Movie Monday – Drive Thru History (Greece is the Word) 7/23/12

Penny Zeller, Christian Author


For this week’s Movie Monday, I am proud to highlight Drive Thru History: Greece is the Word…

Dave Stotts, along with Focus on the Family, Tyndale Publishers, and Coldwater Media, have produced yet another winner in the Drive Thru History Series. Greece is the Word is the second in the series and includes fascinating facts about Athens and Rome, among other places, divided into three segments of approximately a half hour each. Our family enjoyed seeing historical sites and learning, through well-done graphics, the history of several places that Paul traveled during his ministry.

Dave does an excellent job of tying together pieces of the past with unearthed artifacts and preserved architecture, and how it all combines with the historical accuracy of the Bible. One of our favorite things about the Drive Thru History series is the humor that Dave infuses into each segment, which makes learning fun! I would highly recommend this DVD for family movie night, homeschoolers, youth rallies, and anyone over 7 or 8 years old who loves history.

Movie Monday – Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts – Holy Land – Temple, Cross, and the Empty Tomb

Penny Zeller, Christian AuthorThis week’s Movie Monday movie suggestion is Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts – Holy Land – Temple, Cross, and the Empty Tomb.

Dave Stotts cruises through another interesting history lesson in his latest DVDThe entire DVD is interesting and full of information and takes viewers to a variety of places in Israel.  This DVD contains three separate shows regarding the Temple, Cross, and Empty Tomb, and the episodes are as follows:

Episode 1: Mount Moriah, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall

Episode 2: Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Bethesda, Kidron Valley, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane

Episode 3: Prophecies, Caiaphas, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Our family’s favorite was the last episode where Dave discusses the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus and takes us to the place where Jesus stood trial. We view the tomb of Caiaphas the Priest, and other fascinating archeological discoveries. To be able to see where Jesus walked, taught, and died for our sins is beyond amazing and truly brings the Bible to life.

There is nothing objectionable in any of the Drive Thru History movies, and they make for excellent learning tools for homeschool. But that isn’t the only use for these videos. Families will enjoy watching them for entertainment on family night and learning about the places in the Bible.

Dave Stotts has a gift for teaching and presents these videos in an interesting and informative way. This is yet another Drive Thru History that I highly recommend!

Reviews of other episodes of Drive Thru History can be found at the following links:

Drive Thru History – Holy Land – Volumes 1 & 2

Drive Thru History – Greece is the Word

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Movie Monday – Drive Thru History Holy Land Volumes 1 & 2 – 2/20/12

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

This week’s family movie night suggestion is Drive Thru History With Dave Stotts: The Holy Land Volumes 1 & 2…

As most of you probably know by now, I (along with my entire family) am a huge Drive Thru History fan. When I heard that the first two volumes in the new Holy Land Series were released on DVD, I immediately knew I had to go shopping! 🙂

Dave Stotts, the host of Drive Thru History again brings viewers into the world of fascinating history in Volume 1: Egypt to Qumran – Covenants, Kings, and the Promised Land; and in Volume 2: Jericho to Megiddo – Conquest, Canaanites, and the Holy City. Each volume contains three episodes for a total of 85-90 minutes.

Typical of Dave Stotts, he brings history to life with his intriguing historical facts and well-done visual effects. And let’s not forget his quirky humor! This time he drives through Israel in a Fiat, traveling the roads to the places of Jerusalem, Masada, Samaria, Shiloh, and Beersheeba, just to name a few.

As I watched these movies, I had several “ah hah” moments, as I connected the words of the Bible with the places Dave visited. I was able to put a visual with the accounts in the Bible, including the place where David slayed Goliath and the place where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well. The archeological evidence is astounding! My favorite part was seeing the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and then finding out a bit about the men who discovered the amazing scrolls while herding sheep.

Perfect for families, homeschoolers, youth groups, and anyone who loves history, especially Biblical and ancient history, these newest volumes ofDrive Thru History are a must have for any DVD library. There is nothing objectionable in either volume, although young children may not yet be interested. Also, the brief information about David slaying Goliath may scare very young viewers if they are not familiar with the account.

I highly recommend these latest volumes in the Drive Thru History saga!

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