Our family could not pass up this review, we absolutely love the series Drive Thru History® with Dave Stotts! In Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”, Dave takes us on his most exciting adventure yet as he tells the story of Jesus from the locations recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Dave does his best to harmonize the Gospel accounts and present them in chronological order as he dives into the history, archaeology, geography, and art surrounding the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in the first four books of the New Testament. As we’ve come to expect, each episode is fun, adventurous, and family-friendly. I love how Dave adds humor to each episode! He even cooks up some Texas barbeque while driving through one episode in a ’76 Land Rover! Dave travels to over fifty ancient sites in Israel to deliver the Gospels in a fresh and compelling way.
The DVD set includes three DVDs and a full-color study guide. There are six episodes per disc and each episode is approximately 30 minutes. With nearly nine hours of captivating content designed for all ages, this series teaches Bible, history, and geography all in one set. The episodes can be used as family entertainment, a small group study, a Sunday school curriculum, or a homeschool supplement. In this special edition package, Dave includes a 118-page study guide to help you and your group better engage the content. The study guide includes a summary, discussion questions, and side road tips for each episode. I encourage you to watch each episode and then discuss some of the suggested topics with your family, as our family did, the episodes really get you thinking and sharing!
Episode 1 – The Historical Landscape
Episode 2 – The Announcements
Episode 3 – Jesus is Born
Episode 4 – Jesus Grows Up
Episode 5 – Jesus Starts His Ministry
Episode 6 – Jesus Returns to Galilee
Episode 7 – Jesus Begins His Miracles
Episode 8 – Jesus Teaches with Authority
Episode 9 – The Sermon on the Mount
Episode 10 – Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
Episode 11 – Jesus Travels North with His Apostles
Episode 12 – A Final Trip to Jerusalem
Episode 13 – Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
Episode 14 – The Last Supper
Episode 15 – The Trial of Jesus
Episode 16 – The Crucifixion of Jesus
Episode 17 – The Resurrection of Jesus
Episode 18 – Who is Jesus?
Dave has also included Bible readings that correspond with each episode. You can read the passages out loud together, read them quietly alone, or assign them as homework between episodes. This is totally up to you. Dave just wants to encourage everyone to read the Gospel accounts for themselves. The biographies of Jesus are truly life changing!
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