Our family thought watching Dave Scotts lead our tour in the new series Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” was such an awesome experience and we are so excited to share this review with you. Let’s get started!
Approximately 2 months ago our family started watching the Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” from Drive Thru History® . Upon arrival we anxiously opened and inserted the first DVD, soon thereafter we found ourselves engulfed, watching two or three episodes in one sitting. This series is giving you the historical background to what was going on in present day, during the Life of Christ. We loved how it provided not only the physical locations but great graphics, detailed footage, and even the updated indoor tourist attractions that were around during the Life of Christ. We also learned many things about the people, disciples, and leaders mentioned in the bible because the history mentioned included their lineage as well.
In our household we decided to use these eighteen, thirty minute episodes and provided study guide as a weekly family bible study. Right after breakfast we all gathered around the television, watched an episode, and talked about what was going on using the study guide questions provided or our own. Most times after our discussion we would actually watch the next episode and converse about it as well. We always made it a point to read the Bible scripture that was discussed during each episode. My husband was also ready to answer any questions that I or our children had pertaining to what we saw.
Currently, we are thirteen episodes into this Drive Thru History® series and here is what my husband Kevin and eldest son, Bear had to say
“I think it is cool because you’re getting so much information in 30 minutes. It isn’t boring because they break the topics down and the discussion questions help you retain the information. Watching this made me feel like I was there in the moment. I also like how he gave information about before and after the current parable he was discussing.” Bear, 9 Years old
“Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” is an in depth, historical look at the stories that we are already familiar with. Even if you have heard these stories numerous times you will ABSOLUTELY benefit from watching this. These episodes give me who, what, when, where, why, and how explanation that makes you appreciate the parables even more. For example, when I’ve heard the birth story I’ve always thought about a wooden manger, as shown in pictures, I never knew it was most likely stone. This would advantageous for 5th grade or higher in a home or church setting but our son is nine and enjoyed it. This will definitely keep all ages interested.” Min. Kevin Kemp, super cool husband
As a family, we believe that this series is an excellent opportunity to sit and watch with your entire household around. Our faith is the most important thing that we can share with our children and it is required in the Bible that we should “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 It is equally important for us to teach our children scripture so they can know who the God that we serve is. They need to have a complete understanding of the love of God, rules of our religion, and the reason behind our faith. We definitely feel that this will be a great DVD series to use in a church setting as well for youth 5th grade and up, or with the adults. With anything done for children my husband always encourages that parents are involved and encouraged to participate. He also had a great idea to provide the discussion questions as a take home to those who decide to use this with a youth group.
We definitely believe that Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” series and provided study guide is a good introduction to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This would also be great as a continuation to a study that you are already doing. This series has done a phenomenal job of explaining the history of biblical times so that the viewers can have a clear understanding and correlate that to the scripture. It is truly important to acknowledge that the “God breathed text” (2 Timothy 3:16) is not mere clichés but powerful words about powerful believers who walked this Earth. We think Drive Thru History® did a great job of explaining the times and will definitely be enjoyed by all who are ready to learn the background of the scriptures, Heavenly Father, and resurrected savior we know and love.
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Make today historical,