Saturday, August 1, 2015

Patterns of Evidence Exodus DVD review and giveaway

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. 

My review:
   I am not big on documentary type DVDs, but this sounded interesting. It took a little while to get my attention, but then I found myself getting into it after the first 10-15 minutes. The DVD is not one man talking the whole time. It is narrated some and the man who did the DVD talks with several different people throughout the DVD. There are scenes from Bible movies, photographs, views of different scenes, and other graphs and documents pictured throughout the DVD.

  I never realized how much disagreement and doubt there is about the Exodus story. Many archaeologists claim that there is no proof found in archaeology for the Exodus. I don't want to give too much away, but Mahoney shows that there is a lot of proof for the Exodus if the commonly accepted date for it is moved back a certain amount of years. I found the information and proof he presented fascinating, and was amazed at the things they have found that do prove the Bible is right about the Exodus, Jericho, and other events in and around Egypt and the Exodus. Granted, this isn't like watching a fast-paced movie, but I enjoyed the DVD and found my faith in the Bible rejuvenated and it made me more convinced than ever that God's Word is true.

Releases on DVD August 4, 2015 
Run Time:  119 minutes
Special Features:  Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
      Behind the Music
      From Film to Book
      Additional Books and Resources
      Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
Genre:  Documentary 
Rating:  NR 


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Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz:


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