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As Christians, we are called to immerse ourselves in Scripture. How else can we fully live our faith if we do not know God’s Word?
Reading The Bible is a regular activity for me. Attending Sunday Mass exposes the entire family to 3 readings and a Psalm often tying together a common theme. Yet, without digging a little deeper it might seem foreign or hard to grasp.
THIS is why I was thrilled to be on the review for Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels.” I know that seeing where Jesus lived and ministered would help to open up understanding for myself and the boys.
Digging Deeper with Drive Thru History
Other Drive Thru History® series include:
- American History
- Ancient History
- The Holy Land
My older boys watched a few of the American History ones during a homeschool co-op. They enjoyed seeing different locations and even embraced some of the host’s quirky approach. You’ve got to appreciate someone who’ll dress up like a pilgrim for a shot! The series only covers time up through the founding of the United States but is packed with a wonderful background.
Dave Stotts is back to bring some ‘awe’ to the lives of Christians with the newest series on The Gospels.
What You Get with Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”
In this new series, the viewer joins Dave Stotts as he travels through the Holy Land. Everything is presented in chronological order following the life of Jesus Christ. 50 different sites are visited during the course of the series.
As you learn more by having some background, the first episodes set the stage for the Savior’s Birth. Then you begin to walk through the Gospels from the time of the angel Gabriel visiting Mary (The Annunciation) to his birth and early years and then through Christ’s ministry.
Full episode list for Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”:
- The Historical Landscape
- The Announcements
- Jesus is Born
- Jesus Grows Up
- Jesus Starts His Ministry
- Jesus Returns to Galilee
- Jesus Begins His Miracles
- Jesus Teaches with Authority
- The Sermon on the Mount
- Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
- Jesus Travels North
- A Final Trip to Jerusalem
- Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
- The Last Supper
- The Trial of Jesus
- The Crucifixion of Jesus
- The Resurrection of Jesus
- Who is Jesus?
Watching this trailer for the series gives you an idea of what you’ll experience.
More Than Videos: Study Guide for Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”
As part of the set, there is a study guide in book format. The DVDs are in the front part of the case in front of this book. The study guide is 118 pages and includes vivid images fitting with each episode.
We would view an episode together and then use the study guide to help guide a discussion of what we viewed. Sometimes the answers were obvious to all the boys. Other times it showed that someone was not 100% focused on the show.
Our Thoughts on Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”
Reviewing most of the episodes during Lent and the Octave of Easter was perfect timing for us.
While some of the information presented was known, I found there to be quite a bit of history woven into the show which was new to all of us.
Watching Dave Stotts walk through the places where Christ walked was amazing.
Seeing how so much of the ruins are still present, often juxtaposed to modern cities, seems almost foreign for us living in an area of the world with minimal structures of any age. (Sorry, but Alaska is really a ‘new’ place when it comes to signs of civilization!)
Whether we watch American History to reinforce learning my high school son has done or maybe sticking with The Bible with The Holy Land, that is the question for what to watch next.
Don’t just take my word for how we found this to be. Visit Drive Thru History® Reviews on the Homeschool Review Crew website to see what other homeschooling parents thought about this app.