I have been a fan of Drive Thru History® since I was introduced to it not that long ago. I had heard so many of my friends talking about it, so I was glad to experience it for myself! Their newest release is Drive Thru History® “Acts to Revelation” and it is a great addition!
I wasn’t sure exactly how these DVDs would work their way through Acts to Revelation. The whole family was excited to find out!
I had previously reviewed Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” which was the first experience I had with the company. You can read that review here. So you can see why I was so excited that there was a new series!
The packaging on their products is always phenomenal. So very well done, great quality.
There are three DVDs in the set. They fit within the little ‘book’ so well, it makes it great for taking in your purse or something, without fear of them falling out.
Also included is a little study guide, or basically I call it an episode review. This is not removable, which is how I prefer it anyway!
Each episode has a coordinating section in the guide. The first page of each section has a Bible verse with a picture behind it. There is mention on where or what that picture is. The next page is just a very quick summary of that episode as well as a few more images.
The third page has some discussion questions, as you can see in the image above. There are only five questions. They make for some good discussion topics. They also help to just reiterate what you watched. If you aren’t sure of the answer, you can skip to the back for the answers, but really, the questions aren’t too difficult, but sometimes it is the names of people that threw us off!
The last page of each section is a little side road section. Basically an interesting tidbit of information that goes with that particular episode. As well, there are more images. So each episode section only has four pages each.
The artwork throughout the study guide is beautiful. It gives you an idea of the images included on the DVDs, but during the show, they seem to come alive. It is all quite fascinating!
There are also photographs included in the book. Places of significance that Dave Stotts traveled to throughout the series. These are beautiful as well.
This only covers the book and the DVDs! The episodes themselves are pretty dang awesome as well! Check out the trailer
Dave Stotts is just the perfect narrator for these. He has a good way of explaining things or covering events without making them boring. He throws some jokes in there and just generally looks like he is having a good time.
We always appreciate the different vehicles he drives, and I think other people must comment on that as well, because he always talks about them. 🙂 Still impressed that Steve McQueen the Land Rover is still going, it’s about as old as I am!
We’ve almost finished the whole set of DVDs. One of my favorite episodes, just for the fun factor, is where he went into a local restaurant. He ordered some food and they kept bringing out the food. It was interesting to see what local food he was eating. And we all had a chuckle at the table in back of him looking at all the food on his table as well…
I can’t even imagine traveling to any of the places that he went to during this series, much less even just one of them! He makes us all want to go and visit these locations.. although some of them aren’t the best to go to at the moment.
We soon found out how he tied in the whole Acts to Revelation thing. Each of the books of the Bible were shown on a map and he went to the places involved with those books. The series followed the different Apostles and told the stories of what happened in that part of the Bible.
The last episode mentions that they will be going on a road trip through the seven churches addressed in the Book of Revelation. We are excited to watch that one, and we are almost there!
I can’t believe how many of these structures are still around. So many things could have brought them down. It is fascinating..
These series do so much to make you really look deep into yourself….it’s quite a personal experience… The beginning of Christianity! Think how long ago that actually was…and all that occurred. You really do just sit awe struck during these shows and for long after.
I think these would be fantastic to watch with someone that is new to church or Christianity. It is such an easy way to see what happened and where. So many conversations could happen after watching even just one episode!
With Dave narrating about the specific occurrences in the Bible while actually being in these locations is just pretty amazing. Next best thing to being there yourself!