We enjoy Drive Thru History® here at my house so everyone was thrilled when Drive Thru History® “Acts to Revelation” arrived! If you have read my blog before you will know that I LOVE Drive Thru History!!! It is such a fun and entertaining way to learn history. We have enjoyed their American history and Bible history. We had reviewed The Gospels before (you can see that review here). Now with the addition of this new one, Acts to Revelation we have the ENTIRE New Testament.
We love to watch the episodes together. Sometimes it’s with my middle schooler and my littles, sometimes it’s with my college age student home for spring break. It is a time to stop, grab some popcorn and be together and learn.
I am fascinated with Bible history and the story behind the story. Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History takes you to the part of the world where these things actually happened and tells the entire story. It’s beautiful how more and more of the ancient past is being revealed and proving what we already know from the Bible.
Here are the Episode Titles:
Episode 1: The Gospel shared at Pentecost
Episode 2: The Church grows at Jerusalem
Episode 3: The Gospel Spreads o the Gentiles
Episode 4: Saul of Tarsus & the Road to Damascus
Episode 5: Paul’s first Missionary Journey: The island of Cyprus
Episode 6: The Journey Continues: Pamphylia, Glatia & Asia Minor
Episode 7: The Jerusalem Council & Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Episode 8: The Second Journey Continues: Philippi and Thessalonica
Episode 9: A Road Trip to Athens
Episode 10: Ancient Corinth
Episode 11: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey: Ephesus
Episode 12: Paul’s Final Trip to Trip to Jerusalem & Caesarea
Episode 13: Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
Episode 14: A Final Journey to Rome
Episode 15: The Martyrdom of Paul & Peter
Episode 16:John and the Island of Patmos
Episode 17: The Seven Churches of Revelation
Episode 18: The Book Closes on the New Testament Period
This series starts with Acts. I love Acts! It sets up the church after Jesus’ death and resurrection. I loved seeing where this took place. I’m not sure I’ll be visiting there anytime soon, but I know what it looks like now.
In each episode paintings from many different time periods are shown. They are absolutely gorgeous, it’s neat to see how the art styles changed, but depicted the same Biblical story.
We skipped around a little this time and didn’t work straight through the episodes. I kinda wanted to skip to the last chapter and see what happened. I know the Revelation story and wanted to see how Dave did it. It’s not what I expected, but I loved it! He read the letters to each of the 7 churches and went to those cities and showed us around. Not all of them are cities today, some are buried. It was neat to see the map, how far away they were from each other and what they looked like. Sometimes perspective is amazing! It was a great way learn about the 7 churches in Revelation. The last episode is a great wrap up of the New Testament and the gospel message.
My favorite episodes were 1, 4 and 17. I will definitely be coming back and watching the series again. I realized as I am in planning mode for next year that The Gospels Series and Acts to Revelation are each 18 episodes and come with study guides. That’s 36 lessons! The number of weeks we usually plan school. This would be a great weekly Bible study for home or in a co-op setting.
Here is what the study guide looks like for an episode. Not only are they great discussion questions, the picture a absolutely beautiful!!!! The answers to the questions are in the back if you would like to refer to them.
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