Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Patterns of Evidence: review and giveaway
I first saw Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus a couple of years ago, when I reviewed it. I gave that copy away to a youth leader, and bought myself a new copy. I proceeded to give that copy away, planning to purchase yet another copy.
Then I was offered the chance to do a review and giveaway of the Director's Choice Edition. I thought it would be really interesting to review it again from a different point in life, so I quickly said yes.
This time through, I was watching with two adult children, one of whom is in school training to be a pastor. I hoped that his perspective now would be valuable. It was really fascinating to watch this with him, but I'm not sure that it really did end up giving me more insights that help to write the review.
The whole thing is fascinating.
What I most appreciate about this long film (two hours) is that Tim Mahoney is allowing all kinds of opinions to be put forth. You feel confident that you know what he believes, but he has all kinds of experts who certainly disagree, but who truly get a chance to make their points and present their case.
I find that refreshing. You are invited to hear all sorts of evidence for and against the Bible as myth... and you are invited to evaluate that evidence and decide for yourself.
There is so much information packed into this DVD that I am certain I could watch this every day for a month and still pick up new insights.
I know I just said this about a book I reviewed yesterday, but I really do think everyone should see this, and every Christian parent should watch this with their teens and young adults. My teens were glued to the screen, and this resulted in fairly extensive conversations in our household.
Check the trailer:
Now that I've written all of that, I went back to find my previous review and hoped that I was saying something a bit different. My bottom line then was:
If you trust me at all, you just need to go out and GET this DVD. We loved it. The end.
I can't argue with me.
If you go purchase this at their store, use the code MK1 to get $3 off the price of the DVD.
There are some amazing resources to go along with this. I'm really interested in the Young Explorers set. Maybe that is something I need for Christmas. Hmmm.
To win a copy, you must be in the continental US. Thanks!
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