Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” DVD Review

If you are a fan of Drive Thru History® then you will love the new miniseries of Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”.  If your wondering an age range for this I thought it was good for any age but it is geared towards Grade 5 and up. The DVD set includes 18 episodes that run approximately 30 minutes. There is over 9 hours of content on the DVDs. The kids and I have been really enjoying watching and studying the episodes of Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” during this review.

Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” is really an amazing mini series that takes you through 50 Ancient sites of Israel. Dave Stotts tells the stories of Jesus through the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You will see 50 of the Ancient sites as well as learn about history, geography, archeology, and art. The 18 episodes surround the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus, just as it is recorded in the four Gospels. Things are presented in chronological order, that was nice as you weren’t constantly jumping around.

There is also a study guide that is encased in the hard cover case that houses the three DVDs. The study guide is very colorful and the pictures are stunning. The study guide works along side each episode. There is a quote to read that you will also find in the episode, a summary of what you just saw, discussion questions, verses to read in your Bible, and a fact from the bible.


  1. The Historical Landscape
  2. The Announcements
  3. Jesus is Born
  4. Jesus Grows Up
  5. Jesus Starts His Ministry
  6. Jesus Returns to Galilee
  7. Jesus Begins His Miracles
  8. Jesus Teaches With Authority
  9. There Sermon on the Mount
  10. Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
  11. Jesus Travels North with His Apostles
  12. A Final Trip to Jerusalem
  13. Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
  14. The Last Supper
  15. The Trial of Jesus
  16. The Crucifixion of Jesus
  17. The Resurrection of Jesus
  18. Who is Jesus?

How We Used This? 

I used this with both of the kids. We actually watched each episode and used the study guide.  I wanted to make sure they were really learning from it. I was really amazed at how both of the kids were really into the DVD series. It really brought things to life. It was amazing to see the places that were talked about in the Gospels. Dave Stotts does a really good job explaining things as well as keeping some humor in there to keep things interesting. The kids really liked the fact that he did drive around to these different sites. My daughter said its like your riding with him. That is coming from an 8 year old. I really found this to be a really good learning experience for all of us as well as very encouraging.

Dave Stotts had seriousness and humor through this. I thought that his excitement was really infectious. My daughter keeps saying I can’t believe he cooked meet in the car. That was something that was pretty interesting. Although I don’t think I would have eaten it. He did a very excellent job on bringing the bible to life.

Somethings that really stood out to me was a lot of the history. I really liked that in the beginning they talked about the Jewish people and the heritage. It kind of gave you a background as to the way life was back then. I didn’t realize just how much Israel went through with the different rulers as well. I really enjoyed seeing a lot of the ruins as well. I never really thought about it as being that many.

I really liked that everything went in chronological order as well. I really liked the way this did follow the stories of the Gospels.

I did jump ahead of the kids in the episodes and I just want to mention that if your watching with younger kids you might want to preview The Crucifixion of Jesus as there is some graphic content in there that might upset kids. You know your kids best so you might want to preview that before if you are concerned about it.

One thing that has really amazed me was King Herod. He built a man made mountain above sea level. On this mountain were different buildings and such. His tomb was found on this mountain. Now it is debatable if it really is his tomb or not. The view at the top was absolutely breathe taking. I guess I never imagine a mountain being man made.

I can’t remember where it was but the original floor that was found had really intricate designs. That was really amazing to see as well.

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