May 29, 2014 by Jen Cudmore
Have you ever had a dream?
Okay, so that was a corny opening. But seriously, since all of us have, I want to point out a book that might inspire you to chase after it.
When I met Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales, four years ago, I was impressed with how humble and down-to-earth he was. He was one of the keynote speakers at the writers conference I attended. And he didn’t mind hugging all the moms that told him over and over how much they loved his children’s videos (on the side, of course).
He spoke about much of the same things he discussed in his book Me, Myself & Bob. Back in October I wrote a post about chasing your dreams where I touched on the gist of his lectures. I was greatly inspired by him, and enough so that I cried like a baby in front of my agent – not my finest hour, but I’m human!
This book isn’t just an account of what happened to his company – it’s about what God taught Phil during what happened. We can’t allow what we want to do for God to become more important than our Creator Himself.
Ever wondered how Bob and Larry came to be? How a young computer animator and a few friends with no money and no clue managed to launch the most successful direct-to-video series EVER? Even more interesting… how did such a huge success flame-out and fall to pieces – and what role did faith and God play in what happened to Big Idea Productions and in what has happened since then to that computer animator with the big idea?
Shortly after the bankruptcy of Big Idea Productions, Phil wrote an account on this website to briefly explain what had happened to everyone’s favorite vegetables. A lot of people really enjoyed that account – some even made it required reading for their own employees at their own ‘big ideas’. And then some asked, “But how did it all start? What was it like when it was a big hit? And what did Phil learn from the entire experience?” And Phil realized he had more to say than one website article could contain.
Two years later, here it is. The whole story. A tale so big, it could only be called Me, Myself & Bob.