The 700 Club: November 20, 2009

Gordon shares his holiday recipes. Plus see how Superbook is impacting children around the world.


UnderWing Transcripts PO Box 16282 Clearwater, Florida 33766 540 455-2333 / UnderWing@underwingtranscripts.com ________________________________________ The 700 Club Daily Broadcast Friday, November 20, 2009 GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, welcome to The 700 Club. In her new book, Going Rogue, Sarah Palin talks about her faith and her future and, of course, being chosen to run for Vice President. TERRY MEEUWSEN: In her interview with CBN News, Palin told us what she would have done differently during the campaign and offered up a few frank comments on abortion and other key issues. Here is White House correspondent David Brody. PALIN Sarah Palin: Thank you so much for showing up. DAVID BRODY: This book tour, full of rope lines and loud cheers, has the feel of a campaign, and in a way it is, maybe not so much political as redemptive. The key difference this time around? She's the one in charge. (Interviewing): You’re getting to call the shots here and kind of do it the way you want to do it. Tell me a little bit about that. Sarah Palin: And I love it. I love the liberty. I love the freedom of being able to say what I want to say and speak to whomever I want to speak with. DAVID BRODY: So what would she do differently now that she's no longer on what she calls the “Vice-Presidential B Team?” She lays out a few suggestions in her book. Among them, reacting quicker to the economic downturn. Sarah Palin: The economy started crashing there in September, and our campaign was very slow to shift gears and kind of shift direction and start talking more about solutions to get America's economy back on the right track. DAVID BRODY: She also disagreed with the McCain team's decision to stay away from Barack Obama's ties to his controversial pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Sarah Palin: I wanted to talk about Jeremiah Wright and some of the things that I thought were problematic, but that was kind of off base and we didn't talk about them. DAVID BRODY: Going Rogue has been portrayed in the media as a score settling affair. Sarah Palin: No, it's certainly not a book seeking vengeance or any kind of vindication. It's answering questions that people have asked of me. And after a year of a lot of false reports out there, I'm excited to have the truth out there. DAVID BRODY: While her critics say she's being petty, a full read of the book shows mostly kind things written about nearly everyone Palin worked with. There is, however, big criticism for McCain's top aides, Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace. Remember the rough interview with Katie Couric? Well, Palin claimed Wallace pressured her to do it, misrepresented the subject matter and even told her that Couric suffered from low self esteem. Wallace has since fired back saying Palin's account is pure fiction. (Interviewing): She said on Rachel Maddow’s show last night that, “She, Sarah Palin, has hated me from the very beginning.” And I’d like you to maybe respond to that. Sarah Palin: No, that's not true at all. But I have gone a year with a lot of Americans having a lot of questions about the media strategy in the McCain campaign. And this was my opportunity to answer those questions. DAVID BRODY (Interviewing): For Palin at this point, there is no looking back. She is focused, for now at least, on helping conservatives win in 2010, not tipping her hand on 2012 presidential talk. Now, she's speaking out on issues such as the healthcare debate, especially the controversy over abortion funding. Sarah Palin: It's very complicated, and it needs to be made simple. We need to be told as Americans will there be taxpayer federal dollars going towards this procedure of abortion or not. It's as simple as that. The majority of Americans don't want to see their tax dollars, federal dollars, going toward abortion. And I thank the Lord for this. We are seeing, poll numbers are proving more and more there are more Americans today than there are fewer Americans understanding, respecting the sanctity of life, and they call themselves pro-life. DAVID BRODY: She may sound like a presidential candidate, but for now at least, the only road ahead of her is filled with adoring fans. It may be a sign of things to come. David Brody, CBN News, reporting from Grand Rapids, Michigan. GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, it’s selling like hotcakes, Sarah Palin’s new book, Going Rogue, an American life. If you want it, it’s available in bookstores nationwide. Terry, what do you think here? Do you think she’s trying to build a base for future political, or has she had enough of this? TERRY MEEUWSEN: I don’t know. I don’t know, because I can totally understand and would be able to relate to her wanting to set the record straight. How awful to have a year of people undermining you, talking about you, accusing you of things, attacking your kids, your family, your values, your state. Mercy. I’m surprised the book is not larger. GORDON ROBERTSON: It’s pretty thick as it is. TERRY MEEUWSEN: But I don’t know what her plans are. It will be interesting to see. I always marvel at people who willingly put themselves on the cutting block like that. I know it’s service to the country. But, wow, nowadays, politics is such a cutthroat business. What do you think? GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, the surprise on this one is to once again have she said, she said debates going on between McCain’s staffers and Governor Palin. I just find that absolutely amazing, because if you’re within a political party, you sort of shoot your own. And so why is that going on at this late date? And why was it going on during the campaign? That’s another one. And McCain’s staffers post campaign saying the whole title, Going Rogue, came from them. So you look at that and go, there’s something wrong with that. At the same time, I agree with you. Anyone that wants to put themselves in the public eye and run for elective office in our country, I definitely tip my hat to them, because it’s more than just a full contact sport. It’s become a blood sport. And you find that within the parties as you run for nominations. And then you get into the public arena, and people just will create issues and controversies where none existed in order to tarnish your name. And going negative in our media culture has its effects. And because it’s effective, because we as viewers of media believe this kind of stuff and don’t get into the substance of things, that’s why it’s effective. TERRY MEEUWSEN: But one of the things I like about Sarah Palin is I think she’s from outside Washington, outside the beltway, so to speak. I think she’s got a fresh perspective. And at the same time, she values the history and the principles that this nation was founded on. And yet, you wonder, can somebody go to Washington and stay outside of the mess. Do you think so? GORDON ROBERTSON: No. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes, well. GORDON ROBERTSON: I’ve seen that too many times. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Good luck, Sarah. GORDON ROBERTSON: Something happens to people inside the beltway, and the system itself seems to change them and change their way of thinking. TERRY MEEUWSEN: You almost can’t work it without entering into it. It’s a system. It has become a system. It’s pretty strong. GORDON ROBERTSON: And there are good reasons for that, and there are good reasons for, in terms of how do you institute change and the checks and balances within the system, and you need to have experienced legislatures as part of your team that can fully vet bills before they get voted on. But we’re certainly not seeing that today. TERRY MEEUWSEN: No. GORDON ROBERTSON: There will be a vote tomorrow in the US Senate . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: I hope so. Perhaps it can happen. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . on something no one knows what in the world they’re voting on. All right. Well, Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. Lee. FELDBLUM HEARING LEE WEBB: Gordon, one of President Obama's most controversial nominees had no problems in her first hearing in the Senate. Chai Feldblum has been nominated to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum is a gay activist who has made controversial statements about sex and marriage. A YouTube clip shows her saying that, “Gay sex is morally good.” She also signed a marriage manifesto in 2006 that supports polygamy. But Feldblum told senators she does not agree with polygamy and wants her name removed from that statement. polygamy and has asked for her name to be removed from the statement. Feldblum still has to clear the full Senate, which may be more difficult. CHRISTIAN DECLARATION LEE WEBB: More than 150 Christian leaders are issuing a call of conscience to America. The group of conservative evangelicals and Roman Catholics says that they want to reaffirm their opposition to abortion, stem cell research and same-sex marriage. And it stresses the need to protect religious freedom in America. The document is called the Manhattan Declaration, and it’s signed by seminary leaders, pastors, professors and the heads of ministries. Gordon. GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, it shows how far we’ve gone, where religious leaders have to get together just to sign a declaration defending rights of conscience and freedom of religion in the face of an onslaught. And the critics are saying, “Well, there is no need to pass this kind of declaration, but when you look at specific provisions, both within the current health care bill and within the hate crimes bill, you start to wonder where does freedom of conscience come to play in these kinds of things? And if you’re particularly doing social service, what do these new bills require you to do? So the fact that we’ve got to get into this kind of declaration does make me wonder, how far have we come in just a generation? We’ll be back with more of The 700 Club, right after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GRAPHIC: TURKEY TIPS GORDON ROBERTSON: Coming up later . . . . . GORDON ROBERTSON: You’re good at this. TERRY MEEUWSEN: That’s my best part. GORDON ROBERTSON: We’ll head into the kitchen to talk turkey . . . . GORDON ROBERTSON: That will wake you up. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . and give you the secret ingredient for the perfect bird. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, my word. 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Next week on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GORDON ROBERTSON: The Bible is the most read book in history, with billions of copies sold. It’s been fully translated into more than 2,000 languages. And now a new version is being released that highlights one of the oldest issues of time. Mark Martin explains. SET-UP PKG MARK MARTIN: With its bold cover depicting a chain being shattered, The Poverty and Justice Bible draws attention to what the Word of God says about these front and center issues for many people around the world, including how to find freedom. The American Bible Society and the international relief organization World Vision collaborated to produce this Bible, to show that poverty and justice have always been on the heart of God. This Bible is the first American Bible to highlight the more than 2,000 verses that deal with poverty and justice. It’s not a new translation. The Poverty and Justice Bible uses the contemporary English version. What is different about this Bible, though, is the bright orange highlighting, as well as an integrated study guide that helps people put their concerns for the oppressed into action. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * FOCUS GUEST: LAMAR VEST GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, Lamar Vest, President of the American Bible Society, is joining us now to talk more about this new Bible, The Poverty and Justice Bible. Lamar, welcome to The 700 Club. Lamar Vest: Thank you, Gordon. It’s great to be here. Thank you. GORDON ROBERTSON: It’s wonderful to have you. Lamar Vest: My pleasure. GORDON ROBERTSON: It just seems unusual to me that the church needs to be reminded once again of our role, both for helping the poor and in bringing justice. Why do we need to be reminded yet again? Lamar Vest: Because we human beings often remember what we should forget, and we forget what we should remember. And so The Poverty and Justice Bible does just that. it reminds us over and over again that from Genesis to Revelation, this idea of poverty and justice is very close to the heart of God. In fact, as our scholars went through to highlight these passages of scripture, there are over 2,100 passages of scripture that talk about poverty and justice. So it’s never been a subject very far from the heart of God. GORDON ROBERTSON: When you consider that there are almost 30,000 verses, to almost ten percent of them devoted to this issue, poverty and justice, you get the idea of how close it is to God’s heart. Lamar Vest: Absolutely. And the thing that really got us thinking that we have to do something to really shake our culture and to realize that God has so much to say about poverty and justice. We did a survey. And we put up several passages of scripture, where the Bible speaks very clearly about the Christian’s responsibility of caring for the poor and making sure that justice is over our land. And what we discovered is that over 50 percent—I think it was 54 percent—of the people surveyed attributed those scriptures to many personalities in Hollywood. I think President Obama got the highest vote, over 54 percent. Only 13 percent of the people identified those words as words from the Bible. So we thought we’ve got a ways to go here. And so when we get into scripture, we are very appreciative of what others are saying about poverty and justice. But when you start off in Genesis and go through Revelation, you realize that actually God got there first. And so Christians are the ones who need to be reminded over and over again. We can’t leave this to the government. We can’t leave this to other organizations. It’s our responsibility to be involved and caring for the poor. GORDON ROBERTSON: There are consequences if we neglect our responsibility. And I’m concerned as well that there seems to be a sense within the church that, “What’s in it for me? How am I going to be blessed from this?” And instead of being a giving church, being interested in issues of justice and poverty, aren’t we sort of tempting a judgment here? When you look at the Bible’s clear explanation of why Sodom and Gomorrah were judged, it was because they neglected the poor. Lamar Vest: Absolutely. And we know what it means to be disobedient to God. And so these are not suggestions that God is making through the Bible. These are commandments that are given. And I often ask myself the question, at what point did this message that Jesus gave in Matthew 25, “As you did it to the least of these, you’re doing it to Me,” when did that stop being a command and start being an option or something of convenience? We’ll do it when we get around to it. If you read the parables, if you read the story of Jesus, you’re going to find out that He was out there on a daily basis, involved in the lives of people. And He very clearly says to those who follow Him, “As you did it to the least of these, you’re doing it to Me.” So the American Bible Society has joined with World Vision to say it’s time we get out a megaphone and shout out aloud that these issues are very dear to the heart of God and should be very dear to our hearts as well. GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, what would you say to both an individual Christian, as well as say a small church when they respond, “Well, the needs are just too great, and we can’t handle even the needs of our own community.” And I’m also hearing it from mission agencies and larger relief organizations, literally despairing about have they been able to do anything in certain cultures, Africa being sort of the number one. Has the aid actually hurt? I’m hearing that now for the first time. Lamar Vest: Well, again, the whole idea of charity is something is a little different kind of story. We don’t know exactly how long people are going to need charity. There has to be more to it than that. The Bible also is a book that teaches us. And if notice where people receive God’s Word, there is this redemption and lift. And people do get out of poverty. I know personally, being involved in many places around the world where people have come to know Christ and have come to follow scripture. And their villages have transformed. So it isn’t a matter of just continuing to give and give. It’s teaching people. It’s a part of what scripture gives us a responsibility to do, to not just give a hand out, but to also lift people and to help them. That’s why we feel like that any kind of charitable organization that’s Christian has to be so attached to the Bible. The American Bible Society is all about scripture. But we are there alongside the relief agents to say if people read and understand God’s Word, there will be transformation in their lives. It’s a powerful book that still changes lives. GORDON ROBERTSON: It is. And what I love is it’s poverty and justice. There was a priest in central America who said, “When I feed the poor, I’m considered a saint. But when I start asking questions about why they are poor and what is it in the social system that literally condemns them to be poor, then I’m called a communist.” Lamar Vest: Yes. That’s the sad part about it, because the two of them go together. And all through the scripture, God is demanding that justice be done. In fact, the scripture tells us that His Kingdom is a kingdom of justice, and thank God it is. But again, we have to think in terms of justice and its whole scheme of the law and love and grace and mercy. And God demands justice. It’s not, again, a request. He says in Micah that He demands that we do justice. GORDON ROBERTSON: You’re big on engagement. Lamar Vest: Yes. GORDON ROBERTSON: Your whole tenure as president is engagement, getting people engaged with the Bible. How can people get engaged with this? Lamar Vest: Well, again, it’s available in bookstores. It’s available on our web site, JusticeBible.com. And, yes, this was part of my, I guess, legacy at the American Bible Society. It’s because we’ve been involved in translation, distribution, for 193 years now. But it occurred to me several years ago, when I was leading a missions envisions task force at the American Bible Society, that we may be judging our success by tonnage. We shipped out three tons of Bibles in the USA, more this year than last year. And I kept saying, “Well, something is wrong with that picture. We’re shipping out more Bibles, and yet Bible literacy continues to go down.” And I think as we both know, in the last 50 years, Bible knowledge has been drained out of this culture. So it sort of hit me very hard, that here in the USA, my job is not to put another Bible on the shelf of people who already have nine Bibles they aren’t reading. Our job is to get people to take that Bible off the shelf and read it. And we feel again like by focusing on an issue like this, it captures people’s attention to read scripture. Now, again, the whole thing is about engagement. I don’t care how many Bibles you have. I don’t care what cover it is. I don’t care what theme it may have. Unless you are reading it and getting it into your heart, the only way people live it out is to get it in. So that’s why I’m so high on engagement. GORDON ROBERTSON: I was reading James this morning. If all you do is read it and you don’t do anything with it, you’re just fooling yourself. Lamar Vest: That’s exactly right. GORDON ROBERTSON: You’re just look in the mirror and you walk away, you forget. Lamar Vest: Absolutely. GORDON ROBERTSON: It’s when you start doing it. And, anyway, Lamar, thank you. God bless you. Lamar Vest: It was a pleasure, Gordon. Thank you very much. GORDON ROBERTSON: Thank you for being with us. Again, The Poverty and Justice Bible. I encourage you to get engaged with it. It’s available nationwide. And just the highlighted portions will literally revolutionize your life, where you start to realize how important this is and how close it is to God’s heart. Terry, over to you. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, up next, they’re the greatest stories ever told, with a twist. GRAPHIC: GREATEST STORIES We’ll show you how these stories are touching lives around the world, so stay with us. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 2: HUMANA Spokesman: If you have Medicare, I have three things you’ll want to hear. There’s an all-in-one Medicare health plan from Humana. It includes Medicare prescription drug coverage, and it can save you money in so many ways. It’s all in this book, and it’s yours free just for calling. 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The show not only became one of Japan’s highest rated programs, it was also watched by millions of others all around the world. Now, 27 years later, CBN is bringing Superbook back with hopes of reaching a whole new generation. Watch. SUPERBOOK 27 YEARS LATER Character: I am taking you to meet a great hero, one who has been given special gifts from God. GORDON ROBERTSON: It’s a new look for an old classic. This is CBN’s Superbook. And CBN has designed this fresh new look to bring Superbook to a new generation. Character: Who are you? Character: I’m David. Character: I’m Joy. Character: Hey, I’m Chris. Character: I’m hungry. GORDON ROBERTSON: The idea to produce an animated Bible for children began in 1981. CBN created Superbook as part of a massive campaign to reach the nation of Japan. When the original series aired in primetime, more than four million people watched every week. Then in 1990, as communism was falling, the soviet government asked CBN to air Superbook across the entire soviet network. The results were astounding. CBN received more than six million letters from children and their parents. For nearly three decades, children in more than 100 countries have enjoyed Superbook. It’s been translated into 43 languages and viewed by an estimated half billion people. Now it’s time to update the look of Superbook to reach a whole new generation. As we looked at the Superbook, the main thing we wanted to do was change the style of animation. We can now create a third dimension by adding light and shadows, textures, just like kids see in other animated movies. Character: Go back, child! I’ll slice you open, then grind your bones until they are dust! GORDON ROBERTSON: In the pilot episode of, the 3-D story of David and Goliath literally jumps off the screen. Character: Stand still, so I can kill you! Character: No! This battle is the Lord’s. You will not strike me today! GORDON ROBERTSON: Emmy award winner Sean Roche oversees the writing of the new version. He’s worked with major studios like Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera and Disney. Sean Roche: None of us could do this alone. It’s a monumental undertaking. And we’re just excited to be this little piece that we bring to it. GORDON ROBERTSON: Once a script is finalized, sketches are turned into 3-D computer characters. Then frame-by-frame the characters are combined with backgrounds. As funds become available, CBN will produce the first 13 episodes, bringing the Bible to life. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRY MEEUWSEN: Bringing the Bible to life is what we’ve been doing through Superbook for years, but today there is an opportunity to enter new countries, to reach new children, a whole new generation of kids. And where we’ve been able to share Superbook in the past, we’ve seen that when the children come, their parents come also, and it’s pretty exciting. GRAPHIC: FOR YOUR GIFT OF $25 OR MORE 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM Lots and lots of opportunity. So we want to ask you to help us do that. It is incredibly costly to do this, Gordon. It’s a really amazing animation process that goes into one of these. GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, our budget for the first 13 episodes, it’s a lot of money. It’s six million dollars. And that’s roughly 500,000 dollars an episode to make one of these happen. So it’s a big task, but we’ve seen the results of this around the world. In the nation of Japan, the idea was how do we make the Bible a bestselling book? There was the New Living translation of the Bible being released at the same time. And it worked. The Bible got on the bestseller list. TERRY MEEUWSEN: And what I’m excited about with this project is that it literally is going from Genesis to Revelation. And it’s scripture as it was written. So it’s a wonderful opportunity to do what you were just talking about with our guest, which is getting the Word inside, so that it really has impact. It’s a great opportunity. You don’t want to miss being a part of that. GORDON ROBERTSON: That’s right. Well, CBN Superbook was one of the first Christian programs broadcast in the former Soviet Union. Now the children of Superbook have grown up, and they’re passing the legacy on to their kids. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * YANA ALLEN MIA EVANS-SARACUAL: Yana Allen remembers her childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, right after the fall of communism. There, Yana saw CBN’s Superbook program for the first time. Yana Allen: This cartoon started coming on and it was so bright and colorful. And we kind of were glued to the TV. MIA EVANS-SARACUAL: Yana was eager to learn more about Jesus. So she wrote a letter to CBN WorldReach in Kiev, Ukraine, and received a Bible in the mail. Yana Allen: I really didn’t know what to do with it. So I knew it was really precious, really powerful. This is really important, so I kept it under my pillow. And sometimes I would pull it out and just kind of pet it and look at it and even kiss it and put it back, because I was so excited to get it, because I never held a Bible in my life before in my hands. I don’t think I’d ever seen Bible in my life before. MIA EVANS-SARACUAL: Yana began attending church despite her family’s objections. Yana Allen: I had a really good friend in this church. I was sharing with her that I really didn’t know what to do next. And she said, “Open the Bible, put your finger on the verse, any verse, and this is what God wants you to hear. And He will take care of it.” MIA EVANS-SARACUAL: Yana tried it, and found Isaiah 55. Yana Allen: “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.” I just fell on my face, and I asked Jesus to come into my life. I didn’t know that you had to pray some special prayer, but the Holy Spirit had led me to Him. I knew for sure that God is in me now and I’m saved and I’m forgiven and I’m redeemed, and I was excited! He was that Jesus that I knew from the Superbook cartoons. MIA EVANS-SARACUAL: In 2002, she met Michael Allen, who was visiting Ukraine on a missions trip. The two married and began their new life together in America. Michael and Yana are CBN partners, and they’re excited about CBN’s new Superbook animated series. It’s a gift they now share with their own children. Michael Allen: One of the things about CBN that makes me want to support them over and above our tithe is the ministry that they do around the world. What better way to reach children than a cartoon. Yana Allen: Just think about it. Sixteen years ago, 20 years ago, that little girl who had been watching the cartoon now is able to support it. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GORDON ROBERTSON: It’s amazing what happens and the transformation that can happen when you just get people exposed to the Bible stories. And that’s what we’re trying to do. And we’re asking you to participate, to help us produce the new series. GRAPHIC: FOR YOUR GIFT OF $25 OR MORE 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM So we’re asking for a special gift of 25 dollars or more. That will go 100 percent to the production costs of the new series. And we’re hoping to do not just 13. We’re hoping to do a full 104, so we can have two solid broadcast years of the Bible stories. That’s how the Superbook, Flying House episodes, they were 104 episodes, and it went around the world. And we’re looking to update the look. We’re looking to go from Genesis all the way to Revelation. We want to focus specifically on the New Testament, the stories of Jesus, the parables of Jesus, the miracles of Jesus. And you can be a part of it with your gift of 25 dollars or more. It would make a great Christmas present. If you’ve got children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, it will make a great gift for them as well. So call that number: 800-759-0700. You can log on to CBN.com, too. On the giving page, there is a special box to check that will guarantee your gift goes 100 percent to Superbook. So log on. You can give through the Internet. TERRY MEEUWSEN: I have to tell you a cute story. I was in Turkey recently, and I met a young woman who was Serbian. And she’s been doing some work with orphans in Serbia. And I said to her, “Oh, Anna, get a Serbian Bible and get them in the Word. It will change their lives.” And she said, “Oh, the Serbian Bible is too complicated for these children. Send me Superbook. That’s what I grew up with, and it’s how I know Jesus.” Really. So there is another generation working with kids coming up behind her, who grew up knowing the Lord because of Superbook. So this a rich opportunity to reach out to the world. In fact, recently we sent out a copy of the new Superbook pilot to some of our partners, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten back. We’d like you to hear what they had to say. Take a look. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SUPERBOOK COMMENT STORY Jennifer Cox: We love it, my husband and I as much as the children. Adam Cox: It’s right up there with some of the Disney movies I’ve seen out there. The computer animation is great. Angela Shaw: Anything that will help children and be a good influence on them, I’m all for it. And I was real impressed with it, with the Superbook series. Dexter Quito: I remember watching Superbook growing up in the Philippines, around ten, 11, 12 years old. And mom would call us, me and my two brothers to watch Superbook, especially David and Goliath. It taught me a lot of really good, solid Bible principles. I’m really grateful for CBN and for allowing us to see and watch Superbook. Judi Pickett: Superbook is just an exciting tool to use. My granddaughters came over one night, and we put it on, and they fell in love with it. They just absolutely love it. And so we didn’t watch it once or twice. We’ve been watching it many times. I think I could probably repeat every word. Jennifer Cox: In this day and age, it seems like everything you see on TV and on the news, it’s negative. And I think it gives a real good, just a reminder that with God anything is possible. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRY MEEUWSEN: An open door, and it lies before us. Let’s walk through it together. GRAPHIC: FOR YOUR GIFT OF $25 OR MORE 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM For your gift of 25 dollars or more, you can help us make this a reality, from Genesis to Revelation. And by the way, as Gordon was just talking about this first series that’s out, if you give your gift now, we want you to know it is soon enough that we can get this to you so you can use for Christmas gifts this year. So be sure to let us hear from you right now. There is the number again: 1-800-759-0700. Or log on to CBN.com. GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, as a young girl, Jasmin loved the idea of school, because for her, school meant sitting at home and watching Superbook. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * JASMIN WILLERER TIM BRANSON: Before Jasmin Willerer was old enough to go to kindergarten, she loved to play school time at home in the Philippines. That’s because it included watching one of her favorite TV shows. Jasmin Willerer: So every time Superbook would come on and a string of other childhood cartoons, I would put on one of my sister’s uniforms and watch in front of the TV. And that would be my school. TIM BRANSON: Jasmin loved the show so much, she prayed that she could be a Superbook character. Jasmin Willerer: And here are all the other kids with a magic book that transports them into Jesus’ time, which is even more special. TIM BRANSON: Now that Jasmin is a mom, she wants her son to learn those stories, too. And what better way than through the new HD version of Superbook. Jasmin Willerer: I want him to watch Superbook because I want him to be exposed and understand stories about Jesus, stories about the Bible. Character: What can one child not do when that child goes with God? Jasmin Willerer: So something that he will enjoy at his age and will be able to carry on with him throughout later in life. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GORDON ROBERTSON: I saw firsthand the impact of Superbook on the nation of the Philippines, where every Saturday morning on the number one network, Superbook was broadcast for years and generations were affected by it. 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TERRY MEEUWSEN: And you know what, really one of the great concerns of every cook in America cooking a turkey is keeping it moist. It’s really hard to do that. GORDON ROBERTSON: Now you’ve been using a roaster. I’ve been using, and I’ve used the oven cooked turkeys, and it wasn’t until I found out the secret of brining that I understood how to create a moist turkey. TERRY MEEUWSEN: What is—I’ve never heard of that. What is brining? GORDON ROBERTSON: Brining is simple. It is taking salt, adding it to water and creating a liquid that you then put the turkey into. And completely immerse the entire bird into this salted water. And you do it overnight or for a minimum of four hours, and you now have something that is going to retain moisture and be moist meat. Turkey is naturally dry, because there is no fat in it. There is no fat and no marbling. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Right. GORDON ROBERTSON: So it’s naturally dry, and when you roast it for two and a half hours, all, whatever moisture was in it, is going to evaporate out. But if you do it this way . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: So this kind of holds it in there. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . you’re going to end up with some moistness. TERRY MEEUWSEN: And this is kosher salt, it looks like? GORDON ROBERTSON: This is kosher salt, just because it’s a little thicker, and, I don’t know, I actually think it tastes better. Anyway, we’ve got a whole big pot of water here, because you need a lot of water. You’re going to need a lot of salt to brine it. We’re just going to pour that in there. I’ve got some other ingredients that go in with this brine. I like it kind of peppery, and you put about three or four tablespoons of pepper into it. Whoa, that’s coming off. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Right to you. GORDON ROBERTSON: That will wake you up. A tablespoon, about, of ginger. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Wow. I love these. GORDON ROBERTSON: We add some aromatic, and these are bay leaves. And this pepper is making me go, “Woo!” Okay. Just throw those in. And now you just stir that around, and you dissolve everything that’s in this big pot. And you let it come to a boil. And you’ve got to make sure that all that salt is completely dissolved. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: Now when you’ve gotten it to that point, and it’s been brought to a boil, we’ve got some other ingredients for you that really help the taste of the turkey. This is maple syrup. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Real maple syrup. GORDON ROBERTSON: Real maple syrup, about 24 ounces. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Wow. Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: So it’s a lot. Once this is cooled, you put the maple syrup in, and it dissolves it. Well, I shouldn’t say cooled. Once it’s off the boil, you put that in. Now it’s another 24 ounces of honey. All of that makes for a very nice, browned bird. The sweetness cuts against that pepper, and it really infuses the meat with a whole lot of flavor. TERRY MEEUWSEN: And are these just for good looks or are we using them? GORDON ROBERTSON: No, they’re not just for good looks, but you don’t put those into the water just yet. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: You add that to the brine once it’s cooled. Now something really important, dealing with any kind of poultry, you’ve got to be very careful about bacteria growing. TERRY MEEUWSEN: The temperature that you—right. GORDON ROBERTSON: You cannot put hot, brine water and turkey together . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . or you’re going to end up with a lot of sick guests. You’ve got to let it cool down to room temperature or you’re going to create bacteria in your bird overnight that you really don’t want. TERRY MEEUWSEN: So this has to completely cool. GORDON ROBERTSON: You’ve got it. Now, we have got it completely cool. TERRY MEEUWSEN: The magic of television. GORDON ROBERTSON: The magic of television. It’s already been done for us. The magic of having a great, wonderful staff. And as you can see, you end up with this amber-looking liquid that’s got a wonderful flavor and aroma to it. And that’s what it—it sort of looks like stock. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes. GORDON ROBERTSON: And that is what you brine your bird in. And you need a whole lot of it, because most turkeys are anywhere from 12 to 16 pounds. So . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: I go for the 30-pounder. GORDON ROBERTSON: Now the secret of how to get it brined is this little thing here. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, this is one of those stretchy . . . . GORDON ROBERTSON: Right. You just want a plastic trash bag. Make sure it’s clean. Make sure it’s not one of those scented ones, because all of that will come into your bird. You just want a regular, plastic trash bag, and you want a cooler. Because again, the key is to make sure that you’re not—I’d better turn this off or we’re going to start melting things here. The key is you want to make sure that this bird does not go above 60 degrees. And if we can see inside there, you’ll see all the ice. We’ve got a plastic bag. We have the bird inside. You take your cool brine. You pour it in there. You’ve got enough volume here to completely cover that bird. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: Then you take these wonderful . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: Lemons. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . lemons and oranges, and put that in there, and that just adds a nice . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: Do you put them in there around the bird? GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . citrus—yes. It adds a nice citrus to the outside of the bird. TERRY MEEUWSEN: We close this up. GORDON ROBERTSON: Okay. Now . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: Overnight. You do this at least four hours. GORDON ROBERTSON: At least four hours. I like to do it overnight to make sure that it fully incorporates. The next thing you do—you’re good at this. TERRY MEEUWSEN: That’s my best part, unfortunately. GORDON ROBERTSON: How many do you cook for on Thanksgiving? TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, mercy. About 20-some, I guess? GORDON ROBERTSON: You’ve got to have two birds then. TERRY MEEUWSEN: No, I have about a 30-pound bird, and we usually do a ham, too. And . . . . GORDON ROBERTSON: Oh, you might want to go to two, because I think the smaller birds taste better. Okay, now, we have a smaller bird right over there. This is a fresh turkey, and if you’ve never had a fresh turkey—just put it right there. I’ll do the heavy lifting from now on. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Thank you. I’ll let you. GORDON ROBERTSON: This is a cast iron pot, and they actually call this a goose roaster. You can get one of these—I don’t recommend those ones that you get in the supermarket, that are thin. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Right. Right. GORDON ROBERTSON: They leave hot spots, and they really tend to overcook in some areas and undercook in others. A real heavy, stainless steel pan or cast iron, or I really like those old fashioned enamel ones. TERRY MEEUWSEN: I know exactly, those kind of specked or dark ones. GORDON ROBERTSON: Those are—you can find them in flea markets and occasionally on e-Bay. And they’re just really—it’s the way to go. Into the bottom of the pan, you want to put some cut carrots. TERRY MEEUWSEN: In the bottom? GORDON ROBERTSON: Yes. This will create just a nice, little vegetable bed. Celery and onions, the trifecta of Hannah. Now we’ve got two, different tricks here. One is a roasting rack. The other is a neat, little trick that I just learned about this week, where you just take aluminum foil and make it into a coil . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: A coil, yes. GORDON ROBERTSON: . . . . and you can put the bird on top of that. Either one. You then want to stuff the bird. Because it’s a brined bird, you can’t stuff it with bread stuffing, because it just will make a mush. A lot of water is going to come out of this bird as you cook it. But I really like apples inside, onions. And one of the real differences in taste is using fresh herbs, and I really like sage and fresh sprigs of rosemary. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes, that’s great. GORDON ROBERTSON: Which just really add a whole lot of flavor to it. Then finally, either butter or olive oil, you rub into the top of the turkey. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: And that will make your skin crisp, and it will really help the flavor. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Great. GORDON ROBERTSON: Now finally is when you get all the stuff together and assembled and get it ready for the oven, the final trick to making sure that you don’t burn the top is take some foil and make a tent. I don’t know if this will work, but you want to loosely tent the top. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: And that will add moisture to it, and it will keep it from scorching the skin at the top. Okay. You want to see how this tastes? TERRY MEEUWSEN: I would love to see how it tastes. GORDON ROBERTSON: We are going to go over and find the real cook in my household, my wife Katharyn. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Hi, Katharyn. Katharyn Robertson: Hello. That bird looks so nice. TERRY MEEUWSEN: It’s good to see you. Did you do all of this? Look at this? Wow. Katharyn Robertson: Someone else did the turkey, and it’s beautiful. It couldn’t be prettier. It’s just perfect. GORDON ROBERTSON: You did do all of this. Katharyn Robertson: I did. I did. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Now what do you have that you serve along with turkey here? Katharyn Robertson: Well, we always do some sweet potato casserole of some sort. I like one that has something different, butternut squash added in it. And our recipe for that is on the web site. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Great. Katharyn Robertson: So CBN.com’s got the web site for that. With a little topping of oatmeal and brown sugar. And if you—every family has a biscuit that they like. I like a sweet potato biscuit, and we have that recipe also on the web site. And then your basic pie. GORDON ROBERTSON: See all the moisture that’s in there. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Look at that bird. Wow. GORDON ROBERTSON: This is a brined bird. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Wow. GORDON ROBERTSON: See, that is not the dry turkey meat that we’re all used to. TERRY MEEUWSEN: That’s amazing. GORDON ROBERTSON: Woops. I’m messing up here. Anyway. Katharyn Robertson: But it was a hit at our house last year. I don’t think we’ll ever go back to doing turkey the regular way. It’s a little more work, takes a few more steps. But it was so worth it. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, half the fun of Thanksgiving at our house, and I imagine it’s this way for yours, too, is just smelling it all and the fun of preparing it. And it gives you time to really contemplate on how grateful you are for all of your blessings. Katharyn Robertson: Very grateful. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Look at that. Y’all, I’m going to be over about—what time do you . . . .? GORDON ROBERTSON: You’ve got to try one of those sweet potato biscuits, but first try the turkey and see what did all that do for flavor. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, my word. It’s so moist. Wow. I’ve got to have some of that. Katharyn Robertson: Everybody likes their sweet potatoes a certain way. Some like the marshmallows. GORDON ROBERTSON: Heaven. I’m in Heaven. Katharyn Robertson: I’m the brown sugar crumble person. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay, wait. GORDON ROBERTSON: All right, you’ve got to try that, too. TERRY MEEUWSEN: I’m a northerner, I just want to say. There is a plaque in my living room that says, “I wasn’t born here, but I got down here as fast as I could.” This is fabulous. GORDON ROBERTSON: Isn’t that great? These are all new traditions in our home, since we moved back from Manila to try to celebrate Thanksgiving. We found out how important Thanksgiving was living in Manila, living in another country where they didn’t have the holiday and really getting into touch with what it meant for us as Americans to be living overseas, and why do we do it? If you want to know more about what we’re doing and how to make all these wonderful dishes—we didn’t have time to get to some of the pies that Katharyn has made, which is the reason I’m the large man I am today. But anyway, you can find all of these recipes on CBN.com. And all you have to do to find out how to cook this wonderful food—it’s remarkably easy. If I can do it, you can do it, too. Just go to CBN.com. GRAPHIC: FOR GORDON’S HOLIDAY RECIPES LOG ON TO CBN.COM TERRY MEEUWSEN: Can I tell you, you need to make all of that, because it is off the chain, as they say. Fabulous food, fabulous recipes, and very doable. Very doable. GORDON ROBERTSON: Yes. I’ll say it again. If I can do it, you can do it. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Don’t listen to him say that, because the man is gourmet. But listen, if I can do it, you can do it. GORDON ROBERTSON: Those are easy. Yes, I’ve gotten into some complicated recipes. Yes, but those were all pretty easy. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Fabulous. GORDON ROBERTSON: And there is some prep time, particularly with the bird, but that sweet potato dish is to die for. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Oh, with the butternut squash. It’s an annual at our house. GORDON ROBERTSON: That’s Katharyn’s recipe, and it’s beautiful. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Fabulous. GORDON ROBERTSON: And remarkably easy to do. With the biscuits, there is some technique. You can’t over mix, or they will get hard. TERRY MEEUWSEN: I don’t do biscuits as a northerner. I just can’t. GORDON ROBERTSON: Really? TERRY MEEUWSEN: No. I can’t. GORDON ROBERTSON: But you like them. TERRY MEEUWSEN: I’d have hockey pucks. I know. GORDON ROBERTSON: You like them. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Which is a northern thing, but not what we’re shooting for on Thanksgiving. GORDON ROBERTSON: This year I think I’m going to experiment a little bit. I’ve been assigned—we’re cooking for 30. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Good grief. GORDON ROBERTSON: And so I’ve been assigned the turkeys. And I like the smaller birds, so I’m going to make two of them, and then do a turkey breast on top of it. And one of them, I’m going to try a different kind, a dry brine. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Ooh, will you share that? GORDON ROBERTSON: Yes. Yes. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: That will be coming soon. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Great. GORDON ROBERTSON: But that requires . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: CBN.com. GORDON ROBERTSON: That requires a three day prep. TERRY MEEUWSEN: How do you do three days with a turkey? GORDON ROBERTSON: Well, you’ve got to thaw the thing anyway. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, I get fresh. GORDON ROBERTSON: You do? TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes. GORDON ROBERTSON: Okay. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. Three days with fresh. I have to go Gordon’s. GORDON ROBERTSON: So it’s going to take up a huge amount of your refrigerator for three days. That’s not one for the cooler overnight, because you can’t ever let a turkey come to room temperature. You can’t do that, unless you want to get people really sick. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Be cautious. GORDON ROBERTSON: So three days in the refrigerator with a dry . . . . TERRY MEEUWSEN: That’s very biblical, isn’t it? Three days, and then, boom, that turkey is ready to go. GORDON ROBERTSON: Ready for the oven. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay, well, all those recipes . . . . . GORDON ROBERTSON: I don’t know how biblical that is. TERRY MEEUWSEN: All those recipes are on CBN.com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRING IT ON TERRY MEEUWSEN: Hey, let’s answer some e-mail before we get in trouble here. Okay, oh, I got him. I love that when that happens. Okay. GORDON ROBERTSON: Lazarus, come forth. That was four days. TERRY MEEUWSEN: You, too, can name your bird. Okay, here we go. This is Clayton—okay, moving along—who says, “Dear Gordon, my younger brother has been dating a really . . . .” TERRY MEEUWSEN: He puts quote, “. . . . trashy girl. My parents don’t approve. My mom figures she can’t control what her son does, but she can control what goes on in her house, so she’s banned the girl from coming over. My younger brother then decided to move out of the house and move in with this girlfriend. This has caused problems for my family. My mom is upset over the brother’s rebellion. My dad is upset at my mom for delivering an ultimatum. And I am caught in the middle. What now?” GORDON ROBERTSON: Clayton, let me give you some advice that my mother gave me: prayer works. Sometimes when you’re involved in families, things can get a little messy and a little sticky, and you’re caught in the middle. And do you take your mom’s side? Do you take your dad’s side? Do you take your brother’s side? What side do you take? And pray. Sometimes we think in our own human effort we can make a difference, we can do something. Something has to be done. And as soon as you start thinking that, stop and say, “This is something that only God can do. And can God open my brother’s eyes to see?” And if you’re saying really trashy girl, “Can God open my brother’s eyes to see?” And here’s something my mother did with me. You can pray people away. She did that. She doesn’t like to brag about it too much. But you can pray people away. TERRY MEEUWSEN: That’s a thought. I hadn’t thought about that. You can also pray them in to the Kingdom. GORDON ROBERTSON: You can pray them in. You can pray them away. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes. Yes. GORDON ROBERTSON: “Lord, open their eyes.” TERRY MEEUWSEN: Prayer changes things. GORDON ROBERTSON: All right. We’ve got time for one more? TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay, this is Debbie, who says, “Is fear a negative emotion or a demonic spirit? Is there a difference between a spirit of fear and the human emotion of fear?” GORDON ROBERTSON: There is a difference, but both are spiritual forces. And you realize that the human spirit is a spiritual force. And when the human spirit has fear, that has a spiritual power as well. So it can be a demonic force. It can be a human inspired one. It never comes from God. And to solve it, realize perfect love casts out all fear. And the only source of perfect love is God Almighty. When you have His perfect love coming into you, into your innermost being, it will drive all that fear away, whether it’s based on human or based on demonic. And you can have the peace that passes all understanding. That’s all the time we have for this program. We leave you with these words from Mark 16:15 . . . . GRAPHIC: Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (NKJV) . . . . “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” And I hope you have a very good Thanksgiving. Have some turkey. God bless. We’ll see you again. GRAPHIC: COPYRIGHT 2009 CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END SPOT: SUPERBOOK CHRISTMAS VERSION ANNOUNCER: Just in time for Christmas, it’s the new Superbook. Now re-imagined from the classic CBN cartoon, a new series featuring amazing Bible stories, brought to life using state of the art animation. Character: Oh, that’s pretty cool. ANNOUNCER: It makes the perfect Christmas gift for the kids in your life. They will be entertained and learn biblical values as they join Chris, Joy and Gizmo in their travels through time. In the first episode, A Giant Adventure, Chris and friends land in ancient Israel, where they meet David and witness his fierce battle against the giant Goliath. 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