Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Homeschool Review Crew Review: Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels"

My son and I were ecstatic when we learned about the opportunity we would have to review the newest Drive Thru History® series. My son learns exponentially from these amazing videos. We soared through Drive Thru History® Ancient History and Drive Thru History® American History on SchoolhouseTeachers. Furthermore Dave Stotts keeps my son engaged throughout the entire series. We couldn't wait to see what the Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels" series had to say about the life of Jesus.

The Journey:

Students of all ages will enjoy taking a journey with Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels" host Dave Stotts as he takes them on a trek through Israel to delve into the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus as told in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the New Testament of the Bible. Throughout the series, Dave visits more than fifty ancient sites that reiterate the truth of Scripture with archeological and historical evidence. As my son so clearly states, "You are virtually walking in the very places that Jesus himself walked." Seeing the Gospels come alive in vivid color makes them more than a dot on a map. It makes the history of Jesus's life come alive in a very real way as the DVD transports you to a different place, a different way of life, and a different time in history. You no longer have to imagine the Sea of Galilee where the Disciples fished or the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed because you've now seen them. This three DVD set has eighteen lessons total with each episode lasting approximately thirty minutes each for a total of nine hours of poignant viewing.

Beautiful Scenery:

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels" has the most picturesque and breathtaking video journalism as it walks the viewer through the very places Jesus himself once trod. From sanctuaries such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre pictured above to ruins like that of the ancient Roman Aqueducts at Caesarea Maritima pictured below, these DVDs transport viewers to places they've only heard of before viewing this series. Seeing these places truly brings the Bible to life.

Roman Aqueducts at Caesarea Maritima

The Study Guide:

Drive Thru History® -"The Gospels" comes with a Study Guide, which has a section for each lesson. The Study Guide begins each section with a quote from a historical figure or Scripture. Then, it provides a short summary for the corresponding video lesson. Next comes a series of Discussion Questions that will facilitate in-depth conversation among students and parents. Each section also provides a list of corresponding Scripture. Finally, the lesson ends with a Side Road, which is a section of additional information related to the lesson just covered. Additionally, the Study Guide hosts various artwork and pictures of the areas visited in the DVDs, which accentuates its beauty.

Dave Stotts - Tour Guide Extraordinaire:

Dave Stotts is the Host and Editor of the Drive Thru History® Series. He is also the Senior Editor for Cold Water Media. Dave graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School. He then went on to earn degrees from Abilene Christian University and Westminster Theological Seminary. Dave has combined his love for God and History to create fun and entertaining educational videos that teach children about Ancient History, American History, and now the Gospels. Dave and his wife, Rebekah, are raising their four children (three boys and one girl) in Richardson, Texas.

You can learn more about Drive Thru History® on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Drive Thru History® also has a Series on Ancient History and another on American History. To read more reviews about Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels," visit the Homeschool Review Crew site to see what other members have to say about this amazing product.

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