Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: The Singing Grammarian: Songs and Visual Presentations for Learning New Testament Greek Grammar




I took 4 semesters of Koine Greek back in college, but my husband took quite a bit more (both in college and in seminary).  We WISH these videos had been around back then.  Remember all those charts in first semester Greek that you tried to cram, uh, hum, I mean memorize, for the test.  Danny Zacharias has made it way easier to remember them by making these videos.  I like that he has used common tunes (so you aren’t learning a new song typically), jazzed them up a bit, and displays the information in front of you in a powerpoint type format.  They are fun, and dare I say it, even funny at times.

These videos are perfect for either a first semester Greek student or someone (like my husband) who needs to refresh their memory (like for say maybe, graduate work, or doctoral entrance exams). Yep, I even pulled out the old 1st semester handbook and sure enough, the stuff in his videos comes straight from the book.  

 Keep in mind that you will still have to work to memorize the information. The words often are forced to fit the song, but hey, it beats just saying them over and over and over again to yourself.  By watching the videos, you will be seeing the information and hearing it.  And if it is any kind of testimonial, our preschooler loves watching them.  He just about has the alphabet down pat.

I hope Danny Zacharias continues to make these videos.  We will certainly be buying them. 

5 out of 5 stars

I received a free download of these videos from Kregel Academic in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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