Salvation History Can Be Fun (No, Really!)


I have been a big fan of Life Teen for many years.  As a youth minister I, along with a dedicated core team, was able to introduce it in a parish.  Through the years they have continually remained relevant, using new media to reach teens.  They also have awesome training programs and some of the videos are available for viewing.  The one below, Salvation History Bible Saga, is one of my favorites:

I thought about using it with youth  but after previewing it with some teens they sort of smiled politely and patted my shoulder.  Clearly, they did not find it as funny as I did.

I liked the concept though, but knew I could not replicate it with different music or figure out how to make the words do that on a power point.  So I made my own, God’s Plan of Salvation, if you’d like to use it, please do so.

Copyright 2014, Deanna Bartalini


About Author

Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at, serves as the editor of the blog, and is a contributor there as well as at Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Our Sunday Visitor. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.


  1. Guillermo Cancio on

    Thank you Deanna. Wonderful video. Like you I too laughed and made the connections. Perhaps a better choice for RCIA who might enjoy the connections. Trying to click open you God’s Plan for Salvation however no can do. Any other links?


    Guillermo Cancio

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