Every time I sat down, I was amazed at what I learned. I just finished watching the 18 newest episodes of Drive Thru History. Their newest series, The Gospels, is in my opinion, their most compelling yet. If you’re not already familiar with Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts, it’s a series that traces the stories of history by going on location to the places where history happened. In Drive Thru History: The Gospels, that means going on location to where Jesus was born, preached, died, and rose again. But this isn’t your routine tour of the Holy Land. This is a 9-hour series that incorporates verifiable history at every turn. From archaeological finds to the records of ancient historians, Drive Thru History: The Gospels presents the extraordinary life of Jesus of Nazareth in a clear and compelling way.
The eighteen episodes explore:
- The Historical Landscape
- The Announcement
- 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 with His Apostles
- 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?
My family could not wait to watch each episode. The time that passed while we watched each one was the fastest half hour of the day! There are so many incredible aspects of this series that it is hard to mention them all. Here are some of the ones that struck me:
Biblical: Dave does more than expound on the Gospel text. He ties together passages from throughout the Bible to help modern listeners hear and understand Jesus’ words the way His first followers did.
Historical: Who were John the Baptizer, King Herod, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, and the many other men and women who are all part of the Gospel story? You’ll learn about the times they lived in, the lives they led, and their place in history.
Archaeological: Dave travels to over 50 ancient sites to show the physical evidence that corroborates the story of the Gospels.
Relational: In addition to the DVDs, Drive Thru History: The Gospels comes with a discussion guide and suggested Gospel readings that are great for families, small groups and Sunday school classes, or homeschools.
Visual: This was one aspect I didn’t anticipate. I’ve seen many historical specials, but I’ve never seen one with the breathtaking quality of this presentation. The shots are sharp. There are overlays with key words and visual aids that are crisp and clear. There is artwork that comes alive as you watch. This is more than a special; it’s an experience.
Personally, I am already looking forward to watching it again because I know I have only just begun to absorb all the truths that the series shares. I encourage you to check out Drive Thru History: The Gospels for yourself. It is a tremendous resource that can serve your family for years to come. You can get all the details and order today from drivethruhistory.com.
And stay tuned, because I had the chance to interview Dave Stotts about the new series, too! I’ll be sharing that in the months ahead.