This new DVD comes out on Aust 4th (our mini theme today, LOL), and is well worth getting if bible research intriques you!
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible. In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account. This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world. The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?" He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film. This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.
The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
Special Features on the DVD include: Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews, Behind the Music, From Film to Book, Additional Books and Resources, How to Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event and
Check out the trailer:
WOW is the bets one word description for this DVD! Mahoney decided that he didn't want to just tell the facts as he was learning them, he wanted to present them in a way that would grab the viewer and keep them watching and learning.To that extent he has great cameos, excellent filmography and a flat out amazing soundtrack (be sure to check out the special feature about it- amazing!- plus you can order a copy now too!). There is so much evidence presented that what Mahoney is saying makes perfect reasonable sense. He is actually supporting the bible in so many ways (Miss Grace was OVERJOYED to learn that Joseph's multi-colored coat was in fact REAL and immortalized in stone by the ancient Egyptians! ).
I actually had to watch this DVD three times, as the first time I didn't hear half of what was being said, thanks to Miss Grace's commentary, questions and screams, while watching with me, then the second time she had to add in additional evidence she had seen on other shows and asking 14,000 Egyptian archaeology questions (no lie). Seriously vexing, and happy parent producing at the same time. So the third time was to catch everything I missed. But having seen it three times, I can tell you I would watch it over and over! Mahoney has done such a GREAT job in bringing a bible subject to modern technology and view! this is a DVD that you will want to share over and over with friends and family! We really can't recommend it enough for yourself, your family, friends and stocking stuffers this Christmas.
You can also purchase a Hardcover book about themes from the DVD. In its almost 400 pages, it includes valuable insights and additional interviews not seen in the film, giving the reader a chance to get know the scholars and their positions better. Filled with beautiful photography of Egypt and Israel, scenes from the biblical re-creations, maps, charts, and diagrams.
One lucky BTHM reader will win their own copy of this great DVD!