serpent with wings and a tail?
The Bible doesn’t specifically describe Satan, who is also called Lucifer or the devil; so we used creative license to show what he may look like. In the episode “In the Beginning,” when Lucifer is first shown as an angel in heaven, he is depicted as a beautiful creature with long blond hair. When he rebels against God, he is transformed into an evil creature, and his flowing hair becomes horns. Also, his body becomes reptile-like in appearance, assuming the look of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. (See Genesis 3:1.) We did not want to create Satan to look like a character that could be construed as a cool villain. We want children to understand that there is a real enemy, and he is evil.
In “Miracles of Jesus,” why does a man in the crowd turn into Satan?
In the script for this episode, the man is called “The Naysayer.” He represents doubt, mockery and lies. John 8:44 tells us that the devil is “the father of lies.”
In “Miracles of Jesus,” why does Satan appear in the storm? Was he causing it?
The Bible does not say that Satan caused the storm; however, Matthew 8:26 tells us that Jesus “rebuked” the wind and the waves, and they became still. In other places in the Gospel, the word “rebuke” is used when Jesus takes authority over demonic power. (See Matthew 17:18, Mark 9:25, and Luke 9:42.) We used creative license to illustrate how the disciples did not display faith in God as they reacted to the chaos of the storm and their fear of drowning.
In “Miracles of Jesus,” why is the demon-possessed man in the Gadarene tombs so scary looking, and why does his voice sound so strange?
The Bible describes the demon-possessed man very graphically in both Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39. His voice sounds as if many people are speaking because he had so many evil spirits. Luke 8:31-32 refers to “the demons” (plural) speaking to Jesus.
At the end of “Miracles of Jesus,” we see how Miraculo was able to “levitate” using a hidden wire, and we know that many magicians use smoke and mirrors to make objects like park benches “disappear.” But how did Miraculo get Chris’s cell phone to “fly” out of his pocket?
Street magicians often use accomplices to secretly rig unsuspecting bystanders to accomplish an illusion like this.
I’d like to share some concerns/comments about specific episodes. How may I contact you?
Please visit our website Superbook.TV and submit your feedback.