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Drive Thru History® – “Ancient: Christianity and the Birth of Western Civilization”


In a style all his own, Dave Stotts speeds through ancient worlds, Asia Minor, Rome, Greece, an Turkey, giving you a fast-paced encounter with the people, places and events that have shaped our world and the Christian faith. His adventures include on-location explorations, loads of animations and narration that’s definitely “outside the classroom.”

Length: 45 Minute each episodes.

Please note that this set does not contain a study guide booklet.



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Drive Thru History, Ancient history series makes exploring the history of Western Civilization meaningful and totally entertaining at the same time. Dave might start in Egypt or Mesopotamia and check out the ancient civilizations and then on his way out of town spin by Greece. With Dave Stotts as your guide, you’ll definitely enjoy the ride. You might even learn a thing or two about history and how we’re all connected to these places and events. This is over 2500 years of history…so we had better make it fast. And who wants to be lectured to…so we’d better make it fun. And what about all the strange and interesting things that crop up along the way? That’s part of the story. Remember, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo, and Christopher Columbus…never had a driver’s license. You may never read the Bible the same way again.

Disc Breakdown

Disc 1: Rome If You Want To is the first disc in the series with three thrilling thirty-minute episodes. After getting lost in Rome and visiting Palatine Hill, the Emperors during the time of Christ, the Arch of Titus, and the destruction of Jerusalem. Dave decides to hang out with a few guards at the Coliseum and learn what it was like to have chariot races and experience the great fire of Rome. You will also visit the Roman Pantheon and find out the extent of Nero’s persecution of Christians and their influence on the Roman world.

Disc 2: Greece and the Word, the second disc in the Ancient History series, explores the history of Western Civilization in a fast-paced, humorous trip through Greece. You’ll encounter the people, places, and events that helped shape Western Civilization and the world, as we know it. In this second release, Dave doesn’t just talk about history, he lives it in fast, easy-to-digest road trips that reinforce a Christian worldview.

Disc 3: In the third disc, Turkish Delight, Dave Stotts speeds you back in time again exploring the land of Turkey. You’ll have a front-row seat for more adventure, more laughs, and more history as you drive to cities and ancient ruins in Turkey that are truly off the beaten path. You’ll see why places like Smyrna and Sardis were so important in ancient history and how the messages to these cities found in the book of Revelation help shed light on what life was like for the early church. You’ll follow Dave as he rides a camel around the hot springs of Hierapolis and explores the ruins of Laodicea and Colossae to discover the fascinating historical clues these cities reveal.

Disc 4: In the fourth disc, East Meets West, you will examine the intersection of Eastern and Western thought in this frenetically fun DVD. Experience what it’s like to shop in the bazaar and discover underground cities. Learn why Istanbul was such a historically pivotal city, and jump across the ocean to Washington D.C. to see how Greek, Roman and Christian thought shaped the foundation of America.

(XL) Extended Length


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