If I can say the phrase Drive Thru History® and you don’t immediately hear the sound track in your head, I know you haven’t been introduced properly to Dave Stotts. Here at our house we are huge fans of Drive Thru History® ! We recently had the opportunity to review their latest series called “Acts to Revelation.”
I may have begged and pleaded just a little to get a hold of this one. Not only are we always overly amused by Dave’s antics in his videos, but he makes history come alive. Being a huge history buff myself, I want my children to be just as fascinated by the stories that make up humankind across the years.
Originally I wanted to be a part of this review because we are studying the book of Acts and I wanted a visual for us to go along with it. But I’m so glad that we are getting to dive in deeper into the whole story of the first Christians. Only a portion of the 18 episodes focuses on Acts so the rest of videos are an awesome bonus to our bible study time, and the kids haven’t complained at all about taking the extra time to watch them. The study guide has given us some fun discussions.
Oh yes! The Study Guide:
The Acts to Revelation comes with a study guide that you can use with your children as you work your way through the episodes.
The study guide begins with a summary of the episode and then has a set of discussion questions that can be used to dig deeper and ensure understanding. With each episode there are scripture readings to dive into. The pictures throughout the guide let you see relevant buildings, scenery and structures that tell part of the story.
If you have ever visited the Drive Thru History® website, then you are familiar with Side Roads. The included study guide also has those fun side road stories that jump just a little bit deeper into the story by giving some added information about the time period, the city or the building that is being referenced.
What we loved:
I already mentioned that Dave is hilarious. I can kind of imagine him as the kind of guy that everyone loves to hang out with, but gets a lot of eye rolls from his wife and maybe his children. In all the videos that he produces there are a lot of cheesy jokes, which the kids LOVE.
I love that as you read through the scripture you are taken right into the heart of the Gospel. You see it come alive right in front of your eyes, and you can almost imagine the kind of guys Peter and Paul were. You begin to see what life was truly like for the first Christ followers.
I also appreciate that throughout the series, Dave does a great job explaining terms and using scripture to set the scene.
If you are wanting to think a little outside of the box for your bible study time with the kids, or you just want a fun video to watch during lunch or after school is over, I would completely recommend any of their videos.
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