This isn't your typical tour of ruins and dusty artifacts. It's history as exciting today as it was 2,000 years ago! In a style all his own, Dave Stotts speeds through the ancient world of Rome, giving viewers a fast-paced encounter with the people, places, and events that have shaped our world and the Christian faith. Approx. Running Time: 90 min.
You may never read the Bible the same way again after you hear Dave Stotts. His adventures include on-location explorations, loads of animation, and narration that's definitely "outside the classroom"! Rome If You Want To contains three thrilling 30-minute episodes: Episode 1: "Lost in Rome, The Forum & Palatine Hill," Episode 2: "The Circus Maximus," and Episode 3: "Hannibal Invades Rome."In the first episode, Dave Stotts gets lost in the Eternal City, explores Palatine Hill (home to the Caesars), and teaches about the Arch of Titus and its connection to one of the most important stories of all time—the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This amazing, yet largely untold story will help you make sense of history and today's headlines in a whole new way. In the second episode Dave will take you on a grand tour that starts with modern auto racing, tracing back its connection to the Circus Maximus and chariot racing. You will learn that the Circus Maximus was the likely location of the start of the great fire of Rome—a fire some believe was started by Emperor Nero. This episode ends with a look at Nero and the first Christian persecutions, which include the Apostles Peter and Paul. The last episode starts with the story of the Punic Wars and the great Carthaginian General, Hannibal. Dave looks at Hannibals tactical brilliance including his use of war elephants. Next, it's on to the Roman Coliseum. You will learn more about this amazing place than you can imagine—including how all the gladiatorial bloodshed finally came to an end through a mild mannered monk.The Drive Thru History series received the Homeschool Friendly 2005 Stamp of Approval from Homeschooling Parent Magazine, so enjoy watching this entertaining DVD as a supplement to your history curriculum. It is recommended for ages 12 and up, although younger children will learn from it too. A discussion guide is also included to help with your child's understanding. Act now and order Rome If You Want To from Alpha Omega Publications today!Note: Our films are not available for blanket licensing through MPLC/CVLI.